Category Archive: Race

A CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVE: ‘Conradology,’ edited by Becky Harrison and Magda Raczynska


Conradology, edited by Becky Harrison & Magda Raczyńska (Comma Press, 2017) By A.M. Bakalar Celebrating the 160th birthday anniversary of Joseph Conrad, the Polish Parliament declared the year 2017 as The Year of… Continue reading

LIVES SUSPENDED: An Essay on ‘Refugee Tales’ and ‘Refugee Tales II’, edited by David Herd and Anna Pincus


This essay is part of our Threat Levels series. In 2006, the UK passed from a seemingly more casual and non-specific BIKINI state to a more serious state of threat, varying from substantial to critical. The… Continue reading

A TROUBLING TRANSFORMATION: A. Igoni Barrett’s ‘Blackass’


A. Igoni Barrett, Blackass (Graywolf Press, 2016) By Timothy Ogene The line of connection between A. Igoni Barrett’s Blackass and Kafka’s Metamorphosis is not hard to trace. It is established at the very beginning… Continue reading