JALA: Volume 8, No. 2

Winter/Spring 2014
Abioseh Porter, Editor

Maureen Eke, Simon Lewis, Abioseh Porter

Tributes to Chinua Achebe (1930-2013)
Nana Ayebia Clarke, Helen Chukwuma, Ernest Emenyonu, Anthonia Kalu, Bernth Lindfors, Eustace Palmer

Tributes to Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
Gabeba Baderoon, Rita Barnard, Maureen Eke, Joseph McLaren, Njabulo Ndebele, Adam Sitze


"The Story that Cannot be Told Must Not-Tell Itself": The Countemporary Slave Narratives of Nourbese Philip and Fred d'Aguiar
James McCorkle

Rights and Wrongs of Black Performers in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Bernth Lindfors

Lamine Senghor's La violation d'un pays as a Precursor to Cultural Nationalism
Brandon Guernsey

Orature as Liberation Literature: An Examination of Tiv Music and Folklore as Instruments of Liberation in Colonial Nigeria
Elizabeth Nyager

City Limits: Possibilities beyond Violence in Abdoulaye Sadji's Mimouna and Nini
Bronwyn Averett

The Everydayness of Physical Brutality and Psychological Violence in Dambudzo Marechera's House of Hunger
LaToya Jefferson-James

The Interplay of Fiction and International Law in Aminatta Forna's The Memory of Love
Janice Spleth

Liberation and Commodification of a Postcolonial Author: The Case of Alain Mabanckou
Vivan Steemers

Keynote Lectures

Sub-Saharan Literatures and the Conquest of the Self
Leonora Miano

How Liberation, Literature, and the Law Contributed to the Making of Soraya M. from Algeria: The March from Decolonization to Self-Actualization
Soraya Mekerta

Soft Vengeance
Albie Sachs