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Tag Archives: Postcolonialism

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  • 19 May 2020
    Ato Quayson

    Grief and Grieving

    When I was about eleven years old and growing up in Accra my father’s cousin, with whom he was very close, lost his wife to a terrible car accident. Uncle Alfred (his name) was inconsolable. A couple of days after the news, my father gathered us together to tell us that there was a tradition in […]

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  • 20 Apr 2017
    Jahan Ramazani

    Celebrating National Poetry Month: The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry

    The recent death of Derek Walcott, the most famous postcolonial poet, has been an enormous loss to poetry lovers around the world. The elegiac ending to his long poem Omeros came to mind: “I sang of quiet Achille, Afolabe’s son,” he says of his epic hero, an Afro-Caribbean fisherman “who never ascended in an elevator, […]

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