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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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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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Narrative Strategy in Crossbones

There is something frentic about the construction of the prose in Crossbones. Its cinematic focus can shift from sentence to sentence within a paragraph. I’m struck by the interchangeability of (though with complicating nuances) characters’ situations, and the break-neck speed … Continue reading

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