In a Tortoiseshell: In this excerpt, the author tackles the subject of the constructed language of Láadan, a feminist language created by Suzette Haden Elgin in 1982. Rafey possesses an exemplary use of evidence and analysis as she explains, breaks down and comments upon the difficult and esoteric language. Continue reading
In a Tortoiseshell: In this excerpt, Jessica explores the motivation behind Augustine’s identification of Chanani with Chananaei when referring to North African congregants in Roman Africa during the late fourth century CE. She challenges the historical argument that this identification reveals the internal ethnic identification of Punic-speakers because it fails to consider the Latin-speaking perspective and the theological context, which is a strong motive.