Current Globalising Movement

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The current globalising moment has seen the boom of neo-liberal global capitalism, of Anglophone literature and a revival of “world literature” as comparative literature for the global age.

Football and Migrant crises: Fatou Diome’s Le Ventre de l’Atlantique

By |2019-04-12T14:26:08+01:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Popular and Pulp Fiction, Reading, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published in 2003, Fatou Diome’s début novel Le Ventre de l’Atlantique (The Belly of the Atlantic) followed a defining moment in modern Franco-Senegalese history: the 2002 Fifa World Cup.

MULOSIGE Syllabus: ‘Reading together’ Literary Texts in Multilingual Contexts

By |2019-04-12T14:27:52+01:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Members|Tags: , , |

This course attempts to break down common reading practices from three multilingual contexts: Morocco, North India and the Horn of Africa.

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

By |2019-04-12T14:28:18+01:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Horn of Africa|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 |2019-04-12T11:54:30+01:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, 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."

Iran’s official book awards: a more open ‘World’ literature

By |2019-04-12T14:30:24+01:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Education and Taste, Interventions|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Iranian poet, literary critic and translator Alireza Abiz examines Iran's 'World Book Award' and the languages, works, and topics it considers and finds the prize to be surprisingly expansive in acknowledging different sources of cultural and literary exchange in Iran

Celebrating Online African Literature with The Brittle Paper Literary Awards

By |2019-04-12T14:31:48+01:00November 4th, 2017|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Horn of Africa, Maghreb|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

'Brittle Paper' founder Dr. Ainehi Edoro talks to Sana Goyal about how recognizing and promoting African literature online can fill in gaps left by traditional literary outlets and their gatekeepers.

Retrospective: MULOSIGE roundtable on Aamir Mufti’s Forget English!

By |2019-04-12T14:32:06+01:00October 30th, 2017|Categories: Interventions, Literary Criticism, Reading, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Fatima Burney looks back at our roundtable discussion with Professor Aamir Mufti and explores the consequences of his latest book, Forget English!, for the MULOSIGE project

English is an African Language- the Language of Coexistence

By |2019-04-12T14:32:20+01:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: Horn of Africa, Interventions, Maghreb, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Mauritanian writer Mohmed Bouya Bamba argues that English has practical advantages for interethnic and intercountry communication in Africa, so Africans should reclaim the language instead of waging a futile ideological war

English an African Language? Hay’ khona! (Nope)

By |2019-04-12T14:32:45+01:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: Literary Criticism, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In a response to recent articles in the Journal of African Cultural Studies, Wanga Gambushe (SOAS) asks whether English can be an African language from a particularly South African perspective

To Win the Nobel Prize, Write in a European Language

By |2019-04-12T14:35:11+01:00August 21st, 2017|Categories: Education and Taste, Interventions|Tags: , , , , , , , |

July Blalack argues that The Nobel Prize in literature is failing its global audience due to its near exclusive focus on literature written in European languages.