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Nafissatou Dia Diouf’s Critical Look at a “Senegal in the Midst of Transformation”

Published: Apr 8th, 2014

by Molly Krueger Enz Abstract Nafissatou Dia Diouf is a Senegalese author who has garnered recognition both in her home country and internationally since she began publishing in the 1990s.… Read More

Africa Versus the West in the Court of Reparations

Published: Mar 21st, 2014

by ‘Muyiwa Falaiye Introduction When Alex Haley’s Roots was first serialized on Nigerian television in the 1970’s, I was too young to appreciate it beyond seeing it as the story of slave… Read More

The Crisis of Cultural Memory in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”

Published: Mar 21st, 2014

by F. Abiola Irele Introduction If there is any single work that can be considered central to the evolving canon of modern African literature, it is, without question, Chinua Achebe’s Things… Read More

Reading As A Woman: Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart And Feminist Criticism

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Linda Strong-Leek Introduction Does “reading as a woman” change one’s perspective on a text? Can a woman read as a woman after being conditioned, generally, to read as a… Read More