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Issue 27

Wasafiri 27: African American Writing

Issue 27: Spring 1998

African American Writing

Interview with Bell Hooks

Poetry by Jamika Ajalon, John Kinsella, Melvin E Lewis and Tracy Ryan

Fiction by Ray Deonandan and David Woodward

Articles on Toni Morrison, African America literature and multiculturalism and Anna Deavere Smith’s Performance Art

Obituaries for Ellsworth McGranahan ‘Shake’ Keane, Martin Carter and Attia Hosain

Reviews of Hanif Kureishi's Love in a Blue Time, Simon Gikandi's Maps of Englishness: Writing Identity in the Culture of Colonialism, Rita Dove's Mother Love and Pauline Melville's The Ventriloquist’s Tale



Ato Quayson
Editorial: African American Literature and a Multicultural Pedagogy

Sarah Meer
The Passing of Charles Chesnutt: Mining the White Tradition

Suzanne Moore
Interviews Bell Hooks

Tracy Ryan
Poems: The Splinter and Trompe l’oeil

Jamika Ajalon
Poem: i don’t need …

Zyskandar A Jaimot
Poems: The ‘Doudous’ of Fort-de France, Martinique and I soon be leavin’

Maggie Ann Bowers
Acknowledging Ambivalence: The Creation of Communal Memory in the Writing of Toni Morrison

Ray Deonandan
Fiction: Motherland

Melvin E Lewis
Poem: Harare

Arnab Guha
Poem: Voyage

Julian Murphet
Identity and Difference in Anna Deavere Smith’s Performance Art

John Kinsella
Poem: The A-Type Wheat Bin

David Woodward
Fiction: Bobby

Philip Nanton
In Memoriam: Ellsworth McGranahan ‘Shake’ Keane, 1927-1997

Sasenarine Persaud
In Memoriam: Martin Carter, 1927-1997

Suman Bhuchar
In Memoriam: Attia Hosain, 1913-1998


Klaus de Albuquerque
Stephen Hopkins, dir The Ghost and the Darkness

Julian Murphet
Henry Louis Gates Jr and Nellie Y McKay, ed The Norton Anthology of African American Literature

Joan Anim-Addo
Patricia Cumper One Bright Child

Jamal Mahjoub
Hanif Kureishi Love in a Blue Time

Patrick Williams
Imruh Bakari and Mbye Cham, ed African Experiences of Cinema

Pinkie Mekgwe-Magocha
Rita Dove Mother Love

Bruce King
E A Markham, ed The Penguin Book of Caribbean Short Stories
Stewart Brown, ed The Pressures of the Text: Orality, Texts and the Telling of Tales

Paul Sharrad
Manoa 8, 2 (1996) ‘Seeing the Invisible: New Writing from America, the Pacific and Asia’

Rustum Kozain
Ian Gordon, ed Looking for a Rain God and Other Short Stories from Africa

Sarah Meer
William Loren Katz, ed Flight From the Devil: Six Slave Narratives

Anita Rupprecht
Gretchen Gerzina Black England: Life Before Emancipation
Reyahn King et al, ed Ignatius Sancho: An African Man of Letters

Christina Abuk
Toni Cade Bambara (Toni Morrison, ed) Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions

Ronald Warwick
Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robinson, ed Selected Letters of Rabindranath Tagore

Geoffrey Haresnape
Steve Jacobs The Enemy Within

Denise deCaires Narain
Pauline Melville The Ventriloquist’s Tale

John McLeod
Simon Gikandi Maps of Englishness: Writing Identity in the Culture of Colonialism

Sarah Nuttall
Bart Moore-Gilbert Postcolonial Theory: Contexts, Practices, Politics
Stuart Murray, ed Not on Any Map: Essays on Postcoloniality and Cultural Nationalism
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