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To A Nação, with Love: The Politics of Language through Angolan Poetry By Robert Simon
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This book serves as a study of poets’ reflections on the use of the Portuguese language as a tool for the nation building project of Angola during and after the war of independence. The writers... More > studied fall into two categories: those of a first phase, in the context of the war of independence, during which time poets often focused on linguistic unity as a reflection of the nation’s plurality through the inscribing of notions of singular identity simultaneous to the incorporation of elements of linguistic plurality; and those of the second phase, within the context of the post-war and ensuing civil strife which, if taken as a more or less continuous Civil War, lasted from 1975 to 2002, and during which writers would use techniques seen in many postmodern poets to deconstruct the utopian discourse of poets from the previous generation.The essay elucidates existing arguments regarding political and social movement as well as to less-recognized arguments regarding literary evolution in Angola during this period.< Less
Angels Without Wings By Sammy R Browne
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Violence is the stuff of which the history of the human race is written—and the never ending cycle goes on, and for all purposes, all we do is wring out hands in total shock and incapacitation,... More > or simply look on with indifference. Quoting Shirley Jackson’s on her most anthologized short fiction “The Lottery,” “. . . by setting a particularly brutal ancient rite [emphasis mine] in the present and in my own village, to shock the story’s reader with a graphic dramatization of the pointless and general inhumanity in their own lives,” it is hoped that the senselessness of it will hit home. In what Ralph Ellison terms “fictional truth,” the events and acts so described in this story, about other human beings caught in the madness of pride, avarice, and sheer stupidiy, do we find examples of our better natures.< Less
An FTS Manual to CGSA By Chicana/o Graduate Student Association
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An FTS Manual to CGSA is a collection of documents and flyers created collectively by the Chicana/o Graduate Student Association at California State University Northridge during the years 2005 to... More > 2009. These documents offer insight to the graduate level struggles and paradoxes found in Chicana/o Studies at Cal State Northridge.< Less
Saving Haiti, Saving the World - Can Christianity Face the Challenge By Ruthy Charlot & Jean-Baptiste Luc Charlot
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Saving Haiti, Saving the World breaks three rules by looking at politics, religion, and ethnicity as they related to each other at the birth of the Revolutionary era and as they do now. It argues... More > that Haiti and the United States mirror one another. By exploring the connectedness of religion, race, and ethnicity in these not-so-opposite countries, the book tackles the question: is Christianity all the problem-solver a democratic republic needs?< Less
Saving Haiti, Saving the World - Can Christianity Face the Challenge By Ruthy Charlot & Jean-Baptiste Luc Charlot
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Saving Haiti, Saving the World breaks three rules by looking at politics, religion, and ethnicity as they related to each other at the birth of the Revolutionary era and as they do now. It argues... More > that Haiti and the United States mirror one another. By exploring the connectedness of religion, race, and ethnicity in these not-so-opposite countries, the book tackles the question: is Christianity all the problem-solver a democratic republic needs?< Less
Including the Other: Acknowledging Difference in Education, Language and History By Milton A. George et al.
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This collection of articles zooms in on different aspects of the presence and absence of 'the other' in education, language and history.
African Leaders By Bridgette Kasuka, Editor
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This is a profile of the most influential African leaders during the post-colonial period. The work focuses on leaders who have had an impact not only on their countries but on the continent as a... More > whole in terms of influence, good or bad, or both. There are four works in this series: African Leaders, Leaders of Post-colonial Africa, Independence Leaders of Africa, and Prominent African Leaders Since Independence. They collectively constitute a comprehensive profile of the most prominent and most influential leaders of Africa during the colonial and post-colonial years. Most of them were the founding fathers of their nations. And they shaped the destinies of their countries.< Less
Journal of African Literature and Culture No. 7 By Charles Ed. Smith
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A bold attempt to commit the process of African integration in postcoloniality and postmodernity to the exploration of perspectives on black identities in contemporary writings and the interaction of... More > cultural expressions beyond the borders of Africa and across the Atlantic.< Less
Journal of African Literature and Culture No. 7 By Charles Ed. Smith
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A bold attempt to commit the process of African integration in postcoloniality and postmodernity to the exploration of perspectives on black identities in contemporary writings and the interaction of... More > cultural expressions beyond the borders of Africa and across the Atlantic.< Less
Quick Guide: Nervous Conditions By College Guide World
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Nervous Conditions is a novel by Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga, first published in the United Kingdom in 1988. The semi-autobiographical novel focuses on the story of a Rhodesian family in... More > post-colonial Rhodesia during the 1960s. It attempts to illustrate the dynamic themes of race, class, gender, and cultural change during the post-colonial conditions of present-day Zimbabwe. The title is taken from the introduction by Jean-Paul Sartre to Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth.< Less

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