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Thursday, 7:00–8:15 p.m., 8B, ACC

African (American) Diasporic Literature

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A special session. Presiding: Stephanie S. Li, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

1. “‘Sometimes in America Race Is Class’: The Erasure of Class under Race in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah,” Alpana Sharma, Wright State Univ.

2. “Envisioning the Past, Revising the Future in Chris Abani’s The Virgin of Flames,” Pashmina Murthy, Kenyon Coll.

3. “Understanding America for the Non-American Black: Immigration and Identity in Contemporary African (American) Diaspora Literature,” Cameron Leader-Picone, Kansas State Univ.

4. “Racial Contingency in Open City,” Molly H. Hiro, Univ. of Portland

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