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Justice and Human Rights in the African Imagination : We, Too, Are Humans

Justice and Human Rights in the African Imagination : We, Too, Are Humans

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Abstract:Justice and Human Rights in the African Imagination is an interdisciplinary reading of justice in literary texts and memoirs, films, and social anthropological texts in postcolonial Africa. Inspired by Nelson Mandela and South Africa's robust achieveme...

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The Black Border and Fugitive Narration in Black American Literature

The Black Border and Fugitive Narration in Black American Literature

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Abstract:American Frictions presents cutting-edge research in the field of American cultural studies. The series explores manifold complexities and frictions in the Americas, building on existing scholarship and propelling it in new directions. It challenges na...

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Decolonisations of Literature : Critical Practice in Africa and Brazil After 1945

Decolonisations of Literature : Critical Practice in Africa and Brazil After 1945

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Abstract:An Open Access edition of this book is available on the Liverpool University Press website and the OAPEN library.This book sets out to understand how the meaning of ‘literature'was transformed in the Global South in the post-1945 era. It looks at insti...

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Zones of Occult Instability: The Birth of the Novel in Africa.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Novel: A Forum on Fiction. Nov2021, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p335-361. 27p.

Abstract:The article focuses on the history of novel in Africa and the role of author Thomas Mofolo in the transition from mission-sponsored literacy to the emergence of a modern Black African literary tradition. It mentions that European Christian missionaries...

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Filial Descent: The African Roots of Postcolonial Literature in Italy.

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Source(s):Forum for Modern Language Studies. Jan2020, Vol. 56 Issue 1, p66-77. 12p.

Abstract:The essay concentrates on two seminal postcolonial novels by authors of African descent: Cristina Ubax Ali Farah's Madre piccola (2007) (Little Mother: A Novel) and Gabriella Ghermandi's Regina di fiori e di perle (2007) (Queen of Flowers and Pearls). ...

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A Contextual and Aesthetic Analysis of Jesus of the Deep Forest : Teaching an African Oral Poem.

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Source(s):Research in African Literatures; Winter2020, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p230-245, 16p

Abstract:Copyright of Research in African Literatures is the property of Indiana University Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users ma...

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Genealogies of Black Modernities.

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Source(s):American Literary History. Winter2020, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p611-622. 12p.

Abstract:This essay introduces the major themes and concerns of "Genealogies of Black Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century," a special issue of American Literary History. How does modernity look when read through Black diasporic literary production in the l...

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300 Jahre 'Robinson Crusoe' : Ein Weltbestseller und seine Rezeptionsgeschichte

300 Jahre 'Robinson Crusoe' : Ein Weltbestseller und seine Rezeptionsgeschichte

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Abstract:The year 2019 marked the 300th anniversary of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. His novel was a huge success right away and was soon followed by bootlegs and translations. With the robinsonade, an independent genre of adventure literature was born. These...

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Revision and (Re)membrance: A Theory of Literary Structures in Literature by African-American Women Writers.

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Source(s):African American Review. Winter2017, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p765-779. 15p.

Abstract:A reprint of the article which appeared in the Winter 1990 issue is presented in which the author offers a criticism of structure in African American literature. She mentions the use of voice in literature by African American women, the sense of self, ...

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Literary Genealogies and the Kinship of Black Modernity.

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Source(s):American Literary History. Winter2020, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p789-796. 8p.

Abstract:This brief essay is a reflection on the genealogical as a metaphor for modernity's teleologies. Considering genealogy not as a biological lineage but as a network of kinship relations, we can better understand the collective—and often teleologically re...

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