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Author: Marie Kruger

that is equally invested in representing one of the central institutions of the new political dispensation and in commemorating the human rights violations of the past. “A campus for human rights”: this phrase—together with other temporal and spatial metaphors that reclaim the prison complex as “living

In: Matatu

little as the proverbial peacock did when on its way to a tea party, it happened upon a glittering event titled ‘Pride.’ With confidence, clearing its voice, tail feathers aloft, it waddled into a convention of motivated lions. But here I stand. For the purposes of a label, this paper is a causerie . In

In: Matatu
Author: Annie Gagiano

time or deliberate obscurantism needs to be queried, in line with Susan Sontag’s indignant words: To speak of reality becoming a spectacle is a breath-taking provincialism. It universalizes the viewing habits of a small, educated population living in the rich part of the world, where news has been

In: Matatu
Author: Anca Baicoianu

racial persecution”: “In twentieth-century East-Central Europe exile usually meant a self-motivated or, occasionally, forced departure from the home country or habitual place of residence, because of a threat to the person’s freedom or dignified survival […] The departure was for an unforeseeable time

In: Journal of World Literature
Author: Rashi Rohatgi

1960s onwards, in Paris alongside black intellectuals from around the world taking their cue from the negritude movement, was raised to obscure his black genes in order to pass for white; in Paris, living as a black man, he noted that he wished he could also speak Hindi so as to more fully represent in

In: Journal of World Literature
Author: Susan Bassnett

-known writer herself, is invited to Moscow to a celebration of Falin’s life (since glasnost he has been rehabilitated in absentia ), because she has published some of the poems they worked on together: “Translations without originals” she had called them; poems neither his nor hers, or both his and hers

In: Journal of World Literature
Author: Elisa Segnini

synthesize the high quality of our Mediterranean race, and represent a living document in the history of custom. Posterity will be very interested in learning and studying them, especially to understand on what generous and fertile soil the new climate that reshapes the Italian life could plant its roots

In: Journal of World Literature
Author: Ban Wang

life. Readily associated with living natural forms such as trees, vegetation, clouds, and sunshine, the waters are more than a physical setting for human action; they embody a lifeline linking nature to human desires and hopes, and sensuous affinity with other organisms. The mirage between the sky and

In: Remembering May Fourth

then of contemporary life, and from this complex pattern of contradictions, we are offered the chance, as David Cook ( 1987 , p.93) states, “to form a new vision”. Cook’s use of the phrase fits perfectly well within Soyinka’s heroic paradigm. Dionysus, Elesin, and Jero are only three examples of those

In: Spaces of Longing and Belonging
Author: Yan Wei

life in a narrow attic in Shanghai and did not belong to any literary communities. Besides writing Lu Ping stories, Sun served as editor for a few detective journals such as Great Detective and The Blue Book . After 1949, Sun made a living by adapting historical plays for the Shanghai Opera House

In: Detecting Chinese Modernities