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Chinua Achebe and James Baldwin
Bill Schwarz

The escalation of systematic, if random, violence in the contemporary world frames the concerns of the article, which seeks to read Baldwin for the present. It works by a measure of indirection, arriving at Baldwin after a detour which introduces Chinua Achebe. The Baldwin–Achebe relationship is familiar fare. However, here I explore not the shared congruence between their first novels, but rather focus on their later works, in which the reflexes of terror lie close to the surface. I use Achebe’s final novel, Anthills of the Savanah, as a way into Baldwin’s “difficult” last book, The Evidence of Things Not Seen, suggesting that both these works can speak directly to our own historical present. Both Baldwin and Achebe, I argue, chose to assume the role of witness to the evolving manifestations of catastrophe, which they came to believe enveloped the final years of their lives. In order to seek redemption they each determined to craft a prose—the product of a very particular historical conjuncture—which could bring out into the open the prevailing undercurrents of violence and terror.

James Baldwin Review
Siobhán McIlvanney

-s when seeking to establish common narrative tendencies.  While literary criticism of beur works tends to focus on issues relating to race or gender, the role of class, or the interface between class and race in beur writing, has received relatively little critical attention, in spite of – or perhaps because of – its ubiquity in the texts.  Ketu H. Katrak, ‘Decolonizing culture: toward a theory for postcolonial women’s texts’, Modern Fiction Studies, () (), – ().  One example of this inventiveness is the works’ repeated references to the protagonists

in Women’s writing in contemporary France
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Southern worlds, globes, and spheres
Sarah Comyn and Porscha Fermanis

an overview of critical Indigenous studies, see Aileen Moreton-Robinson (ed.), Critical Indigenous Studies: Engagements in First World Locations (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2016). 44 Konishi, ‘First Nations Scholars’, 291. 45 Araluen, ‘Resisting the Institution’, n.p. 46 Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Decolonising Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples (Auckland: Zed, 1999), p. 98. More recently, see Jo-Ann Archibald, Jenny Lee-Morgan, and Jason De Santolo (eds), Decolonizing Research: Indigenous Storywork as Methodology (London: Zed, 2019

in Worlding the south
Theorising the en-gendered nation
Elleke Boehmer

women petty-traders as prime offenders. See Carolynne Dennis, ‘Women and the state in Nigeria: the case of the federal military government 1984–85’, in Haleh Afshar (ed.), Women, State and Ideology: Studies from Africa and Asia (London: Macmillan, 1987), pp. 13–27. BOEHMER Makeup 3/22/05 2:55 PM Page 41 John's G5:Users:john:Public:John's Mac: John's Jobs Theorising the engendered nation 41 45 M. Jacqui Alexander, ‘Erotic autonomy as a politics of decolonization’, in Alexander and Mohanty (eds), Feminist Genealogies, pp. 63–100. 46 Arundhati Roy, The Algebra of

in Stories of women
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Peter Morey

reasons having to do with decolonization, increased immigration, global communication, and transport – a whole range of phenomena that encourage multi-locale attachments, dwelling and traveling within and across nations’.41 One thing the writers of such diasporas seem to share is the search for some new order, some pattern, to help make sense of their unfamiliar new surroundings. Mistry’s writing is full of examples of this search for pattern in the chaos of a dislocated life. The protagonist Kersi gropes for a way of ordering and giving narrative shape and, thus

in Rohinton Mistry
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Debatable lands and passable boundaries
Aileen Christianson

relationships, both within ourselves and with others. Edward Said writes in Culture and Imperialism of the great many languages, histories and forms that circulate ‘[in] the cultural discourses of decolonization’ (1993: 280). It is this same kind of plurality, circularity and interconnection that occurs in the conflicting discourses of nation, region, gender, sexuality and class. These discourses also provide the problematic ‘contours’ in what Said refers to as our ‘imagined or ideal community’ (280). His notion of literature and culture ‘as hybrid … and encumbered, or

in Across the margins
Johanna Gondouin, Suruchi Thapar-Björkert, and Ingrid Ryberg

the Lake is only 2017’s second best wrenching Elisabeth Moss drama’, The Village Voice (13 September). Krølokke, C. and S. Pant (2012). ‘ “I only need her uterus”: Neo-​liberal discourses on transnational surrogacy’, NORA  –​Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 20:4, pp. 233–​48. Millbank, J. (2012). ‘From Alice and Evelyn to Isabella: Exploring the narratives and norms of “new” surrogacy in Australia’, Griffith Law Review, 21:1, pp. 101–​36. Mohanty, C. T. (2003). Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity. New Delhi

in The power of vulnerability
Animal language and the return of loss in Beowulf
Mo Pareles

Clark, Between Medieval Men , pp. 132–3. 15 I draw the notion of knowledge arising from relationship largely from Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, ‘Land as pedagogy: Nishnaabeg intelligence and rebellious transformation’, Decolonization: indigeneity, education & society , 3.3 (2014), 1–25. The pedagogy Simpson advocates is, however, based on feminism, non-violence, and Indigenous resurgence. To read Simpson alongside Beowulf , as my

in Dating Beowulf
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How anti-computing time-travels
Caroline Bassett

America's Most Powerful Corporation . New York : Dialog Press . Braybrooke , Kat and Tim Jordan . 2017 . ‘ Genealogy, Culture and Technomyth: Decolonizing Western Information Technologies, from Open Source to the Maker Movement ’, Digital Culture & Society 3 ( 1 ): 25–46 . Butler , Judith

in Anti-computing
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Street and theatre at the end of Fordism
David Calder

commute. See Kristin Ross, Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995). 55 Although the car was initially scheduled to debut at the 1939 Paris auto show, the declaration of war cancelled the festivities. Boulanger and Citroën president Pierre Michelin delayed production and guarded the 2CV plans closely, fearing military application by the Nazis. 56 In his 1973 polemic ‘The Social Ideology of the Motorcar,’ André Gorz condemns the automobile’s circular logic: ‘Everyone wants to escape from [the city

in Street theatre and the production of postindustrial space