Tag Archives: Stephanie Newell

Urban Black Life in Drum and Little Libby

The selections from Drum Magazine are two-fold: while showcasing a wildly paternalistic view of 1950’s South African society, these early facsimiles also demonstrate a changing landscape by placing more emphasis on urban black populations. They squarely focus on blacks living … Continue reading

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Cross-Continental Quotidian Life

I really enjoyed Njabulo Ndebele’s “Rediscovery of the Ordinary” because it resonated in a lot of ways with the Open Book talk I just heard by Jenny Offill. Ndebele, of course, argues that much South African literature has focused on … Continue reading

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How to Become Rich… or not…

Oh boy, How to Become Rich and Avoid Poverty is probably my favorite thing I’ve read in this class in that it is hilarious.  From the authorial note at the beginning telling you that you should read this or your … Continue reading

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