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Protected: He Carried The Bible: Christianity As Disease in Petals of Blood

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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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Annotated Bibliography

My paper will explore how form represents trauma in Ngugi wa Thiongo’s Petals of Blood. I am interested in looking into the ways in which the formal elements of the novel work to process the trauma of the colonial past, … Continue reading

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Ndebele’s Symbolism

Ndebele writes that “the visible symbols of the overwhelmingly oppressive South African social formation appear to have prompted over the years the development of a highly dramatic, highly demonstrative form of literary representation.” (143) He goes on to discuss the … Continue reading

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Syllabus Project

Religion and culture in the African historical narrative Course Description: In this graduate level course, we will explore the role of religion in the African novel. The ties between religion and culture feature frequently in the literature to emerge out … Continue reading

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Preliminary Paper Reflections

In my previous academic work, I have been interested in the ways that American modernism responded to social losses related to events such as the disillusionment with religion and the explosion of capitalism. I am currently working on an article … Continue reading

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