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“The House I Live in…a Language which Barks and Scorns at Me behind Every Corner”

Simon Lewis

in British and African Literature in Transnational Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036021
eISBN:
9780813038636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036021.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores Abdulrazak Gurnah's works. The European colonizer/African colonized discourse is explicitly complicated in Zanzibar, the birth place of Gurnah, by a set of circumstances which ... More


Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Wendy Laura Belcher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793211
eISBN:
9780199949700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793211.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

As a very young man, one of the most celebrated English authors of the eighteenth century translated a tome about Ethiopia. This experience permanently marked Samuel Johnson, leaving traces of the ... More


Reprendre: Mudimbe's deconstructions

in Deconstruction and the Postcolonial: At the Limits of Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310560
eISBN:
9781846312922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312922.006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the work of V. Y. Mudimbe, whose immense project of ‘decolonizing’ Africa and Africanist discourses is consistently described as ‘deconstructionist’. It considers Mudimbe's ... More


Conclusion

Sara Fanning

in Caribbean Crossing: African Americans and the Haitian Emigration Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814764930
eISBN:
9780814760086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764930.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter argues that the 1820s was a critical time in the relationship between the United States and Haiti, a time when each exerted influence on the other that had the potential to ... More


Dueling Confessions: Revolution in the First Person

Cheryl Mattingly

in Moral Laboratories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520281196
eISBN:
9780520959538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281196.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter 8 considers how many competing moral spaces and discourses are brought to bear upon one another in the face of the murder of a child. Here, moral laboratories also become political ... More


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