Transition 98

Transition 98

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A lively and wide-ranging celebration of African and diaspora writing and criticism, "Transition 98" opens with reflections on Ghana's fiftieth anniversary of independence. The issue also features poetry, a socio-political analysis of the French riots of 2005, a short story set in the Caribbean, an interview of Paul Gilroy, a cultural assessment of the history of mining in South Africa, and review essays covering "Ngugi's Wizard of the Crow", the "Vanity Fair Africa Issue", the film "Indigenes", and Anne Eisner's "Images of Congo".show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 170.18 x 251.46 x 7.62mm | 340.19g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2008 ed.
  • 54 b&w photographs
  • 025311683X
  • 9780253116833

Table of contents

David Apter, "Ghana's Independence: Triumph and Paradox"; Emmanuel Akyeampong and Ama de-Graf t Aikins, "Ghana at Fifty: Reflections on Independence and After"; Jaybbeh Wesley, "For Kwame Nkrumah, Stranger Woman, City"; Maboula Soumahoro, "On the Test of the French Republic as Taken (and Failed)"; Tiphanie Yanique, "The International Shop of Coffins 'Anexus Corban'"; John Kinsella, "Canto of the Borders"; Rosalind C. Morris, "The Miner's Ear"; Paul Gilroy and Tommie Shelby, "A Conversation about Cosmopolitanism, Race, and Culture"; Hudita Nura Mustafa, "Art, Ethnography, and Anne Eisner's Images of Congo"; Ayo Coly, "Memory, History, Forget ting, a Review of Rachid Bouchareb's Indigenes"; Simon Gikandi, "The Postcolonial Wizard"; Bongani Madondo, "Vanity Farce: The Africa Issue"show more

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"A cheeky journal of culture and politics." New York Times "The only decent forum for black intellectuals."Village Voice "Tremendously impressive ... [home to] some of the smartest cultural criticism available anywhere."The Nationshow more

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