Tag Archives: Ken Saro-Wiwa

Ambiguity in Sozaboy

When reading some of the pieces for this week, I was struck by some of the insinuations or implications of ambiguity in the African novel. Ambiguity in this context contrast a set of events, letting the African novel reflect the … Continue reading

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Necropolitics in Sozaboy

In Mbembe’s Necropolitics he discusses sovereignty within the context of the post-colonial state. In doing so he goes further than past constructions focusing on a government’s ability to manipulate and physically control the bodies and/or actions of its subjects (Foucault’s … Continue reading

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Chaotic language dynamics in Sozaboy

Reading Sozaboy was an enjoyable experience. In my opinion, the most outstanding feature when reading that novel was of course Nigerian writer Ken Saro-Wiwa’s masterful use of language. The protagonist, Mene, who is an extremely naïve young man, is not … Continue reading

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Change for Thursday, and some Sozaboy secondary citations

Tomorrow we’ll discuss the novels: I’ll be in the classroom with those who read Sozaboy, and anyone reading Allah Is Not Obliged will meet in the lounge, which I’ve reserved.  I’d like to make a slight change to our agenda … Continue reading

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