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Protected: Final Paper M.Magnero

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Protected: Michelle’s draft

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Final Paper Stage 3 M.Magnero

(De) Constructing Community: Representation and Individuation in Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation         Western consumption of child soldier narratives in the twenty-first century has been characterized by sympathetic responses that serve to maintain the position of the Westerner as … Continue reading

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Gentrification and Refugee and Immigrant Experience in The Beautiful Things Heaven Bears

In US media coverage about gentrification and human displacement occurring in major cities across the country, refugee and immigrant voices or stories are rarely included. We know from statistical data that many refugees and immigrants reside in the areas that … Continue reading

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Annotated Bibliography Project M.Magnero

The Child Soldier Narrator and the (De) construction of Community in Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation Description: Criticism on child soldiers in Africa has tended to focus on reader response theories in which Western readers “take up” the plight … Continue reading

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Moral education and self-improvement in How to Become Rich and Avoid Poverty and Sozaboy

     How to Become Rich and Avoid Poverty by J.C. Anorue is a didactic text aimed at a male audience that demonstrates the steps one should take in order to achieve self-cultivation. Part religious tract, part self-help book, this text … Continue reading

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The narration of David Lurie in Disgrace

One of the things that stands out the most to me in Disgrace is Coetzee’s narrative style. Although the novel is written in the third-person, at times it reads almost like David Lurie’s own first-person account, but with a difference-this … Continue reading

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