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Humanitarian Narrative and Posthumanist Critique: Dave Eggerss What Is The What

Humanitarian Narrative and Posthumanist Critique: Dave Eggerss What Is The What Dave Eggers&apos;s <i>What Is the What</i> is the fictionalized real-life story of Valentino Achak Deng, one of Sudan&apos;s "Lost Boys." Critical of a rhetoric of rescue and promise, the novel questions humanitarianism and the prescriptive, colonial, and even racist undertones of its humanism, while at the same time sustaining the value of a humanist language of rights in humanitarian life writing. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Humanitarian Narrative and Posthumanist Critique: Dave Eggerss What Is The What

Biography , Volume 35 (1) – Jul 1, 2012

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Abstract

Dave Eggers&apos;s <i>What Is the What</i> is the fictionalized real-life story of Valentino Achak Deng, one of Sudan&apos;s "Lost Boys." Critical of a rhetoric of rescue and promise, the novel questions humanitarianism and the prescriptive, colonial, and even racist undertones of its humanism, while at the same time sustaining the value of a humanist language of rights in humanitarian life writing.

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BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 1, 2012

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