chapter  11
The Mozambican Ghost Story: Global Genre or Local Form?
ByPETER JOOST MAURITS
Pages 13

In a short and provocative article, Mariano Siskind outlines his theory of world literature based on what he calls “genres of world literature.” One of these genres, according to him, is the ghost story. Because the figure of the ghost is “omnipresent” in “all the literatures of the world,” this allows us to produce “order in a world of textual chaos,” says Siskind (2012, 345).