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Born OTD in 1935, Edward Wadie Said. A Palestinian American born in Mandatory Palestine, and was a professor of literature at Columbia University, a public intellectual, and a founder of the academic field of postcolonial studies.

For generations now, Edward W. Said’s Orientalism has defined our understanding of colonialism and empire, and this Penguin Modern Classics edition contains a preface written by Said shortly before his death in 2003. 108 more words

Non-fiction

Antoinette and Elesin Oba: Postcolonial Tragic Heroes and the Disruption of Ritual Histories

A study of Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea and Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman

In his article ‘Cultural Identity and Diaspora’, Stuart Hall pinpoints the precarious, misleading and very often oppressive human tendency to grasp individual identity through rediscovering cultural identity, one which is in turn founded upon assumptions of a common history that has emerged from a single, fixed and certain origin. 3,674 more words

Essay

Of Cenozoic Mice and Men

Before we delve into the world of Paleofauna, we must first understand how writing is used to achieve a specific goal. When you read an article about politics, the economy, or yes, even Paleofauna, you must realize that the author of that article has a goal, most notably, they want you to believe what they believe. 987 more words

“. . . one of the Chosen selected her heart for his anointed lead . . .” (Reja-e Busailah*)

SELECTED   NEWS   OF   THE   DAY. . .

|  ISRAEL  RAZES  LANDS,  UPROOTS  OLIVE  TREES  IN  AL-KHADER  VILLAGE
Israeli military bulldozers razed Palestinian agricultural lands and uprooted olive trees in the al-Khader village, south of the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, on Thursday.    1,002 more words

Saturday September 29, 2018

Settle in for some “fun with voices.” Ride lazily. Lean back. Smile a bit. Stretch arms and shoulders. Syncopate the body with easy rhythms. See no damage. 264 more words

Questions for 10/4: The Twentieth-Century (Male) Postcolonial Intellectual

  • We might divide the authors we’re looking at this week up according to whether they are discussing the intellectual who lives and works in the postcolony (Fanon, Biko, Ngugi) or the postcolonial/minority intellectual living in the North.
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American travel writing about the Middle East

 Sep 27,2018 – JORDAN TIMES – MARWAN M. OBEIDAT

From the 1850s through the 1950s, nothing was more vital for the interpretation of the Arab-Muslim Middle East than the traveller was in the United States. 474 more words

Asia