Welcome to Volume 10 – Issue 2 – IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

It is our great pleasure and my personal honour as the editor-in-chief to introduce Volume 10 Issue 2 of the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship. This issue is a selection of papers received through open submissions directly to our journal.

This is already the fifth issue of the journal under my editorship; once more, with the precious help of our Co-Editor, Dr Rachel Franks (University of Newcastle/ University of Sydney, Australia), and our two Associate Editors, Dr Jeri Kroll (Flinders University, Australia) and Dr Murielle El Hajj Nahas (Lusail University, Qatar). We have one more associate editor this time: Dr Firas A. J. Al-Jubouri from Newcastle University, UK.

We are now 42 teachers and scholars from various countries, always eager to help, and willing to review the submissions we receive. Special thanks to the IAFOR Publications Office and its manager, Mr Nick Potts, for his support and hard work.

We hope our journal, indexed in Scopus since December 2019, will become more international in time and we still welcome teachers and scholars from all regions of the world who wish to join us. Please join us on Academia and help us promote our journal. https://independent.academia.edu/EditorLiteratureandLanguage

Finally, we would like to thank all those authors who entrusted our journal with their research. Manuscripts, once passing initial screening, were peer-reviewed anonymously by at least four members of our team, resulting in seven being accepted for this issue.

Note that we accept submissions of short original essays and articles (800 to 2000 words) that are peer-reviewed by several members of our team, like regular research papers. Welcome to submit a paper for our July 2022 issue.

With this wealth of thought-provoking manuscripts in this issue, I wish you a wonderful and educative journey through the pages that follow.

Bernard Montoneri
IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship


Postcolonial Gothic Elements in Joaquin’s The Woman Who Had Two Navels
Mohammad Hossein Abedi Valoojerdi, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, Philippines

Violent Memory: Haruki Murakami’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Netty Mattar, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

Subjectivity and Revenge in Karen M. McManus’s One of Us Is Lying
Darintip Chansit, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Negotiating Cultural Identity in The Inheritance of Loss
Chiou-Rung Deng, Tamkang University, Taiwan

Politically Marginalized Female Figures: Female Grassland and Celestial Bath
Katherina Li, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

X-Raying the Million-Point Agenda of the Nigerian Government by Library and Information Professionals in the Country
Ogagaoghene Uzezi Idhalama, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria
Angela Ishioma Dime, Niger Delta University, Nigeria
Kingsley Efe Osawaru, College of Education Library, Nigeria

Cebuano Poetics: Deciphering the Advice of Maria Kabigon’s Column in Bisaya
Cindy Arranguez Velasquez, University of San Carlos, Philippines