Volume 2, Number 1-2, Spring/Fall 2013

Table of Contents

Editor’s Introduction

pp. vii-viii
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Section 1: New Perspectives and Persistent Questions

The Burning Book

pp. 1-13
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Exploring the Fictions of Perpetrator Suffering

pp. 15-25
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“Pleasantly Easy”: Discourses of the Suffering Child in Rwanda Postgenocide

pp. 27-44
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Section 2: Slavery, Trauma, and the Postcolonial Moment

Writing and War: Silence, Disengagement, and Ambiguity

pp. 45-62
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Following a Ghost: “A Certain Mulatto Woman Slave Named Phibbah”

pp. 63-86
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Violence and Comedy: The Malayan Emergency in the Malaysian Novels of Lloyd Fernando and Anthony Burgess

pp. 87-91
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Suffering and Social Death: Austin Clarke’s The Polished Hoe as Neo-Slave Narrative

pp. 93-104
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Violence and Suffering in Shobasakthi’s Gorilla: Configurations of Trauma from the Postcolonial Peripheries

pp. 105-122
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Section 3: The Poetry and Poetics of Suffering

To Suffer to Wait: Reading Trauma in Two Poems

pp. 123-136
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Poetics of Silence in the Post-Holocaust Poetry of Paul Celan

pp. 137-158
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Guantánamo Poems: “Guántdnamo, amas, amat”

pp. 159-182
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“Mild, Melancholy and Sedate He Stands”: Melancholy in the British Poetry of Slavery

pp. 183-195
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Notes on Contributors

pp. 197-200
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