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Other Research

I have explored other subjects as well.

Representations of Africa

I have had an ongoing interest in how Americans and the British have represented Africa.

"The Island Arrival: Western Images and African Realities." In Beyond the Floating Islands, ed. Stephanos Stephanides and Susan Bassnet. (Bologna, Italy: University of Warwick and COTEPRA [Comparative Literature Theory and Practice], 2002).

"Out of Africa: Why Do So Many Travel Books about Africa Start the Same Way?" In Salon.com's Wanderlust: Real-Life Tales of Adventure and Romance. New York: Villard Books. 2000. Reprinted from Salon Magazine (July 27, 1999), as one of the best essays that has appeared in Salon.com's Travel area since 1997. Amazon review of essay and Rick McGinnis review of essay

"District 9's Intentions and the Road to Hell." Zeleza Post e-symposium vol. 3 (November 2, 2009).

Other Publications and Projects

I have wide-raning interests in postcolonial literature and film.

Review of Pretty Village, Pretty Flame. "Projecting the Balkan War." Suitcase: A Journal of Transcultural Traffic (April 1997).

"The Prisoner: Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesia's Leading Writer, Out on Tour." LA Weekly (June 4-10, 1999): 45.

"Telling the Truth."One-act play in Return of the Play of the Dead by Roadkill Productions. October-November 2007. Review.

"Introducing SCCC Institute of English." Seattle, WA: Seattle Central Community College. 1989.