literatures of the world

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Asoosama gabaabaa: A short story in Oromo

By |2019-02-22T12:04:39+01:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Reading|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.

Reading group with S. Shankar (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa)

By |2017-08-05T16:42:46+01:00June 6th, 2017|Categories: Past events, Reading Group|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

S. Shankar's work challenges reductive understandings of ‘world’ as presented in theories of ‘world literature’ and critiques conceptualisations of ‘literature’ as influenced by Western ideas of the ‘literary’