112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Witnessing Trauma: Violence, Landscape, Memory

Sarah DeYoreo, Portland State University

Looking at Helon Habila’s 2010 novel Oil on Water, a fictional account of the ongoing oil crisis in Nigeria, this paper explores the relationship between legacies of human and geographical violence, trauma, memory, and the role of the journalist as recuperative witness and bearer of testimony.