The Casual Academic
About This Show
Literature podcast for the casual academic. Based in Madrid, Spain. We dive deeper into the books we read, and provide a literary discussion that won't cost you $60,000 and lifelong, soul-crushing debt. That being said, we take no responsibility for your education...
Most Recent Episode
Episode 15 - Ambiguity, Violence and the Postcolonial Condition in Season of Migration to the North
1 day ago
On our 15th episode, we tackle Tayeb Salih's widely acclaimed novel Season of Migration to the North. Voted as the most important book written in Arabic of the 20th century, Salih's novel writes back to the empire, but leaves problematic spaces that make the postcolonial condition anything but black and white. Also featured on this episode are writers Edward Said, Joseph Conrad, Chinua Achebe and even a little Shakespeare.
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