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“Reading together” in multilingual contexts beyond monolingual methodologies

By |2019-03-20T11:43:58+01:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Events, Interventions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The conference programme for "Reading Together" in Multilingual Contexts Beyond Monolingual Methodologies, to be held in Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale, Naples 11-12 April 2019.

Postcolonial Print Cultures Conference: Tambimuttu and Sivanandan: Cold-War America and International Socialism.

By |2019-03-06T12:36:38+01:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Interventions, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Tambimuttu and Sivanandan: Cold-War America and International Socialism Dr Ruvani Ranasinha (Kings College London) considers and contrasts the political positions and self-fashioning adopted during the careers of two mid-century Sri Lankan writers. Ranasinha recounts Tambimuttu’s self-stereotyping of the sensual Orient, first with his move to the UK in 1938, and later in terms

Postcolonial Print Cultures Conference Report

By |2019-02-21T10:57:15+01:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Interventions, Maghreb, North India, Past events, Uncategorized|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.

Beyond conflicts, crises and catastrophes: Afro-Pessimism in Western Media

By |2018-06-06T13:01:44+01:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Interventions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Rachel Tabea Bossmeyer criticizes the afro-pessimism of mainstream Western Media and its ties to colonial literary productions.

What’s in a Meme?: Literature, Representation, and Renegotiation.

By |2018-06-06T13:09:38+01:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Interventions, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Jenny Carla Moran is a Postcolonial studies MA student at SOAS University of London. She is the co-founder and a previous co-head editor of Trinity College Dublin's feminist journal, nemesis. Her current research interests include post-structuralism, gender theory, and embodiment in the digital age. Her perpetual interests include circles of femme friendships and cats."

Making the child ‘sharīf’ in Urdu textbooks – Muslim, yet not Islamic

By |2018-04-03T18:06:07+01:00April 4th, 2018|Categories: Interventions, North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sumaira Nawaz reflects on Urdu educational texts in colonial North India and how they informed new sensibilities and identities across religious divides

Omar Berrada: Il est temps de revendiquer un cosmopolitisme du sud

By |2018-03-15T19:27:41+01:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: Interventions, Maghreb|

"La colonisation n'appartient pas au passé, elle survit à sa propre mort en organisant une double amnésie: l'effacement des cultures colonisées et l'igonrance ou le déni de cet effacement."

Sowing the seeds of subalternity in Somali Literature

By |2018-01-27T14:52:46+01:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Interventions|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Photograph of Afgoye, Somalia from 2013 (source: Wiki Commons) Mohamed A. Eno is professor and dean of African Studies at St. Clements University in Mogadishu, Somalia. His groundbreaking work uses literature, especially folk poetry, to challenge the myth of a homogenous Somalia and to expose the exclusion and

Poetic inserts and the art of persuasion in the Somali novel “Aqoondarro waa u nacab jacayl” (“Ignorance is the enemy of love”) by Faarax M. J. Cawl

By |2018-01-27T14:31:28+01:00February 19th, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Interventions|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ruixuan Li is a first year PhD student at SOAS University of London focusing on modern Somali poetry. Her research looks at the complex identities expressed by the new generation of Somali women poets through a comparative study of their poetry in Somali and English. Ignorance is the enemy of love: the novel

The Pulaar book network: transnationalism from below?

By |2018-01-27T14:30:09+01:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Interventions|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Researcher Melanie Bouret examines the grassroots movement for literacy in Pulaar, an African Fulani language spoken in Senegal and Mauritania (and in a vast diaspora), and shows how books circulate throughout a transregional network that is at once coordinated and spontaneous.