Literature – August 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 30, 2012|Literature|0 comments

Literature After sex? : on writing since queer theory / edited by Janet Halley and Andrew Parker. Feminism in West African novel / M. Farida Begum. The negritude moment : explorations in francophone African and Caribbean literature and thought / F. Abiola Irele. Neo-imperialism in children’s literature about Africa : a study of contemporary fiction / by Yulisa Amadu Maddy, Donnarae MacCann. The Oxford India anthology of Bengali literature /

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South Asian Lit Fest Heads for Edinburgh this Summer!

By Farzana Whitfield|August 3, 2012|Literature, South Asia|0 comments

On the 21st August, The South Asian Literature Festival (SALF) is teaming up with mutual friends behind the Edinburgh International Book Festival. South Asia Unbound: The Sounds and Words We Make will feature giant figures from the South Asian literary world, including: Kamila Shamsie, Hari Kunzru and music journalist Neil Kulkarni. There will be music, storytelling, stand-up, poetry and much more fun anticipated.  Click on the link below to find out more:

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Gilgamesh among us: Book review

By Mary Fisk|July 25, 2012|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Literature, Music, Media and Film Studies|0 comments

Professor Andrew George has reviewed Theodore Ziolkowski’s recent study Gilgamesh among us: modern encounters with the ancient epic (Cornell University Press, 2012) The book looks at “the cultural history of the reception of Gilgamesh in modern times, especially its popular reception and its impact on literature, art and music” To read the full review, go to the Institute of Historical Research’s Reviews in History  SOAS Library has a copy at QED892.1

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Literature – Jan to May 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 23, 2012|Literature|0 comments

Sketches : anthology, 2008 to 2011 / introduced and edited by Jeremy Kearns-Watts. Postcolonial fiction and disability : exceptional children, metaphor and materiality / Clare Barker. Jan-May 2012

Literature – April 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|April 30, 2012|Literature|0 comments

Asian poets / editor Rosemary M. Canfield Reisman. The Algerian novel and colonial discourse : witnessing to a différend / Abdelkader Aoudjit. Postcolonial fiction and disability : exceptional children, metaphor and materiality / Clare Barker. Drifting house / Krys Lee. Happy birthday to me : a collection of contemporary Asian writing. Crosswinds : an anthology of Black dramatists in the diaspora / edited and with an introduction by William B.

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