Choose one book out of eight to write the book review and the book review has to relate to any lecture readings or what we have covered in class.
Here are the books u can choose:
**Choose one only.
1. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun,New York:Anchor,2007.
2. Indra Sinha, Animal’s People: A Novel, New York:Simon & Schuster,2009.
3. Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies: A Novel, New York:Picador,2009.
4. Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place, NewYork: Farrar, Strausand and Giroux,1988.
5. Sonallah Ibrahim, The Committee, trans. Mary St Germain, Syracuse, N.Y: Syracuse University Press, 2001.
6. Ernesto Che Guevara, The motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey, Ocean Press, 2003.
7. Mario Vargas Llosa, The Dream of the Celt: A Novel, New York: Picador, 2013.
8. Yuan-tsung Chen, The Dragon’s Village: An Autobiographical Novel of Revolutionary China, New York: Penguin, 1981.
Here are the lecture readings and what we have covered in class.
– Introduction/what is modernity?
– Sugar, Slavery, and Primitive Accumulation
– Haitian Revolution and the Production of History
– Genealogies and Ruptures of Industrialization
– Karl Marx, “Estranged Labor” in The Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844
– Karl Marx, “Chapter 31: Genesis of the Industrial Capitalist” in Capital: Volume 1. (1867)
– Lewis Mumford, “The Monastery and the Clock” Technics and civilization, Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2010(1934)
– The Search for Empire: Napoleon, Richard Burton, and Colonial Anthropology
– British Liberalism, India, and Horror: The Case of Sati
– The Opium Trade: Britain, China and India
– The Rubber Trade: Belgian Congo
– Sati Regulation XVII, A.D. 1829 of the Bengal Code 4 December 1829 in Archives of Empire: From the East India Company to the Suez Canal
– James W. Redfield, ” Comparative Physiognomy” in Archives of Empire: The Scramble for Africa
– Roger Casement, ” The Congo Report” (1903) in in Archives of Empire: The Scramble for Africa
– Opium Trade Game – ” High Tea”
– Terror From The Air: World War I and Gas Warfare
– Mass Production/ Mass Politics
– Total Annihilation: Camps and Famine
– Filippo Marinetti : Initial Manifesto of Futurism” (1909)
– Chinese Communist Revolution
– Negritude and Swaraj
– Vietnam and Algeria
– Mao Zedong. Report on an Investigation of the Peasant Movement in Human, March (1927).
– Aime Cesaire, Discourse on Colonialism, trans. by Joan Pinkham, New York: Monthly Review Press, 1955
– Frantz Fanon, ” Concerning Violence” from The Wretched of the Earth, trans. Richard Philcox, New York: Grove Press, 2005 (1961)
– Encountering Development: Bolivia and Mines/Cuba and Revolution
– Neoliberal Shocks and Disasters: Chile and Bhopal
– Carbon Democracy: Politics of Oil
– Liquid Modernity and Societies of Control
– Domitila Barrios de Chungara with Moema Viezzer, Let Me Speak! Testimony of Domitila, a Woman of the Bolivian Mines, New York: Monthly Review Press, 1978.
– Selections from the Bhopal Reader: Twenty Years of the World’s Worst Industrial Disaster eds. Bridget Hanna, Ward Morehouse, and Satinath Sarangi, New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005.
– The Bolivarian Revolution
– Indebted Freedom: Gender, Charity, and Microcredit
– War as Industry: Afghanistan and the Iraq War