**SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013** Ten-year-old Darling has a choice: it’s down, or out ‘To play the country-game, we have to choose a country.
Author: NoViolet Bulawayo
Publisher: Random House
* Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013* * US National Book Award 5 Under 35 * * Winner of the Etisalat Prize 2014* * Winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2014* * Winner of a Betty Trask Award 2014* ‘To play the country-game, we have to choose a country. Everybody wants to be the USA and Britain and Canada and Australia and Switzerland and them. Nobody wants to be rags of countries like Congo, like Somalia, like Iraq, like Sudan, like Haiti and not even this one we live in – who wants to be a terrible place of hunger and things falling apart?’ Darling and her friends live in a shanty called Paradise, which of course is no such thing. It isn’t all bad, though. There’s mischief and adventure, games of Find bin Laden, stealing guavas, singing Lady Gaga at the tops of their voices. They dream of the paradises of America, Dubai, Europe, where Madonna and Barack Obama and David Beckham live. For Darling, that dream will come true. But, like the thousands of people all over the world trying to forge new lives far from home, Darling finds this new paradise brings its own set of challenges – for her and also for those she’s left behind.
NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names: A Novel (New York: Back Bay Books,
2014), 32–41, 65–66, 201–16, 283. 31. Bulawayo, We Need New Names, 222–
24, 231. 32. Bulawayo, We Need New Names, 6, 28. 33. Bulawayo, We Need ...
Author: Nwando Achebe
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Featuring contributions from some of the most accomplished scholars on the topic, Holding the World Together explores the rich and varied ways in which women have wielded power across the African continent, from the precolonial period to the present. Suitable for classroom use, this comprehensive volume considers such topics as the representation of African women, their role in national liberation movements, their experiences of religious fundamentalism (both Christian and Muslim), their incorporation into the world economy, changing family and marriage systems, impacts of the world economy on their lives and livelihoods, and the unique challenges they face in the areas of health and disease. Contributors: Nwando Achebe, Ousseina Alidou, Signe Arnfred, Andrea L. Arrington-Sirois, Henryatta Ballah, Teresa Barnes, Josephine Beoku-Betts, Emily Burril, Abena P. A. Busia, Gracia Clark, Alicia Decker, Karen Flint, December Green, Cajetan Iheka, Rachel Jean-Baptiste, Elizabeth M. Perego, Claire Robertson, Kathleen Sheldon, Aili Mari Tripp, Cassandra Veney
Indeed, where We Need New Names appears occupied nostalgically with return
to an ideal(ized) homeland, this is complicated, as it is in Ghana Must Go, by the
characters' recognition that the notion of home is, in a profoundly politically ...
Author: Aretha Phiri
Publisher: Lexington Books
Recognizing philosophy’s traditional influence on—and literature’s creative stimulus for—sociopolitical discourses, imaginations, and structures, African Philosophical and Literary Possibilities: Re-reading the Canon, edited by Aretha Phiri, probes the cross-referential, interdisciplinary relationships between African literature and African philosophy. The contributors write within the broader context of renewed interest in and concerns around epistemological decolonization and to advance African scholarly transformation . This volume argues that, in their convergent ideological and imaginative attempts to articulate an African conditionality, African philosophy and literature share overlapping concerns and aspirations. In this way, this book engages and examines the intersectional canons of these disciplines in order to determine their intra-continental epistemological transformative possibilities within broader, global societal explorations of the current moment of decolonization. Where much of the scholarship on African philosophy has focused on addressing issues associated with the postcolonial task of African self-assertion in the face of or against Euro-modernist hegemony, this innovative book project shifts the focus and broadens the scope away from merely discoursing with the global North by mapping out how philosophy and literature can be viewed as mutually enriching disciplines within and for Africa.
Caryl Phillips, A New World Order (New York: Vintage, 2002), 6. Ibid., 304,305.
NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names (New York: Back Bay Books, 2013), 4,
further citations in text. See Helon Habila's review of the novel, “We Need New ...
Author: Yogita Goyal
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Argues that the slave narrative is a new world literary genre In Runaway Genres, Yogita Goyal tracks the emergence of slavery as the defining template through which current forms of human rights abuses are understood. The post-black satire of Paul Beatty and Mat Johnson, modern slave narratives from Sudan to Sierra Leone, and the new Afropolitan diaspora of writers like Teju Cole and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie all are woven into Goyal’s argument for the slave narrative as a new world literary genre, exploring the full complexity of this new ethical globalism. From the humanitarian spectacles of Kony 2012 and #BringBackOurGirls through gothic literature, Runaway Genres unravels, for instance, how and why the African child soldier has now appeared as the afterlife of the Atlantic slave. Goyal argues that in order to fathom forms of freedom and bondage today—from unlawful detention to sex trafficking to the refugee crisis to genocide—we must turn to contemporary literature, which reveals how the literary forms used to tell these stories derive from the antebellum genre of the slave narrative. Exploring the ethics and aesthetics of globalism, the book presents alternative conceptions of human rights, showing that the revival and proliferation of slave narratives offers not just an occasion to revisit the Atlantic past, but also for re-narrating the global present. In reassessing these legacies and their ongoing relation to race and the human, Runaway Genres creates a new map with which to navigate contemporary black diaspora literature.
Steinzor's theory must be meant as a form of emotional cauterization (he also
says that the problem of dividing the books and records ... We need new names
for such people as: stepmother, "the children of my first husband's second wife," "
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A new party it is , and a new name is needed for it . True , the greater part of us
remain to - day just the same as ever ; but we have squeezed out the traitors .
Liberals we called ourselves , and Liberals we still are . We have not altered a jot
or a ...
Here , if anywhere , we need the light of many minds , and if medical writers could
be induced to preface their works with concise definitions of those names ... New names of some kind we must have ; they are absolutely essential to progress .
We not only have no nature and complexity of the subject , it is nomenclature and
no classification , but we evident that it is a new name we want , not know very
little of the real nature of steel . a new definition . This whole confusion In ...
Author: John Alexander Harvie-BrownPublish On: 1899
The dimensions of the series which I have been able to examine are as follows (
in millimetres ) :} Head Hind Tail . Ear . and body ... It is obvious that , according to
the custom of modern naturalists , these two forms of Mice need new names . I ...
This is the dormitive I take to bed - ward ; I need no other laudanum than this to
make me sleep ; after which I close mine ... by enigmatical epithets or first letters
of our names ; to be studied by antiquaries , who we were , and have new names
Author: Advisory Council of Congregational Churches and Ministers, Brooklyn, 1874Publish On: 1874
That new thing , we hold , should bear a new name , that it may not be mistaken ,
and that other principles may not be ... Independency , we have from the very
beginning , for two hundred and fifty years , pointedly , systematically , and ...
Author: Advisory Council of Congregational Churches and Ministers, Brooklyn, 1874
Category: Advisory Council of Congregational Churches and Ministers
Whether his " In conclusion we may add the remarks of Patrick language is
precisely that of the time , or the old Hannay ," Oh , the rustics ... I need to choose
a new name when the story was ton , to whose family it has belonged for many
We have on the three parts monastery which we converted into a chapel and a
composing the Nanking Circuit 132 ... If the Missionary Society would only take
these and we have 400 new names received as probachildren of Providence to ...
CIIR seeks new name NETWORK of faith based organisations has come together
to support religious and traditional ... CIIR ' s director of communications , Nick
Sireau , explains : ' Times are changing fast and we need to reach out to new ...
They ' re not taking over what the board of education should be doing or what a
superintendent of schools should be ... The learning is going to be continuous
and they ' re not going to have any new names to learn after they get in here in
New Word on Scene I proposed the name for that : “ Aerothermochemistry ” . The
word " aerothermodynamics ” was proposed by an Italian pioneer in
aerodynamics , General Arturo Gaetano Crocco . After that I said , “ Now we have
not only ...
Glorious Future “ As for the one who conquers , I will make him a pillar in the
temple of my God ; he will be secure , and ... Here again we have that promise of
the new name , thought by some to be the very name of Christ Himself – certainly
The words canine and feline are perhaps too special to denote these orders ; but new names would probably be less convenient . In the Ursine order we have a
like difficulty in the name , as in this general division are included three distinct ...
Let us suppose that Smith , Jones & Co. invent a more umiform preparation and
incidentally also invent a new name . I. VARIATIONS IN COMMERCIAL BRAND Should the name " digitalis ” now be dropped from the litera2. If you will turn to ...
Author: International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. General ConventionPublish On:
I'm Gerhard Bergmann , Local 884. And BROTHER BERGMANN : Okay . you have said to you is a credit . So I say as a painter I need no credit in the
Announce a new era , a new name name of our Union . We have gone to that
unifies all and ...
Author: International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. General Convention