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hideout he moves like the living dead: “His legs and arms are stiff, and he walks with difficulty” (85). This passage already announces that the roots of his zombification lie in his experiences of unliveable life in his homeland, a failed postcolonial nation-state; the continuum of zombification is later

In: Mobilities and Cosmopolitanisms in African and Afrodiasporic Literatures

enough to be stewed/ or used in making pepper soup.” The identity created here is hedonistic. Hedonists are pleasure seekers; they believe in a good life for the one living it. What can be inferred from the above is that the users of this PP are concerned about their satisfying their pleasures. They

In: Matatu
Author: Remy Oriaku

subject of apartheid has gradually given way to a more direct identification of his thematic concerns with South Africa history and socio-cultural life. The motif of a war-ravaged urban South Africa which forms the backbone of Life & Times of Michael K resonates in Age of Iron , where it finds its

In: Matatu
Author: Nasrin Qader

creative striving through writing to generate a time and space and a weave of relationality that would suspend the constantly impending destructive force of war. Moreover, I distinguish between “life world” and “mere life” or “mere living,” where the latter is exposure of life at every instant to the

In: Journal of World Literature
Author: Julin Everett

by European powers. Rather, he notes, far from displaying a desperate need for European intervention, black Africans living during the period following the end of the slave trade saw various developments which allowed for cultural, political and economic revolutions. In the latter part of the 19th

In: Le Queer Impérial
Author: Abba A. Abba

of a bullet wound sustained by his ancestor. 7 He “defied all our categories and rejected the postulate that life set limits beyond which he could not venture.” 8 Isidore Diala, for whom Okigbo is undeniably a martyr, equally observes that Okigbo could have been located in Mazrui’s typology but

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life”. Because of the traveller’s “emotional connection” to the destination, personal memory tourism is an individualistic phenomenon and may be motivated by a search for identity or self-discovery (Marschall 2015 , 37). While the journey represented in Mabanckou’s book qualifies as personal memory

In: Mobilities and Cosmopolitanisms in African and Afrodiasporic Literatures
Author: Julin Everett

: Principles of Life and Living . By way of a proverb, Fu-Kiau illustrates the importance of the woman in Kongo culture: As long as there is a female “shoot” within the community, it cannot be annihilated. The presence of a female in the community is the symbol of continuity of life in that community, and

In: Le Queer Impérial

mobility. In the second part, Biram has been living in Tenerife for three years. His earlier, flagrantly unrealistic dreams of a life in Europe are totally incongruent with reality. Biram works as a street vendor, and although he wants to be seen as “le maître des lieux” (125) “the owner of the place” in

In: Mobilities and Cosmopolitanisms in African and Afrodiasporic Literatures

-establish contact is also interesting in the sense that it juxtaposes two very different contemporary African migrant positions. First of all, there is Ifemelu living a secure and easy-going elite ‘Afropolitan’ life with her wealthy boyfriend and, secondly, there is Obinze, cleaning toilets as an illegal migrant

In: Mobilities and Cosmopolitanisms in African and Afrodiasporic Literatures