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Cosmos and History : The J. of Natural and Social Philosophy     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.211, CiteScore: 0)
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ISSN (Print) 1705-9100 - ISSN (Online) 1705-9100
Published by Open Humanities Press Homepage  [5 journals]
  • Kanika Batra's Worlding Postcolonial Sexualities: Publics,
           Counterpublics, Human Rights

    • Authors: Sanja Nivesjö
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 11:32:29 +000
  • The Bushfallers

    • Authors: Kenneth Usongo
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 11:32:29 +000
  • The American nation in the late work of Samuel Huntington. The culture
           paradigm and the denial of race and ethnicity in the building of
           contemporary American nation-state

    • Authors: Rafael Antonio Rodrigues
      Abstract: this article´s purpose is to understand how the handling of a specific discourse about the American nation, more specifically the one produced by American political scientist Samuel Huntington, creates concrete political effects that negatively impact ethnic minority groups in the USA. According to the author, the "Uncle Sam's nation" has transformed into a non-ethnic society in which the ethnic-racial component has vanished from national identity. With Trump in power, Huntington's ideas manage to merge with the American nation-state and become the new political and social norm, challenging theories which associate the American nation with its ethnic and cultural heterogeneity. As a result, ethnic minorities that decide to participate in the country's political life, asserting their status as "American citizens," are now guilty and criminalized for "bringing back" the problem of race and racism to the United States.
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 11:32:28 +000
  • A Response to “Re-Thinking the Figure of the Humanitarian: Sahar
           Khalifeh’s The End of Spring and the Function of Human Rights
           Narrative” (Postcolonial Text. 14:1, 2019)

    • Authors: Stephen McCloskey
      Abstract: The article raises concerns about how Jefferess (2019) frames my work and that of the Centre for Global Education (CGE), in Palestine as an apolitical aid initiative that marginalises the voice of Palestinians and fails to locate their extreme poverty in the OPT as the outworking of Israeli state policies. The article replies in turn to each of the main criticisms raised by Jefferess (2019) about McCloskey (2018). It concludes that Jefferess (2019) has miss-represented the work of the Centre for Global Education and the role of development education as a form of community empowerment.
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 11:32:28 +000
  • ‘My heart is in the subcontinent in many ways, though I am British and
           Irish’- a scholar’s journey set in a multicultural milieu.

    • Authors: Sanjida Parveen
      Abstract: Born and brought up in a multicultural milieu Prof Chambers’ stay in Pakistan for a year shaped her research interest. Although she took up Amitav Ghosh for her PhD, her further research interest was triggered by her keenness towards Islam and Muslims. Three incidents viz the Rushdie affair the 9/11 and the 7/7 shaped her course of a literary career. Though she leaves a ‘Rushdie-shaped hole’ in her work, the issue lingers as an absent presence throughout. At a tender age, she encountered Muslims from close quarters, studying individual lives and struggles. An author of two monographs on Muslim writing she has to her credit the experiences gathered from a variety of engagement, social and intellectual. Her recent book, ‘Dastarkhwan’ published amidst the ongoing pandemic is an innovative take on food writing. This book delves deeper into the realms of culinary pursuits making it more than just gustatory appeasers. Besides, her authorship on Muslim fiction in three parts has garnered immense acclaim globally. First, in the trilogy, British Muslim Fictions (2011) is a book of interviews of authors Muslim by birth and living in Britain. It was followed by the monograph Britain through Muslim Eyes: Literary representations, 1780-1989 and its sequel Making Sense of Contemporary British Muslim Novels (2017). Her research has been supported by British Academy, AHRC, ESRC and Leverhulme Trust. At present, she is associated with the University of York as a Professor of Global Literature. Prior to this, she worked as a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University. She has also edited the Journal of Commonwealth Literature for more than a decade. This interview was conducted as a part of my PhD thesis on the 15th of July 2021. In this interview, Prof Chambers juggles with utmost ease between her roles as an author, literary critic and researcher touching upon the issues of identity and problems of representation with regards to Muslims over the years. For the sake of my convenience, I have tried to limit my range of authors as previously decided for my thesis.
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 11:32:28 +000
  • Ethics of Memory, Contested Pasts and the Poetics of Recall: the Kenyan
           Political Autobiography

    • Authors: Stephen Muthoka Mutie
      Abstract: The genre of autobiography is increasingly becoming a reliable mode of historical and literary expression in contemporary Kenya. Through this genre, Kenya continues to witness an upsurge of oppositional narratives occasioning serious re-writings of national histories. Armed with the need to (re)tell and write themselves into these contested pasts, political leaders, (mis)using autobiographical recall, engage in collective amnesia, thereby implicating the ethics of memory. This article argues that the autobiographical contract that exists between the writer and the reader is problematic and creates a space of discursive and direct oppression, that cunningly replaces the microphone to a lying aging politician. Locating itself within post-colonial theory, this article uses a biographical method to interrogate four autobiographies from four architects of Kenya’s post-colonial project; Jaramogi Odinga’s Not Yet Uhuru, Bildad Kaggia’s Roots of Freedom, Joseph Murumbi’s A Path Not Taken and Raila Odinga’s Flame of Freedom.
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 11:32:27 +000
  • "Indiascape": Bharati Mukherjee's engagement with E.M. Forster,
           Hermann Hesse and R.K. Narayan

    • Authors: Ruth Maxey
      Abstract: Bharati Mukherjee is principally known for her best-selling 1989 novel Jasmine. But much of Mukherjee's early work, especially her unpublished creative and academic writing from the 1960s, has been overlooked by critics and scholars. My essay addresses this scholarly lacuna by evaluating her doctoral dissertation, "The Use of Indian Mythology in E.M. Forster's A Passage to India and Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha" (1969) and arguing that Forster in particular haunts her later writing. I also examine - via her little-known 1994 essay on teaching R.K. Narayan's The Financial Expert - another under-researched aspect of Mukherjee's life and work: pedagogy. By exploring her often fraught relationship with these earlier writers and their fictions of India, this essay argues for the complexity of her intertextual debt to their fiction and illuminates the beginning and end of the career of this important South Asian American writer.
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 11:32:27 +000
  • Child Narrators, Conceptions of Reality, and Minority Identity in Ben
           Okri’s The Famished Road and Eden Robinson’s Monkey Beach

    • Authors: Mathias Iroro Orhero
      Abstract: This paper comparatively studies the representation of Niger Delta and Haisla minority identity through child narrators and their conceptions of reality in Ben Okri’s The Famished Road and Eden Robinson’s Monkey Beach. Beginning with the assumption that these novels are postcolonial bildungsroman narratives, I read the child narrator as symptomatic of Abdul R. JanMohammed and David Lloyd’s position of the minority figure as a child-like character. Using Ojaide’s theorization of the resistance in minority discourse, the liminality of the child narrator is engaged in the context of resistance to dominance.
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 11:32:26 +000
  • States of Precarity: Rawi Hage’s De Niro’s Game as a
           Postcolonial Picaresque Novel

    • Authors: Jopi Nyman
      Abstract: This essay examines Rawi Hage’s De Niro’s Game (2006) as a postcolonial picaresque novel. Hage’s novel addresses the unpredictability of life in the precarious space of civil-war Lebanon, migration to Europe, and the role of a traumatizing past that is present in photographic images of loss and death. Through its focus on migration and cultural encounters, the novel places its protagonist Bassam in histories of the Lebanese diaspora and Mediterranean mobility and in the related precariousness and trauma generated by the legacies of colonialism and neocolonialism.
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 11:32:26 +000
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