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Joya Uraizee

Joya Uraizee is Associate Professor of English and International
Studies at Saint Louis University where she has been teaching graduate
and undergraduate courses on postcolonial literature and theory, world
literature, women's literature, cultural studies, and film studies
since 1994. Her publications include a book entitled This is No Place
for a Woman: Nadine Gordimer, Nayantara Sahgal, Buchi Emecheta and the
Politics of Gender
(Africa World Press, 2000), and several articles
including one on "natios" and Communities in Ngugi wa Thiong'o's Petals
of Blood
 (International Fiction Review, 2004); one on Christophine and
the enigma of history in Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea (Clio, 1999);
and one on fragmented borders in Buchi Emecheta's Destination Biafra
(Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, 1997). She is
currently finishing up her book-length manuscript entitled Resisting
Blindness: Looking Back at Genocide and Mass Violence
, which is an
analysis of representations of mass violence in African and Asian film
and fiction, particularly, the ways in which the reader/spectator
connects to that violence.


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