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Aretha Phiri

South Africa
English Department
Rhodes University
Iso Lomso Fellow:
  • 2017 Second Semester
  • 2019 Second Semester

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This project offers a fresh, comparative, transatlantic and transnational analysis of leading African-American author, Toni Morrison’s, work on blackness through the diasporic lens of contemporary female...

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Journal Article

Phiri, Aretha. 2020. The race for reparation(s), the (im)possibility of repair in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Antjie Krog’s Country of My Skull. Safundi, 21(1), 69–84.

Book/Book Chapter

Phiri, Aretha. 2020. Fingering the Jagged Grain: Rereading Afropolitanism (and Africa) in Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go. In James Hodapp (Ed.), Afropolitan Literature as World Literature (1st ed.). Bloomsbury.

Book/Book Chapter

Phiri, Aretha. 2019. Lost in translation: re-reading the contemporary Afrodiasporic condition in Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go. In Emilia María Durán-Almarza, Ananya Jahanara Kabir and Carla Rodriguez González (Eds.), Debating the Afropolitan (1st ed.). Routledge.


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