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Common Sense in Mbembe and Petals of Blood

Reading Achille Mbembe’s “Provisional Notes on the Postcolony”, I was especially intrigued by a few offhand mentions near the beginning to the idea of “common sense,” especially as it relates for Mbembe to laws, customs, and other tools used by … 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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