Out Of Egypt: histories of speculative fiction and Carole Mcdonnell's "Wind Follower".

Kelso, Sylvia (2010) Out Of Egypt: histories of speculative fiction and Carole Mcdonnell's "Wind Follower". Extrapolation, 51 (1). pp. 82-98.

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Abstract

[Extract] Winners write history, says the adage, and winners wrote the classical proverb, "Ex Africa semper aliquid novum" — out of Africa, always something new. This positions Africa from a (white) winner's perspective, as the source of marvels, rather than their superior audience. This paper's title however, invokes associations made with Africa in Mosaic, Christian, and particularly, Afro-American Christian contexts, and it is the "newness" of an Afro-American fiction’s treatment of several genres, not limited to speculative fiction, that I want to trace in Carole McDonnell’s Wind Follower.

Item ID: 17029
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: science fiction, literature, teaching and writing, gender, race
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ISSN: 0014-5483
Date Deposited: 15 May 2011 05:29
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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