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MULOSIGE seeks texts with aesthetic value and literary significance, with the understanding that World Literature is much more than a means to ‘represent’ a language or culture to a Western audience. These can be literary texts in any of MULOSIGE’s target languages, critical studies that inform our understanding of literature, or English renderings of primary texts which we hope will reach a wider audience.

Contextualising politics of the South African Land Fear

By |October 13th, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Reading|Tags: , , , , |

Edna Mohamed is an MA Postcolonial Studies student at SOAS, University of London. Her current research examines de-linking practises and liberation movements within the cultural form from a Black feminist lens. Her other interests

Sultana’s Dream: An alternative view of colonial Bengal.

By |September 25th, 2018|Categories: Gender and Queer Studies, Genre, North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sinjini Chatterjee discusses the portrayal of a female utopia in Rokeya Hossain's Engish language short story, "Sultana's Dream".

Mysteries of the Indian Jungle – Emilio Salgari’s Orientalist adventures

By |September 12th, 2018|Categories: Education and Taste, North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

No Italian writer has left a deeper and more lasting imprint over Italian readers of a certain exotic image of India than Emilio Salgari (1862-1922). His adventure books spanning four continents rank among the classics of adventure/children’s literature. Indeed, were popularity alone determined membership to world literature, Salgari would count as the foremost Italian writer in the world.

A Textbook Example: How English schools shape views of Hindi Literature

By |September 6th, 2018|Categories: Education and Taste, North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shonali Jindal investigates whether a fundamental difference exists in the treatment of Hindi and English Literature in English-medium textbooks in contemporary India.

Re-cognising Constructions of Violent ‘Truths’ in Seno Gumiro Ajidarma’s “The Incident”

By |August 23rd, 2018|Categories: North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , |

Christie Cheng explores the constructions and re-constructions of violent truths in Seno Gumiro Ajidarma's short stories.

Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea

By |August 15th, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Wide Sargasso Sea is an important piece of literature because it encourages us to think about local and transnational literary space.

NourbeSe Philip and destroying the English language

By |August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Gender and Queer Studies, Horn of Africa, Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

Can the act of recycling the English language liberate those who have been snubbed by the hegemonic power? Is it a way of turning the master’s tools [...] against itself to be used as a device that dismantles the master’s unhinged, socially stratified house? 

Gender and Criminality in Bangla Crime Narratives: Late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries

By |July 31st, 2018|Categories: Gender and Queer Studies, Genre, North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gender and Criminality in Bangla Crime Narratives: Late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries examines Bangla writings related to crime in the late 19th and early 20th century Bengal in terms of gender.