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Abolition, Violence, and Rape

By R.L. Watson
Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies

    This article speculates about the reasons for the contrast and suggests that, among other things, the absence of a fear of ex-slave rapists contributed to the relatively peaceful Cape experience.

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Diaspora Politics and Aestheticized Landscape in Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust

By Yu-yen Liu
REAL: Review of English and American Literature [Yingmei wenxue pinglun]

This paper aims to elucidate the film in relation to diaspora politics and to address how the aestheticized landscape demonstrates Dash’s diasporic art—“multilayered unfolding” narration, politics of resistance and inclusion, and special mode of temporality, which further complicates Gabriel Sheffer’s “diaspora politics” and Ien Ang’s “productive, creative syncretism.”

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