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Protected: A Case for Teaching TFA in Rhet/Comp Classes

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Poetic Meaning in Our Sister Killjoy

Perhaps the most striking feature of Aidoo’s style in Our Sister Killjoy is the elegant, almost seamless combination of prose and poetry throughout the text. What seems unique about Aidoo’s use of prose-poetry is how these two literary forms are … Continue reading

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Toward an Extroverted Pedagogy of World Literatures: Addressing Problematic Readings of Things Fall Apart in Western Classrooms

The aim of this conference paper is to outline an accessible and effective theoretical framework for teaching Achebe’s Things Fall Apart in Western classrooms. While it is true that awareness of ethnocentric readings has generally increased, it appears that many … Continue reading

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Deva Kellam Annotated Bib: The Treatment of TFA in American Classrooms

Annotated Bibliography: The Treatment of Things Fall Apart in American Classrooms Okunoye, Oyeniyi. “Half A Century of Reading Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.” English Studies 91.1 (2010): 42-57. Academic Search Complete. Web. 20 March. 2016. Concerning Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, … Continue reading

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Farah’s Revisions?

Though I have attended author lectures before, I don’t think I’ve ever had the opportunity to follow along as the author read aloud the way I did at Nurridin Furah’s presentation last night. His explanations about the text and his … Continue reading

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Syllabus Project:Perspective on Nigeria

  ENGL 2**: The Modern African Novel Theme: Perspectives on Nigeria This course examines various narratives of Nigerian culture from voices that are sometimes overshadowed by the ubiquity of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. The aim of this course is not … Continue reading

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