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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


“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


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


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


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