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Memories of Empire: The Empire Exhibition in Andrea Levy's "Small Island" and Hari Kunzru's "The Impressionist", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (2013)

Two novels from the early 2000s set key scenes at the Empire Exhibition in London...

 

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Black Atlantic Literature as Transnational Cultural Spaces, Literature Compass (2013)

This essay makes the case for “Black Atlantic literature” as a transnational category of literary...

 

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Review: Peter McDonald, "The Literature Police: Apartheid Censorship and its Cultural Consequences", MFS: Modern Fiction Studies (2012)

Censorship has, of course, been much discussed in South African literary studies. But Peter McDonald's...

 

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Review: Catherine Cole, "Performing South Africa's Truth Commission: Stages of Transition", Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies (2012)

Over the past several years, I have seen Catherine Cole give two conference presentations on...

 

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Review: Stefan Helgesson, "Transnationalism in Southern African Literature: Modernists, Realists, and the Inequality of Print Culture", English Academy Review: Southern African Journal of English Studies (2010)

With the end of apartheid, long-ostracised South Africa opened itself up to the rest of...

 

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Review: Mark Sanders, "Ambiguities of Witnessing: Law and Literature in the Time of a Truth Commission" and Chris van der Merwe and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, "Narrating Our Healing: Perspectives on Working Through Trauma", English Academy Review: Southern African Journal of English Studies (2009)

Chris N. van der Merwe and Pumla Gobobo-Madikizela. 2007. Narrating Our Healing: Perspectives on Working...

 

Remembering to Forget: Monumental vs. Peripatetic Archiving in Achmat Dangor’s Bitter Fruit, Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies (2008)
 

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Review: Michael Chapman, ed., "The Drum Decade: Stories from the 1950s" and Lindy Stiebel and Liz Gunner, ed., "Still Beating the Drum: Critical Perspectives on Lewis Nkosi", ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature (2007)

The negritude movement had Présence Africaine; the Harlem Renaissance had Crisis and Opportunity; South African...

 

Layers of Permanence: Toward a Spatial-Materialist Reading of Ivan Vladislavić’s The Exploded View, Scrutiny2: Issues in English Studies in Southern Africa (2006)
 

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"Preparing Ourselves for Ambiguity" Review of Albie Sachs, The Free Diary of Albie Sachs, Scrutiny2: Issues in English Studies in Southern Africa (2006)

In 1990, in an article entitled "Preparing ourselves for freedom", Albie Sachs kicked off a...

 

Albie Sachs, Indres Naidoo, and the South African Prison Memoir, Scrutiny2: Issues in English Studies in Southern Africa (2005)
 

The Truth Commission and Post-Apartheid Literature in South Africa, Research in African Literatures (2003)
 

Contributions to Books

“I had Forgotten a Continent’: Cosmopolitan Memory in Derek Walcott’s Omeros, In Traversing Transnationalism: The Horizons of Literary and Cultural Studies (2011)
 

Introduction, Langston Hughes and the South African Drum Generation: The Correspondence (2010)
 

Mapping Memory, Healing the Land: The Bells of Amersfoort, Ways of Writing: Critical Essays on Zakes Mda (2009)
 

Presentations

Cultural Exchange in the Black Atlantic: The Late Work of Langston Hughes, Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States (2011)
 

Cosmopolis Built by Slaves: Slavery, Langston Hughes, and Jacques Roumain, American Comparative Literature Association (2010)
 

Johannesburg in Literature: Cosmopolis or Xenophobic Citadel?, American Comparative Literature Association (2009)
 

Langston Hughes and the South African Drum Generation, Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (2007)
 

Excavating the Apartheid City: Aziz Hassim’s The Lotus People, African Literature Association (2006)
 

Mapping Memory, Healing the Land: Zakes Mda’s The Bells of Amersfoort, English Academy of Southern Africa (2005)
 

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Langston Hughes and the South African Drum Generation: The Correspondence (with John Walters), Utah State University Faculty Monographs (2010)
 

South African Literature After the Truth Commission: Mapping Loss, Utah State University Faculty Monographs (2009)

In the wake of apartheid, South African culture conveys the sense of being lost in...