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About sdiouf

Ph.D student in Comparative Literature.

Protected: Final Paper.

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Protected: very rough draft!

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A female narrative

“”Our Sister,” Sissie is rooted in her African communal society and all her responses are oriented toward decolonization and the education of this community. Unlike other exiles who have lost that sense of identity that comes from belonging to a … Continue reading

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Abstract

The African novel: extroverted or postcolonial. In this analysis we will try to discuss the nature of the African novel. In fact, it is not at all a discussion per se, but a re-canalization of a long debate. When we … Continue reading

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Help!

can anyone help me with these two essays by Chinua Achebe: ” The Novelist as Teacher” (1965) and “The Role of the Writer in a New Nation”

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commodification.

An endless epic poem, departure and arrival and gentrification; this miscellany of themes put in conversation with the life story of these immigrants conjures a sense of displacement, there is a fundamental loss/search of identity. These immigrants seem to have … Continue reading

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annotated biblography

Things Fall Apart: extroverted or postcolonial While reading Things Fall Apart the “africanity” of the text becomes a serious question. As a postcolonial student I started wondering whether we are analyzing purely an African texts or simply postcolonial works, and … Continue reading

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