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Syllabus Project M.Magnero

English 282: Genre and Form in the African Novel Instructor: Michelle Magnero Course Description This course will introduce you to the examination and analysis of the African novel. We will focus our reading this semester on genre and form. Our … 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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Temporality in Achebe

At the end of Things Fall Apart, Achebe brings the Commissioner’s perspective into focus, leaving the reader with the Commissioner’s thoughts about the book he will write on the colonial project in Africa: “He had already chosen the title of … Continue reading

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