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Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Literary Sudans: A Warscapes Retrospective

Guest Post by Bhakti Shringarpure In the past decade, not many places have been as over-represented or as under-understood than Sudan and the newly formed South Sudan. From a barrage of news articles to a flurry of op-eds, from millions of dollars spent on advertising and brand-management for Darfur activism to insipid, shallow visits from

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

The deadly serious games of J M Coetzee’s ‘Disgrace’

The South African-born academic dr Andrew van der Vlies has been teaching JM Coetzee’s novel Disgrace to British students for years, and found that they often lacked the necessary background knowledge to engage properly with the text....