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A Broader Notion of African Literature

Mark Abramson for The Chronicle

Wendy Laura Belcher looks at Ethiopian manuscripts in Princeton’s library.
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For many American children of Wendy Laura Belcher’s generation, Africa was the land of Babar and of Johnny Weissmuller’s Tarzan, yodeling "Ungawa!" and swinging through the jungle in small-screen reruns. For Belcher, Africa was as close and as...

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