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Ora na-azu nwa: The Figure of the Child in Third-Generation Nigerian Novels
This article examines the complex role of the child or youth protagonist, who features so prominently in third-generation Nigerian fiction. Countering reductionist claims that demote these texts to
Torture Goes Pop!
  • M. Hron
  • Political Science
  • 4 March 2008
In 1977, Michel Foucault proclaimed “the disappearance of torture.” His study Discipline & Punish opens with a gruesome public torture and execution scene that is then contrasted with a sanitized s...
“Word Made Flesh”: Czech Women’s Writing From Communism to Post-Communism
Abstract This article explores the changes in Czech women's fiction from communism to post- communism, focusing in particular on Czech women writers' relationship to literary discourse and feminism.
Gukora and Itsembatsemba: The “Ordinary Killers” in Jean Hatzfeld’s Machete Season
  • M. Hron
  • Political Science
  • 22 April 2011
This article examines Jean Hatzfeld’s Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak, a collection of testimonials by perpetrators of the genocide in Rwanda. While surveying popular representations of