SPECIAL ISSUE The Short Century and After: Literature and Culture in Africa and the Diaspora (Part Two) Guest Editors: Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, Harry Garuba, and Uzoma Esonwanne Introduction: “Postcolonial African Literature and Culture: The End of the Single Story?” Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, Harry Garuba and Uzoma Esonwanne 199 Religion, Science, and Sex: Faith, Hope, and Transcendental Love in Four African Novels Ben B. Halm 204 Surreptitious Spaces of Citizenship: Through a Canadian Fictional Prism Modupe Olaogun 224 “La nuit de la langue perdue”: Défaite et legs de la mère dans Vaste est la prison d’Assia Djebar Michèle E. Vialet 245 A Victory of Sorts, All Thirteen Cents and Bitter, Too Sam Raditlhalo 266 Spectacle and Subversive Laughter in Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s Wizard of the Crow Gĩchingiri Ndĩgĩrĩgĩ 280 Ken Saro-Wiwa, the Ogoni Struggle and the Aesthetics of Spectacle Austin Tam-George 297