Author Archives: Chalice

Protected: Final Draft

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Protected: Chalice’s Rough Draft

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Final Paper Part Three: Abstract

Halfway Things: Gothicism and the African Diaspora in The Icarus Girl and Sozaboy Abstract: This conference paper aims to bond the Abiku, Yoruba ghost children, to the modern African diasporic experience by positioning said figure as a metaphorical expression of … Continue reading

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Conversing with Diasporic Narrative Tradition

As I read “Reconfiguring the African Diaspora”, I was drawn to the way Sepha’s racial identity narrative, as part of the body of newer diasporic fiction, is understood to be in conversation with older depictions of the immigrant position. I … Continue reading

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Comfort in Continuity

“Coups, child soldiers, famines were all a part of the same package of unending grief that we picked our way through in order to avoid our own frustrations and disappointments with life” (Mengestu 221). I view this line as straightforward … Continue reading

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Annotated Bibliography

My conference paper is an investigation into the diasporic state conducted through an examination of the Abiku figure and other examples of ghostliness as indicators and expressions of abjection and fractured identity in Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl, Ken Saro-Wiwa’s … Continue reading

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The Urban Community in Joe

  I’m interested in the urban community, particularly regarding the excerpts from Joe in section two of Readings in African Popular Fiction. Nelson’s article, “Representations of Men & Women, City & Town in Kenyan Novels”, and the magazine excerpts both … Continue reading

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