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Is the fragmentation method used by Bao Ninh in Sorrow of War effective?

By |2019-04-12T14:19:46+01:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Literary Criticism, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , |

Christie Cheng is currently enrolled in the Masters in Cultural Studies programme at SOAS and is particularly interested in understanding contemporary Southeast Asian cultural production through film and literature. Prior to her MA course, she read English Literature at the National University of Singapore and worked as an Arts Manager for the Literary Arts

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

By |2019-04-12T14:21:29+01:00September 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".

Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea

By |2018-08-22T09:14:00+01:00August 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.

MULOSIGE libraries project

By |2019-04-12T14:23:13+01:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Education and Taste, Events, Outreach, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Discover literature in Arabic at your local library! MULOSIGE is working with libraries in London to encourage them to stock books in multiple languages.

Un-othering ‘trauma’ through Arabic fiction: A case study in re-defining the terms of critical thought

By |2018-05-02T13:16:01+01:00May 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Looking at two distinctly different types of trauma narratives written in Arabic, Under the Midmorning Sun by Ibrahim Nasrallah (2002) and B as in Beirut (1997, trans 2008) by Iman Humaydan, the paper gives short readings that disrupt two pillars of trauma theory.

Farewell has colors: Adam Reta’s “Colors of Adios”

By |2019-04-12T14:37:31+01:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: Horn of Africa, Literary Criticism, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In his latest Amharic novel, the Ethiopian writer Adam Reta uses the metaphor of light prisms and colours to describe how couples, histories and nations part, mix and combine

Al-hubb Al-mustaheel / L’amour impossible: Love in a Time of Artificial Wombs

By |2019-04-12T14:40:47+01:00January 29th, 2017|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Gender and Queer Studies, Genre, Maghreb, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Most Mauritanian fiction seems almost obsessively ethnographic but Moussa Ould Ibno breaks away from this trend and uses Science Fiction to comment on ethical questions of reproductive technology and love.