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Working with Student Writers

Essays on Tutoring and Teaching

Leonard Podis and JoAnne M. Podis

This revised, expanded collection provides practical and theoretical knowledge for undergraduate writing associates and graduate teaching assistants. Unlike similar collections, this volume is comprised largely of pieces authored by tutors themselves, offering hands-on advice for current classmates and future tutors; thus the volume highlights specific issues that arise when writing associates and novice teachers actually attempt to practice their craft. When used in pedagogy courses, the essays can serve both as sources of instruction about tutoring and teaching and as models for students’ own course papers. This edition incorporates fifteen new essays to complement the best selections from the first edition.
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Challenging Hierarchies

Issues and Themes in Colonial and Postcolonial African Literature

Leonard Podis and Abrafi Saaka

Challenging Hierarchies explores the provocative and compelling work of African authors, from the writing of eighteenth-century social critic Ottobah Cugoano to that of contemporary novelists Chinua Achebe, Tsitsi Dangarembga and Ben Okri. The book focuses on challenges to colonial and neo-colonial oppression, with a special emphasis on African feminism and the work of women writers. Contributors range from renowned authors such as Ama Ata Aidoo and Micere Mugo to innovative literary critics like Obioma Nnaemeka and Vincent Odamiten. Combining criticism, fiction, and creative autobiography, Challenging Hierarchies reflects the vital spirit of African literature and literary studies today.