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Indigeneity Globalization and African Literature

Indigeneity  Globalization  and African Literature Author Tanure Ojaide
ISBN-10 9781137560032
Release 2015-10-07
Pages 285
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Literature remains one of the few disciplines that reflect the experiences, sensibility, worldview, and living realities of its people. Contemporary African literature captures the African experience in history and politics in a multiplicity of ways. Politics itself has come to intersect and impact on most, if not all, aspects of the African reality. This relationship of literature with African people’s lives and condition forms the setting of this study. Tanure Ojaide’s Indigeneity, Globalization, and African Literature: Personally Speaking belongs with a well-established tradition of personal reflections on literature by African creative writer-critics. Ojaide’s contribution brings to the table the perspective of what is now recognized as a “second generation” writer, a poet, and a concerned citizen of Nigeria’s Niger Delta area.

The Beauty I Have Seen

The Beauty I Have Seen Author Tanure Ojaide
ISBN-10 9789788422297
Release 2010
Pages 154
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The beauty I have seen -- Doors of the forest & other poems -- Flow & other poems.

Steeped in Heritage

Steeped in Heritage Author Sarah Fleming Ives
ISBN-10 9780822372301
Release 2017-10-06
Pages 272
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South African rooibos tea is a commodity of contrasts. Renowned for its healing properties, the rooibos plant grows in a region defined by the violence of poverty, dispossession, and racism. And while rooibos is hailed as an ecologically indigenous commodity, it is farmed by people who struggle to express “authentic” belonging to the land: Afrikaners, who espouse a “white” African indigeneity, and “coloureds,” who are characterized either as the mixed-race progeny of “extinct” Bushmen or as possessing a false identity, indigenous to nowhere. In Steeped in Heritage Sarah Ives explores how these groups advance alternate claims of indigeneity based on the cultural ownership of an indigenous plant. This heritage-based struggle over rooibos shows how communities negotiate landscapes marked by racial dispossession within an ecosystem imperiled by climate change and precarious social relations in the postapartheid era.

Natures of Africa

Natures of Africa Author F. Fiona Moolla
ISBN-10 1868149137
Release 2016
Pages 334
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Natures of Africa has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Natures of Africa also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Natures of Africa book for free.

Eco Imagination

Eco Imagination Author Irène Assiba d' Almeida
ISBN-10 1592219403
Release 2013
Pages 343
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Eco Imagination has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Eco Imagination also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Eco Imagination book for free.

Green Grass Running Water

Green Grass  Running Water Author Thomas King
ISBN-10 9781443419123
Release 2012-10-30
Pages 486
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Strong, sassy women and hard-luck, hard-headed men, all searching for the middle ground between Native American tradition and the modern world, perform an elaborate dance of approach and avoidance in this magical, rollicking tale by award-winning author Thomas King. Alberta, Eli, Lionel and others are coming to the Blackfoot reservation for the Sun Dance. There they will encounter four Indian elders and their companion, the trickster Coyote—and nothing in the small town of Blossom will be the same again. . . .

Oral Epics from Africa

Oral Epics from Africa Author John William Johnson
ISBN-10 0253211107
Release 1997
Pages 331
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"The editors... must be congratulated... Long live the African storytellers!" --Africa Today "It is difficult to imagine a more practical introduction to contemporary African epic than this anthology... no other single volume comprehends the full scope of African epic (as opposed to praise poetry) the way this one does.... The stories are engaging, and the free-verse translations are surprisingly readable.... Recommended for all academic collections." --Choice Western culture traces its literary heritage to such well-known epics as the Iliad and the Odyssey and Gilgamesh. But it is only recently that scholars have turned their attention toward capturing the rich oral tradition that is still alive in Africa today. These 25 selections introduce English-speaking readers to the extensive epic traditions in Africa.


Asexualities Author Karli June Cerankowski
ISBN-10 9781134692460
Release 2014-03-14
Pages 410
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What is so radical about not having sex? To answer this question, this collection of essays explores the feminist and queer politics of asexuality. Asexuality is predominantly understood as an orientation describing people who do not experience sexual attraction. In this multidisciplinary volume, the authors expand this definition of asexuality to account for the complexities of gender, race, disability, and medical discourse. Together, these essays challenge the ways in which we imagine gender and sexuality in relation to desire and sexual practice. Asexualities provides a critical reevaluation of even the most radical queer theorizations of sexuality. Going beyond a call for acceptance of asexuality as a legitimate and valid sexual orientation, the authors offer a critical examination of many of the most fundamental ways in which we categorize and index sexualities, desires, bodies, and practices. As the first book-length collection of critical essays ever produced on the topic of asexuality, this book serves as a foundational text in a growing field of study. It also aims to reshape the directions of feminist and queer studies, and to radically alter popular conceptions of sex and desire. Including units addressing theories of asexual orientation; the politics of asexuality; asexuality in media culture; masculinity and asexuality; health, disability, and medicalization; and asexual literary theory, Asexualities will be of interest to scholars and students in sexuality, gender, sociology, cultural studies, disability studies, and media culture.


Ceremony Author Leslie Marmon Silko
ISBN-10 1440621829
Release 2006-12-26
Pages 272
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The great Native American Novel of a battered veteran returning home to heal his mind and spirit More than thirty-five years since its original publication, Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature, a novel that is itself a ceremony of healing. Tayo, a World War II veteran of mixed ancestry, returns to the Laguna Pueblo Reservation. He is deeply scarred by his experience as a prisoner of the Japanese and further wounded by the rejection he encounters from his people. Only by immersing himself in the Indian past can he begin to regain the peace that was taken from him. Masterfully written, filled with the somber majesty of Pueblo myth, Ceremony is a work of enduring power. The Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition contains a new preface by the author and an introduction by Larry McMurtry. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Creole Indigeneity

Creole Indigeneity Author Shona N. Jackson
ISBN-10 081667776X
Release 2012
Pages 310
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During the colonial period in Guyana, the country's coastal lands were worked by enslaved Africans and indentured Indians. In Creole Indigeneity, Shona N. Jackson investigates how their descendants, collectively called Creoles, have remade themselves as Guyana's new natives, displacing indigenous peoples in the Caribbean through an extension of colonial attitudes and policies. Looking particularly at the nation's politically fraught decades from the 1950s to the present, Jackson explores aboriginal and Creole identities in Guyanese society. Through government documents, interviews, and political speeches, she reveals how Creoles, though unable to usurp the place of aboriginals as First Peoples in the New World, nonetheless managed to introduce a new, more socially viable definition of belonging, through labor. The very reason for bringing enslaved and indentured workers into Caribbean labor became the organizing principle for Creoles' new identities. Creoles linked true belonging, and so political and material right, to having performed modern labor on the land; labor thus became the basis for their subaltern, settler modes of indigeneity—a contradiction for belonging under postcoloniality that Jackson terms “Creole indigeneity.” In doing so, her work establishes a new and productive way of understanding the relationship between national power and identity in colonial, postcolonial, and anticolonial contexts.

Comparative Indigeneities of the Am ricas

Comparative Indigeneities of the Am  ricas Author María Bianet Castellanos
ISBN-10 0816521018
Release 2012
Pages 353
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Comparative Indigeneities of the Américas highlights intersecting themes such as indigenismo, mestizaje, migration, displacement, autonomy, sovereignty, borders, spirituality, and healing that have historically shaped the experiences of Native peoples across the Américas. In doing so, it promotes a broader understanding of the relationships between Native communities in the United States and Canada and those in Latin America and the Caribbean and invites a hemispheric understanding of the relationships between Native and mestiza/o peoples.

Routes and Roots

Routes and Roots Author Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey
ISBN-10 9780824834722
Release 2010
Pages 334
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Routes and Roots has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Routes and Roots also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Routes and Roots book for free.

The New Imperial Order

The New Imperial Order Author Makere Stewart-Harawira
ISBN-10 1842775294
Release 2005-10-07
Pages 269
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The New Imperial Order is concerned with the many ways in which globalization impacts upon indigenous peoples and their response. Makere Stewart-Harawira argues that indigenous world-views are profoundly important to the development of alternative frameworks for global order that combine economic principles with spiritual values. 'This book is a timely and welcome addition to the critical literature emerging as a response to globalization. It is an impressive piece of work - huge in scope, intellectually challenging and ambitious in its aims.' - Professor Michael Peters

Ethnicity Democracy and Citizenship in Africa

Ethnicity  Democracy and Citizenship in Africa Author Samantha Balaton-Chrimes
ISBN-10 9781472440686
Release 2015-03-28
Pages 202
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As an ethnic minority the Nubians of Kenya are struggling for equal citizenship by asserting themselves as indigenous and autochthonous to Kibera, one of Nairobi’s most notorious slums. Having settled there after being brought by the British colonial authorities from Sudan as soldiers, this appears a peculiar claim to make. It is a claim that illuminates the hierarchical nature of Kenya’s ethnicised citizenship regime and the multi-faceted nature of citizenship itself. This book explores two kinds of citizenship deficits; those experienced by the Nubians in Kenya and, more centrally, those which represent the limits of citizenship theories. The author argues for an understanding of citizenship as made up of multiple component parts: status, rights and membership, which are often disaggregated through time, across geographic spaces and amongst different people. This departure from a unitary language of citizenship allows a novel analysis of the central role of ethnicity in the recognition of political membership and distribution of political goods in Kenya. Such an analysis generates important insights into the risks and possibilities of a relationship between ethnicity and democracy that is of broad, global relevance.

The Representation of Race and Indigeneity in Samson and Delilah and Coonardoo

The Representation of Race and Indigeneity in Samson and Delilah and Coonardoo Author David Fußinger
ISBN-10 3656216266
Release 2013-09
Pages 28
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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, University of Cologne, course: Reading Post-colonial Australia, language: English, comment: Eine von Prof. Dr. Ashcroft mit 1,7 ausgezeichnete Hauptseminararbeit. Er ist Experte auf dem Gebiet des Postkolonialismus und befand sich im Sommersemester 2011 auf einer Gastprofessur an der Universitat zu Koln., abstract: When we think of Australia, we associate certain images, experiences or even stereotypes with the country that is at the same time a continent, located on the southern hemisphere of the world. Indigenous people, the so-called Aborigines, modern and popular cities, beautiful beaches and an exotic flora and fauna and certain sights, such as Ayers Rock for example, account for a stereotypical representation of the land which in fact holds more appeal if you only take a closer look. These associations are very superficial and originate from a Eurocentric perspective, a term that will appear again later in this essay. Whether you regard Australia and its outline on the map as being on the southern hemisphere for example, simply depends from which angle of vision one looks at the country. Since the emergence of the Mercator Atlas, a certain view of the world has been established. Today, this view is still perceived as dominant and correct and is supposed to reflect reality. It's the underlying ideology of western European countries whose ideas of structuring the world by mapping and timing have also influenced the Australian continent. More importantly, the colonists defined their identity by demarcating them from other cultures. What didn't conform to European standards wasn't perceived right and therefore had to be changed in order to adapt to conventional norms. Even today the connection between Australia and its former ruling British center and the impact of colonialism on post-colonial Australia becomes visible in everyday life and is also manifested in cultural dis

The Sociolinguistics of Globalization

The Sociolinguistics of Globalization Author Jan Blommaert
ISBN-10 0521710235
Release 2010-04-08
Pages 230
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Human language has changed in the age of globalization: no longer tied to stable and resident communities, it moves across the globe, and it changes in the process. The world has become a complex 'web' of villages, towns, neighbourhoods and settlements connected by material and symbolic ties in often unpredictable ways. This phenomenon requires us to revise our understanding of linguistic communication. In The Sociolinguistics of Globalization Jan Blommaert constructs a theory of changing language in a changing society, reconsidering locality, repertoires, competence, history and sociolinguistic inequality.

She No Longer Weeps

She No Longer Weeps Author Tsitsi Dangarembga
ISBN-10 0869256904
Release 1987
Pages 59
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She No Longer Weeps has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from She No Longer Weeps also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full She No Longer Weeps book for free.