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Literature, Philosophy, Culture

The Belgian Colonization of the Congo

  The Belgian Congo was the name given to the colony established in the Congo, Central Africa, between 1908 and 1960. Colonial rule began towards the end of the 19th century, with King Leopold II of Belgium seeking to establish … Continue reading

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Danger of a Single Story & Raising the Subaltern in the Practice of De-colonization

The Danger of a Single Story is a speech of the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The excerpt to be analyzed portrays the social and psychological threat of neglecting the voices of groups of people from literary discourse, as well … Continue reading

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Racist Commercials?

WATCH THE COMMERCIAL HERE The 2011 commercial for the German Kytta-Salbe, an all-natural pain-relieving ointment, follows the exploitative, misguided, Eurocentric representation of a middle-aged Native-American man’s path through nature, facing obstacles such as rocks to be climbed and river trails … Continue reading

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Edward Said’s ‘Orientalism’ and Walther Mignolo’s Ideas on Modernity and ‘Border Thinking’

  Edward Said’s Orientalism  Orientalism is a concept proposed by Edward Said in his essay with the same name and later extended upon by himself as well as many other academics. Said initially explains that Orientalism, first and foremost, is … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions: THE PARADOX Literary Magazine Second Issue

LET’S DO IT AGAIN! After putting out the first issue of THE PARADOX Literary Magazine, we are ready to accept submissions for the second issue. ​This issue will be exploring CHANGE as a guiding concept. What is change? What kind … Continue reading

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The Paradox Review is calling for Submissions

“Be part of this wonderful collaborative effort! We are looking for creative expression of any kind to submit. ​As the title implies, this issue will be exploring ‘the unknown’ as a guiding principle for the exploration of the paradox of … Continue reading

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Empowerment and Protest in Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly”

  “When the four corners of this cocoon collide You’ll slip through the cracks hopin’ that you’ll survive Gather your wit, take a deep look inside Are you really who they idolize? To pimp a butterfly” In a 2015 interview … Continue reading

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