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  • Living in Hell, Longing for Heaven: The Creation of Links by Somali Novelist Nuruddin Farah

    Author:Zhenwu Zhu, Yuxuan Liu

    Abstract: Nuruddin Farah is a representative writer of contemporary Somali literature. In Links, Farah shows the broken and devastated Somali society through the eyes of the protagonist Jeebleh. He exposes and criticizes one of the main causes of social problems, which is the clanism. Furthermore, ...

    Column:African Literature Studies   002-009   Details

  • The Imprisoned Ironist: A Study of Irony in Devil on the Cross

    Author:Chunyi Lu, Dehe Feng

    Abstract: Devil on the Cross is a novel written by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o in the prison. The novel does not continue to retell the history as Ngũgĩ’s previous novels do. It takes independent Kenya as its historical background and irony as its main technique to show the seemingly absurd but actually real Kenyan society. By usi...

    Column:African Literature Studies   010-016   Details

  • Behind "Aila's Left": Realistic Concern in Nadine Gordimer's My Son's Story

    Author:Shangrui Pan, Yunchun Lan

    Abstract: Through the double perspectives of the black father and son, Nadine Gordimer depicted the vivid image of Aila growing from a silent black woman to a determined revolutionary in My Son’s Story. The African heroism “Aila’s Left” reveals the intervention and influence of the social reality on priva...

    Column:African Literature Studies   017-024   Details

  • Food Collision and Cultural Hybridity in No Longer at Ease

    Author:Kaili Xiaokaiti, Min Lu

    Abstract: No Longer at Ease is a novel written by Chinua Achebe shortly before the independence of Nigeria. The author describes the collision between Western and African food cultures in the novel so as to reveal that the Nigerian traditional culture is gradually disintegrated by the Western culture. The writing of food cultures ...

    Column:African Literature Studies   025-031   Details

  • On the Supplement and Innovation of Contemporary African Literature to Foreign Literature Course

    Author:Jing Duan, Zengqi Li

    Abstract: Under the background of internationalization and globalization, the cultivation of foreign language talents with cultural understanding and communication skills has become more and more important. With the introduction of The Belt and Road Initiative in 2013, on the one hand, Sino Af...

    Column:African Literature Studies   032-039   Details

  • Social and Psychological Significance of Modern Supermarkets in White Noise

    Author:Feng Li

    Abstract: White Noise, written by Don DeLillo, shows various problems in a postmodern society, especially contemporary Americans’ anxiety in the business settings. The novel’s abundant depictions of shopping scenes reflect the impact of supermarket on Americans’ daily life. This paper attempts to explore the so...

    Column:Literature and Culture Studies   040-047   Details

  • The Literary Metaphors in The Underground Railroad

    Author:Li Lin

    Abstract: In The Underground Railroad, the African American writer Colson Whitehead subtly blends the reality and fiction into a legendary story to reflect the current American society and politics. There are ubiquitous literary metaphors in the novel, which convey historical and cultural implications. These literary metaphors not only ma...

    Column:Literature and Culture Studies   048-058   Details

  • A Study of the “Trace” of Things and Deconstruction of Subjectivity in A House for Mr. Biswas

    Author:Xiujuan Lan

    Abstract: In A House for Mr. Biswas, Mr. Biswas, the protagonist, attaches great importance to the relationship between material and cultural identity, and he deems things (especially houses) as spiritual sustenance and material carrier to construct the identity of Indian immigrants. For him, ...

    Column:Literature and Culture Studies   059-068   Details

  • Dilemma and Transcendence: An Analysis of the Racial Politics in Down These Mean Streets from the Perspective of Transnationalism

    Author:Tianran Chen

    Abstract: Race is the core issue of nation-state identification that Piri Thomas elaborates in his memoir Down These Mean Streets. As a second-generation Puerto Rican immigrant, Piri tries to integrate himself into American society without losing his ethnicity, but his physical features shared with African Americans make him into a predicament of racial identification. While in repositioning Piri’s racial identity in a U.S-Puerto Rican discourse, the writer depicts a transnational identity, an alternative vision of nation-state identification, which is capable of transcending both the rigid structures of nationalism and the constraints of racial particularity. It opens the way for new alliances and new resistant strategies, thus expanding the meaning of national-state identification discourse.

    Column:Literature and Culture Studies   069-078   Details

  • International Medical Language Service Needs Analysis and Talent Training

    Author:Cong Guo, Chengshu Yang

    Abstract: Global population mobility has promoted the development of international medical care, and the demand for language service talents in medical fields has increased. Language service provider training should be close to market demand, based on the local situation and facing the future. By using the methods o...

    Column:Translation Studies   079-091   Details

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