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  Volume 44, Number 1, Spring 2013

Table of Contents

Essays

Must La Victime Be Feminine?: Postcolonial Violence, Gender Ambiguity, and Homoerotic Desire in Sony Labou Tansi’s Je soussigné cardiaque

pp. 1-18

Beyond “The Drama of Consciousness” and Against the “Drama of the Manifesto”: Poetic License and the Creolist Discourse

pp. 19-35

In Search of the Missing Mother: Suzanne Césaire, Martiniquaise

pp. 36-54

Melancholia and Victimhood in Boualem Sansal’s Le Village de l’Allemand: Ou Le journal des frères Schiller

pp. 55-74

Inscriptions of the Sovereign Body in Abdellatif Laâbi

pp. 75-90

“Silence” and Historical Tradition in Assia Djebar’s Loin de Médine

pp. 91-105

Narrative Decomposition for Utopian (Re-)Composition: The New (Wo)Man in Olive Schreiner’s From Man to Man

pp. 106-127

When Chaos Is the God of an Era: Rediscovering an Axis Mundi in Ben Okri’s Starbook (2007)

pp. 128-145

Political Strictures and Latex Caricatures in Kenya: Buttressing Mzee Masculinity in The XYZ Show

pp. 146-165

Translating Aural Aesthetics in Contemporary African Narratives: A Case Study

pp. 166-178

Review Essays

Expanding the Channels of the African Diaspora

pp. 179-187

The Seduction of Seduction

pp. 188-193

Book Reviews

Apocalyptic Futures: Marked Bodies and the Violence of the Text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee (review)

pp. 194-195

Screens and Veils: Maghrebi Women’s Cinema (review)

pp. 195-196

L’enfant-soldat: Langages et images (review)

pp. 197-199

Littératures africaines et comparatisme (review)

pp. 199-201

The Nation Writ Small: African Fictions and Feminisms, 1958–1988 (review)

pp. 201-203

SA Lit Beyond 2000 (review)

pp. 203-206

The Ethics of Dissident Desire in Southern African Writing (review)

pp. 206-207

Environment at the Margins: Literary and Environmental Studies in Africa (review)

pp. 208-209

Announcement

Announcement

pp. 210-213

Research Areas

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