Volume 32, Number 4, Fall 2009

Table of Contents

Callaloo Symposium in Houston: February 11–13, 2010, Houston, Texas

pp. 1-2
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Introduction

On the Way to the Wind: Contemporary Writing from the Middle East and North Africa

pp. 1082-1085
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Poetry

How to survive in Detroit #32

p. 1232
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Recite!

pp. 1233-1234
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Cinnamon

p. 1063
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Father Receives News His Son Died in the Intifada

p. 1064
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I Cannot Myself

p. 1062
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Stab

p. 1070
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Raving: I

p. 1069
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Being Muslim

p. 1159
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The Rules

pp. 1156-1157
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A Story

p. 1158
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A Horse for the Stranger

pp. 1150-1152
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Bird Between Telegrams

pp. 1058-1059
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Last Call

p. 1060
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Ballad Against Cities

p. 1071
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AWS Ode: African Writers Series

pp. 1056-1057
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Covers-Elect

pp. 1054-1055
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A Waste of Yellow

p. 1053
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Of the End

p. 1167
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The Art of Apple Peeling

pp. 1076-1078
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I Wake to a Roomful of Slaves

p. 1072
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Garden

p. 1155
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Ways to Count the Dead

p. 1160
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from Tales of a Severed Head

pp. 1163-1166
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Along the Shrapnel Edge of Maps

pp. 1153-1154
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Variations on a Theme by Eazy E

p. 1061
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Father’s Voice

pp. 1065-1067
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A Poem for My Father

p. 1068
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Afro-Parisian Brothers

pp. 1073-1074
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Legendary #1: New York City, 1987

p. 1075
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Ghazal

p. 1161
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“A Man of Thirty-Five, Smooth and White, Slight, Well-Bred, and Masterful”

pp. 1079-1080
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Of Leaving

p. 1162
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Black Horses

pp. 1243-1244
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Ramallah

p. 1245
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Fiction

from My Thousand & One Nights

pp. 1094-1098
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from Just Like a River

pp. 1091-1093
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from Anubis: A Desert Novel

pp. 1089-1090
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from Granada

pp. 1086-1088
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from The Golden Chariot

pp. 1123-1126
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from The Stone of Laughter

pp. 1101-1103
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Alcatraz

pp. 1041-1052
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from The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist

pp. 1104-1107
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A Game of Chance

pp. 1131-1139
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from Basrayatha

pp. 1108-1110
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How I Became My Mother’s Daughter

pp. 1120-1122
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from Distant Train

pp. 1099-1100
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The Leave

pp. 1140-1149
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Night of the Red Mood

pp. 1127-1130
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Charge Me Double for the Ride

pp. 1111-1119
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Nonfiction

Oy/Octavia: or Keeping My Promise to Ms. Butler

pp. 1312-1314
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My Father at Age Seventy-Nine

pp. 1182-1188
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Gwendolyn Brooks, Black Poetry, and Me

pp. 1208-1212
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A Far Corner of the Revolution

pp. 1198-1207
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from I Do Not Speak My Father’s Language

pp. 1189-1197
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Drama

The Silicone Bomb

pp. 1168-1181
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Art

Art

pp. 1235-1242
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Photograph

Photograph

p. 1212
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Articles

Claiming the Field: Africa and the Space of Indian Ocean Literature

pp. 1247-1261
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Octavia Butler’s Parable Novels and the “Boomerang” of African American History

pp. 1353-1365
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Imagining the Arab World: The Fashioning of the “War on Terror” through Art

pp. 1223-1231
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Madness and the Mulâtre-Aristocrate: Haiti, Decolonization, and Women in Marie Chauvet’s Amour

pp. 1293-1311
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“Slicing the Hunger”: Queering Diaspora in Melvin Dixon’s Change of Territory

pp. 1262-1273
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African Muslims in African American Literature

pp. 1213-1222
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“We Need the Stars”: Change, Community, and the Absent Father in Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents

pp. 1332-1352
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Saying “Yes”: Textual Traumas in Octavia Butler’s Kindred

pp. 1315-1331
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Reginald Shepherd at Hart Crane’s Grave

pp. 1274-1292
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Book Reviews

Fanon (review)

pp. 1381-1384
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Warhorses: Poems (review)

pp. 1366-1372
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The Scary Mason-Dixon Line: African American Writers and the South (review)

pp. 1384-1386
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Sonata Mulattica (review)

pp. 1373-1378
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Splay Anthem (review)

pp. 1378-1380
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Afterword

Afterword

p. 1246
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Contributors

Contributors

pp. 1387-1395
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Index

Author and Title Index to Callaloo Volume 32: (Whole Numbers 118–121)

pp. 1399-1411
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Errata

Errata

p. v
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