Tag Archives: Response

Focus on the perpetrator

Country of My Skull is a nonfictional book by Afrikaner author Antjie Krog. It primarily deals with the findings of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) that operated in the wake of the end of the apartheid system … Continue reading

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Crossbones

Crossbones, Nuruddin Farah’s somewhat male-centered novel delves into modern history of Somalia as the author portrays his blasted home country. In the wake of Mohamed Siad Barre’s dictatorship and the subsequent civil war, the Union of Islamic Courts has taken … 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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‘Englishness’ in Nervous Conditions

Englishness, which, in different contexts could be termed Frenchness of Spanishness or other, is a more or less permanently acquired feature by voluntary or coerced exposure of the native to the culture, ideas and language of the colonizer, generally with … Continue reading

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