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Title:Global heritage: tradition and innovation: Africa and South Asia in perspective
Editors:Coray-Dapretto, LorenzaISNI
Passos, Joana
Series:Topics in African studies
City of publisher:Köln
Publisher:Rüdiger Köppe Verlag
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
conference papers (form)
About persons:Paulina Chiziane (1955-)ISNI
Orlanda Amarílis (1924-)ISNI
Bessie Amelia Head (1937-1986)ISNI
Sindiwe Magona (1943-)ISNI
Albert Chinualumogu Achebe (1930-2013)ISNI
Abstract:The papers in this collective volume are the result of a panel on anglophone southern Asian and sub-Saharan African studies, which was part of the 7th biennial conference of the European Society for the Study of English, held in Zaragoza in September 2004. The main question addressed was: Are traditional heritage and advanced technological innovations incompatible in the age of globalization? Contributions: Schizophrenic conditions, difficult transitions (Joana Passos, on women writers from India, Mozambique (Paulina Chiziane) and Cape Verde (Orlanda Amarílis); Tradition and modernity: intertwining strands in Indian women's consciousness (Lalita Jagtiani-Naumann); 'Dalits' and untouchability in connection with the contemporary Indian bourgeois revolution (Lorenza Coray-Dapretto); Engaging/challenging the notion 'development' (Borislava Sasic, on South African writers Bessie Head and Sindiwe Magona); Owning a house back home: Western individualism or sense of community among Congolese immigrants living abroad? (Tshiala Lay on immigrants from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Switzerland); Tradition and modernity in Indian mainstream and diasporic cinema today (Beena Anand); 'Modo-culture' and the vitalizing complex: Bollywood films and globalization (Sujay Sood); From Achebe's 'Chi' in Igbo cosmology to 'Chi' in globalization (Michel Naumann). [ASC Leiden abstract]