Ato Quayson


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Ato Quayson is Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism, Strategic Transformations in Nigerian Writing, Calibrations: Reading for the Social, and Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation, as well as editor of the two-volume Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature, coeditor of A Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalism Studies and general editor of the Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry.

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Aesthetic Nervousness: Disa...

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Oxford Street, Accra: City ...

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Strategic Transformations i...

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Calibrations: Reading For T...

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Fathers and Daughters: An A...

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Postcolonialism: Theory, Pr...

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Tragedy and Postcolonial Li...

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The Cambridge Companion to ...

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The Cambridge History of Po...

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“Indeed, in the medical model, the person with disability is placed under an obligation to want to get well, his or her multiple social roles of parent, worker, spouse, and so on being suspended temporarily in exchange for a sign of strenuous effort toward improvement.”
Ato Quayson, Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation



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