Tag Archives: Guillaume Coly

Protected: Monsters: The figure of the perpetrator in Antjie Krog’s Country of my Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa.

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Killjoy

In Our Sister Killjoy, brilliant Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo’s protagonist’s train of thought is to be followed like certain danse de salon are to be danced : swaying, left-right-left; past-present-future; Africa-Europe-Africa anew; Africans, Africans-in Europe; Europeans- in Africa. Sissie’s critical … Continue reading

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Nonviolence

Disgrace was written in 1995, the year Nelson Mandela was elected. Of course temptation to take revenge on the white community was great. Crime rates in that period skyrocketed of course and many wealthy white people moved to gated communities. … Continue reading

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Guillaume’s syllabus

All, Guillaume had trouble uploading this and sent it to me via email last week – my apologies for only posting it now. Colonizing the West and beyond. Theme: This course explores the theme of immigration in the African novel. … Continue reading

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Focus on the perpetrator

Country of My Skull is a nonfictional book by Afrikaner author Antjie Krog. It primarily deals with the findings of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) that operated in the wake of the end of the apartheid system … Continue reading

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Crossbones

Crossbones, Nuruddin Farah’s somewhat male-centered novel delves into modern history of Somalia as the author portrays his blasted home country. In the wake of Mohamed Siad Barre’s dictatorship and the subsequent civil war, the Union of Islamic Courts has taken … Continue reading

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