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Monday, 28 December

253. Cityscape/Slumscape in African Literature

1:45–3:00 p.m., Congress C, Loews

Program arranged by the Division on African Literatures

Presiding: Patrick Muana, Texas A&M Univ., College Station

1. “Representing Slums Nonmagically: Guma and Abani,” Susan Z. Andrade, Univ. of Pittsburgh

2. “Clandestine Justice: Dakar in Ken Bugul’s Rue Félix-Faure,” Tsitsi Jaji, Univ. of Pennsylvania

3. “Shifting Cities, Shifting Selves: New South African Fictions,” Ronit N. Frenkel, Univ. of Johannesburg

4. “Les ‘enfants (terribles) de la postcolonie’: Youth, Violence, and the African City-Slum in Thirteen Cents, Graceland, and Lagos Heat,” Lesa Smith, Wilfrid Laurier Univ.

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