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Journal of the African Literature Association (JALA)
A publication of the African Literature Association

Volume 1, Number 2
Winter/Spring 2007
Abioseh Porter, Editor

Table of Contents

34th Annual Conference-University of Western Illinois, Call for Papers

Crossing Frontiers With A Glass Of Wine & Bitter Leaves
Syl Cheney Coker

The Bad Old Good Days Come Back
Maureen Fielding

Green Fields: Ecocriticism in South Africa
Derek Barker

The Crisis of Representation in Ngugi
Gichingiri Ndigirigi

Women Writing Botswana
Bolaane, Lederer, Mekgwe, Molema

The Significance of Bessie Head's Response to 'The Call of the Global Green.'
Sonja Darlington

The Literature of Song
Aaron Rosenberg

Natural Connections; Unnatural Identities: Ecocriticism in the Black Atlantic
William Slaymaker

"Reduced by Writing": Imperial Discourse, Oral Culture, and Contemporary Media in Swaziland
Kerry Vincent

1955: Alice, Elvis, and the Black Matrix
Peter Nazareth

African Psycho d’Alain Mackabou
Jean-Marie Kola

ALA 2007 Conference Album

ALA at Morgantown
Erin Hippolyte



Book of Not
Ruth Marie Mitsch

Minstrelsy and Masks: Legacy of Ezenwa Ohaeto
Chinyere Nwahunanya

Ghirmai Negash

Constructive Subversion: A Reading of Ojaide’s The Activist
Sunny Awhefeada


F. O. Orabueze

Eulogies for Drs. Bate Besong and Hilarious Ambe

ALA Membership Directory

Open Letter to President Nicolas Sarkozy
Edris Makward

ALA Standing Committees

ALA Executive Council


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