Categories

A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

Nigeria: “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart

Analysis by Hana and discussion of “Things Fall Apart” are coming soon… . . . → Read More: Nigeria: “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe

Norway: “Out Stealing Horses” by Per Petterson

Out Stealing Horses

Analysis by Carrie and discussion of “Out Stealing Horses” are coming soon… . . . → Read More: Norway: “Out Stealing Horses” by Per Petterson

Argentina: “The Motorcycle Diaries” by Ernesto “Che” Guevara

Motorcycle Diaries

According to his daughter Aleida Guevara, the 22-year old Che never intended for his diary chronicling the nine month journey through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela with 29-year old friend Alberto Granado to be published. Instead, the young medical student set off to chronicle the trip for his own purposes. Guevara, a middle class educated Argentine who had already traveled to Europe and Asia as well as around parts of South America, sought a grand adventure in addition to some insight about the places and people that made up his native continent. . . . → Read More: Argentina: “The Motorcycle Diaries” by Ernesto “Che” Guevara

Guinea: “The Radiance of the King” by Camara Laye

Radiance of the King

The strong sense of outsidership in “The Radiance of the King” illustrates the clear influence of time spent abroad for author Camara Laye, assuming that Laye is properly credited with authorship. A controversy about whether Laye received extensive help — or even whether Laye was at all involved — in producing the novels attributed to them has received some attention in literary circles. Scholars have analyzed the writing of Laye’s two major books — including “The Radiance of the King” and found distinctly European phrasing and descriptions of parts of Africa and traditions Laye would not have been exposed to in his upbringing. . . . → Read More: Guinea: “The Radiance of the King” by Camara Laye