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The Dissolving Center of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart? — Watch Episode 4 of Prof. Ato Quayson’s Vlog

Episode 4 of Prof. Ato Quayson's Vlog

The fourth episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s vlog Critic.Reading.Writing is up! In this week’s episode, the Professor dives into the classic Things Fall Apart (1958) by Chinua Achebe. The title of the episode is “The Dissolving Center” in which Quayson traces the narrative decentralization of Okonkwo’s household and his status as a cultural representative of […]

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What is the Nature of Time in Toni Morrison’s Beloved? — Watch Episode 3 of Prof. Ato Quayson’s Vlog

The third episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s vlog Critic.Reading.Writing is up! In this week’s episode, Quayson returns for Part 2 of his discussion of Beloved by Toni Morrison. Whereas Part 1 discussed the meaning of freedom and slavery from the perspective of Baby Suggs, Part 2 engages the multilayered relationship between time, memory, and regret […]

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Is Freedom an Idea or a Practice? — Watch Episode 2 of Prof. Ato Quayson’s Vlog

The second episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s vlog Critic.Reading.Writing is up! In this week’s episode, Professor Quayson engages Toni Morisson’s Pulitzer Prize Winning novel, Beloved, to reflect on the meaning of freedom in the shadow of slavery. Revisiting his discussion of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics from Episode 1, Quayson pushes readers and viewers to question Aristotle’s […]

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What Does Tragedy Have to do With Grief? — Prof. Ato Quayson on a New Episode of Critics.Reading.Writing

The first episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s youtube show is up! Ato Quayson is a Professor of English at Stanford University, current President of the African Studies Association and one of the honored guests of Brittle Paper’s #WeTurnToBooks Instagram Live Series. Earlier this month, Prof. Quayson launched a YouTube channel titled Critic.Reading.Writing with Ato Quayson, […]

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Prof. Ato Quayson’s Lockdown Recommendations

After weeks of trying to stream the pandemic away, maybe you’re realizing that there is nothing like a good novel to truly escape the constraints of time and space. Your “To Read” stack is glaring at you from its neglected spot on the shelf while your old friends are crying out to be read again, […]

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#WeTurnToBooks: An Instagram Live Series | Ato Quayson

Professor Ato Quayson, in the house! For the third installment of our Instagram Live Series, #WeTurnToBooks, we were honored to host the wonderful Ato Quayson. Quayson is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Society of Canada, and in 2019 was elected Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. He is […]

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Professor Ato Quayson Is Explaining Postcolonial Literature

Ato Quayson, the Ghanaian literary critic and Professor of English at Stanford, has a new essay on The British Academy’s website. Entitled “What Is Postcolonial Literature?,” it opens up the academic concept and its nuances. Formerly Professor of English at New York University and University of Toronto, Professor Quayson is a Corresponding Fellow of the […]

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15 Pieces to Guide Your Understanding of Xenophobia in (South) Africa

Once again, this September, xenophobic violence was unleashed on other Africans, mostly Nigerians, in South Africa: businesses were closed, shops were looted, and people were killed. The attacks, which previously happened in 2008 and 2015 and also targeted Zimbabweans, Mozambicans, and Malawians, among other nationals, have drawn widespread international condemnation and, in cases, diplomatic actions. […]

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The Dissolving Center of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart? — Watch Episode 4 of Prof. Ato Quayson’s Vlog

Episode 4 of Prof. Ato Quayson's Vlog

The fourth episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s vlog Critic.Reading.Writing is up! In this week’s episode, the Professor dives into the […]

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