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Sunday, 09 January

721. African Dystopian Fictions and Film

10:15–11:30 a.m., 306B, LA Convention Center

Program arranged by the Division on African Literatures

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

1. “Dogs and Amnesia: How African Children Represent Dystopia in Tsotsi and Slave,” Joya F. Uraizee, Saint Louis Univ.

2. “A New Dawn and a New World: Promises and Pitfalls of Utopia in Bessie Head’s A Question of Power,” Clare Counihan, Nazareth Coll. of Rochester

3. “Dystopian Language of the Interregnum: July’s People and Paralysis,” Nasser Mufti, Univ. of California, Irvine

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