Literature of Africa and the Diaspora Session; African Diasporic Differences [nov. 6-8, 09; 5/15/09]

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African Diasporic Differences

Description: When an African writer lives outside of Africa does the literary product change? If so, what are the causes of such change? Targeted audience? Targeted publisher? Issues of language and cultural taste? This session seeks papers that will focus on the literary production of new African writers who live and write outside of Africa. Literary attributes to consider might include any of the following and more: language, characterization, setting, thematic content, voicing and perspective. Papers should seek to address the question of why differences exist and to analyze the differences.

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by May 15, 2009