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Poétiques et politiques de l’activisme des écrivains dans les Pays du Sud

By |2019-07-03T09:43:26+01:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Events, Horn of Africa, Literary Criticism, Maghreb, North India|

Cette conférence s’assigne comme but d’explorer selon une perspective comparée la manière dont l’activisme des écrivains négocie la poétique et la politique dans trois régions des Pays du Sud: le Maghreb, la Corne de l’Afrique et le nord de l’Inde.

Oral Traditions in World Literature – Addis Ababa Conference

By |2019-07-02T16:41:02+01:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Itineraries, Literary Criticism, Orality and Oral Forms|Tags: , , , , , |

In this conference, we argue that oral traditions are a vital component of world literature, and not only as an antecedent to written literatures, but in their own right. The conference seeks to move past the characterisation of oral literature as traditional, locally constrained, and less aesthetically complex than written literatures. We will show instead that oral traditions are a modern and dynamic form of literary expression everywhere around the world, sometimes able to circulate across long distances.

MULOSIGE Reading List: International Solidarity and World Literature

By |2019-07-01T17:01:46+01:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Horn of Africa, Literary Criticism, Maghreb, Members, MULOSIGE Syllabi, Poetry|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This reading list was contributed by Dr Anna Bernard and challenges the choice between nation and transnationalism that has often seemed central to theorizations of world literature, but which has tended to bypass internationalist networks of anti-colonial writers working within discrete national contexts.

Conference: The Poetics and Politics of Writer-Activism in the Global South

By |2019-07-06T09:44:10+01:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Education and Taste, Events, Horn of Africa, Maghreb, North India, Poetry|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MULOSIGE is co-organising the conference "The Poetics and Politics of Writer-Activism in the Global South: Between Local Engagement and World-Making Solidarities" with The University of Mohamed V, Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences; Rabat, Morocco, 16-17 April 2020.

MULOSIGE Syllabus: Science, Literature and Development in the MENA Region

By |2019-05-28T11:25:53+01:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Genre, Horn of Africa, Maghreb, Members, MULOSIGE Syllabi, Popular and Pulp Fiction|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This is a course about the relationship between science, literature and development in the MENA region and the role science fiction in world literature.

The Ethiopian Writers’ Association: Between Multilingual Openings and Monolingual Practice

By |2019-05-03T15:02:16+01:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Journals, Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

When the association that claims to be “Ethiopian” restricts its policy and publications to the tradition of one language and presents that language as a representative of the country, the legitimacy of such a claim should be called into question.

Asoosama gabaabaa: A short story in Oromo

By |2019-07-08T12:57:18+01:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Genre, Horn of Africa, Reading, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

"I did not know it" tells the story of Ruufo Gurraachaa, a girl who survived the Surro massacre as a small child. Brought up by a perpetrator of the massacre and given in marriage to an old man who orchestrated the violence, Ruufo is unaware of her tragic past. Yet these secrets cannot stay hidden. As Ruufo discovers that her husband's past brutally connects with her own, she must decide whether or not to take revenge.

Postcolonial Print Cultures Conference Report

By |2019-04-12T14:14:35+01:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Journals, Literary Criticism, Maghreb, North India, Past events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Postcolonial Print Cultures Conference was convened at SOAS University of London on the 11-12th January 2019. The methodological conditions behind the conference are to consider the historical moment of the Cold War in ways other than by splitting the world into two spheres.

Barreessitoonni fi Qorattoonni Oromoo waa’ee Ogbarruu Oromoo Maal Jedhu?

By |2019-07-08T13:22:38+01:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Reading, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ayele Kebede Roba discusses Oromo literature in the Oromo language; centring discussions of world literature outside of the English language.

The Oromo Reader (1894): Oromo folksongs and the sorrow of exile

By |2019-04-12T14:16:26+01:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Orality and Oral Forms, Reading, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

The second blog post on the history of Oromo folklore looks at The Oromo Reader (1894) compiled by Aster Ganno and Onesimo Nasib.