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Articles from Vol. 33, No. 2, April

Ayi Kwei Armah's Osiris Rising: New Wine in an Old Wine Skin
Ayi Kwei Armah's career as a novelist reveals two healthy and complementary directions of growth. The first, reflected by his first three novels, essentially takes a hard look at the concept of African independence and criticizes the political class...
Bernth Lindfors: The Archive and the Question of Truth (1)
"this way truth lies" Bernth Lindfors In his 1978 lecture in Ibadan on "The Future of African Literary Studies," Bernth Lindfors argues for the necessity to create an archive for literary studies, pleading for the heritage of the larger Nigerian community....
Dionne Brand in Conversation
This discussion with Dionne Brand took place in the fall of 2002 in Calgary, Alberta where she was participating in Wordfest, an international writers' festival held every autumn. In the past decade Brand has emerged as an important voice in contemporary...
Notes from the New Editor
In an exhibition of international contemporary art, "Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis," at London's Tate Modern Gallery during the spring of 2001, an installation artwork, "sentimentexpress.com," by a young woman artist, Shilpa...
Orality and the Body in the Poetry of Lillian Allen and Dionne Brand: Towards an Embodied Social Semiotics
Introduction Recently, while waiting for calaloo in the Caribbean take-out shop around the corner from our flat, I had a conversation with the dark-brown-skinned cook. Where did I live, he asked? "Up near Ruskin Park," I said, wishing to share my...
The Erotics of Resistance and Postcolonial Self-Fashioning in Annie John
"good behaviour is the proper posture of the weak, of children." Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place "Fallen Cherub, to be weak is miserable." John Milton, Paradise Lost It is usual in reading to bring our repertoire of explanatory schemas to what we...

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