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We Need New Diasporas

Yogita Goyal

in Runaway Genres: The Global Afterlives of Slavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479829590
eISBN:
9781479819676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829590.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines recent celebrated fictions from the new African diaspora that remake American conceptions of race by placing them in relation to the history of the postcolonial state and its ... More


Contesting the New Authenticity:: Contemporary War Fiction in Africa

Eleni Coundouriotis

in The People’s Right to the Novel: War Fiction in the Postcolony

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262335
eISBN:
9780823266357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262335.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines African war novels published since 2000 against the backdrop of the literary history developed in the rest of the study. The chapter focuses extensively on novels that eschew ... More


The People’s Right to the Novel: War Fiction in the Postcolony

Eleni Coundouriotis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262335
eISBN:
9780823266357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262335.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This study examines the war novel in Africa as a case study of the genre, delineating the genre’s features across literary traditions. By examining the war novel in depth, it also complicates our ... More


Toward a People’s History:: The Novels of the Nigerian Civil War

Eleni Coundouriotis

in The People’s Right to the Novel: War Fiction in the Postcolony

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262335
eISBN:
9780823266357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262335.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter argues that the sizeable body of fiction which constitutes the novels of the Nigerian Civil War articulates a vital argument about democracy. The fiction maps various divides of ... More


The Perils of Perfection Feminism

Stephanie Newman

in Millennial Feminism at Work: Bridging Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760273
eISBN:
9781501760303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760273.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter cites the perils of perfection feminism. Writing on Glass is an online media platform aiming to make the feminist theory more accessible, then, later on, helping other women build ... More


The Bonder and the Dealer

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A chance meeting with a bail bond agent turned French restaurateur in Falfurrias, Texas, turns the author onto the drug economy in South Texas. After an overview of Mexico’s Drug War, which claimed ... More


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