Tag Archives: Recommended readings

Onitsha Market Literature online

For those interested, here’s a University of Kansas digital archive of Onitsha Market literature. http://onitsha.diglib.ku.edu/

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Time in Disgrace

In his article, Derek Attridge touches on the ideas of time-passing, histories, and reminiscence that can be seen in Disgrace. He questions why, after the election of Nelson Mandela, Coetzee did not write something more uplifting or optimistic? (Attridge, 99) … Continue reading

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Mbembe, “Decolonizing Knowledge and the Question of the Archive”

Welcome back from spring break, all.  The cruelty of the time change occurring as we transition back into the semester is… well, it’s cruel.  Hope you’re all getting through with some high-quality caffeine. A couple of things.  First and foremost: … 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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South Africa TRC readings

We’ll take a breather from fiction on the Tuesday after spring break and look instead at some writings by a literary journalist (also a poet), a deconstructive philosopher, and an anthropologist/political theorist intended to give us some ways into thinking … Continue reading

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Tomorrow

We’ll continue our discussion of Farah’s Crossbones in its entirety tomorrow.  In preparing for that, I might be taking a look at these two (short and pithy and light) essays by novelists Aminatta Forna and Ben Okri, containing insights about … Continue reading

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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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