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Tips on writing a good conference paper abstract

I’m going to hand your abstracts back with comments today.  This is a tricky genre to master, but also an important one, as it forces you to articulate what you want to argue, how you’re going to make your argument, … Continue reading

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Metaphor and Christianity in Petals of Blood

From close reading larger literary texts, it is possible to juxtapose metaphor and allegory with textual evidence, using that evidence as a springboard to further investigate possible meanings and interpretations. Religion has been used as a key theme in many … Continue reading

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The African Slave in the Western and African Novel

The most defining event in recent West African history came with initial European contact and the beginning of the slave trade. According to Michael Rothberg and David Scott, being free from the confines of overt political and historical discourses, literature … Continue reading

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Final Paper Abstract

Chinua Achebe’s 1958 novel Things Fall Apart explores the dissolution of Igbo tradition and community in the fictional Nigerian village of Umuofia, as well as in the life of the novel’s protagonist Okonkwo – a dissolution resulting partly from the … Continue reading

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Abstract

In recent years, many of Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s critics have attended to the narrative style of the author’s novel, Petals of Blood. In Postcolonialism in the Wake of the Nairobi Revolution, Apollo Obonyo Amoko argues that Ngugi’s style in this … Continue reading

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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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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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