The Changing Face of African Literature / Les nouveaux visages de la littérature africaine


Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9042028858

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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The Changing Face of African Literature combines both the large picture – a synopsis of current trends in African literature – and the small: studies of individual texts and of themes across several texts. The large and the small are linked by recurring themes, such as gender and sexuality, the nation-state and its collapse, AIDS, war, and suffering. The volume is comparative, bringing together literature in at least five languages and from at least ten national literatures. Such a large, comparative frame is implied by most discussion of African literature but is too seldom seen. At the same time, the collection also problematizes the comparison: the goal is to make clear what African literatures have in common but also where they diverge. What difference do distinct literary traditions, readerships, and publishing patterns make to literatures which share a common thematic and so many of the same questions and needs? By juxtaposing contemporary texts form several traditions, the intention of this collection is to bring out the themes that are currently dominant in African literatures generally. After a preface by Liz Gunner and a wide-ranging introduction by the editors, the collection presents keynote essays on new paradigms in African literature, before treating specific themes – recent crime fiction, the Afrikaans and anglophone novel, feminist literature, ‘migritude’ – and studies of recent works by individual authors such as André Brink, Henri Djombo, Pie Tshibanda, Bessora, Nadine Gordimer, and Paulina Chiziane, as well as the South African television series Yizo Yizo.

Critical Terms for the Study of Africa


Author: Gaurav Desai,Adeline Masquelier

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022654902X

Category: History

Page: 432

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For far too long, the Western world viewed Africa as unmappable terrain—a repository for outsiders’ wildest imaginings. This problematic notion has had lingering effects not only on popular impressions of the region but also on the development of the academic study of Africa. Critical Terms for the Study of Africa considers the legacies that have shaped our understanding of the continent and its place within the conceptual grammar of contemporary world affairs. Written by a distinguished group of scholars, the essays compiled in this volume take stock of African studies today and look toward a future beyond its fraught intellectual and political past. Each essay discusses one of our most critical terms for talking about Africa, exploring the trajectory of its development while pushing its boundaries. Editors Gaurav Desai and Adeline Masquelier balance the choice of twenty-five terms between the expected and the unexpected, calling for nothing short of a new mapping of the scholarly field. The result is an essential reference that will challenge assumptions, stimulate lively debate, and make the past, present, and future of African Studies accessible to students and teachers alike.


Womanbeing & African Literature


Author: Phanuel Akubueze Egejuru,Ketu H. Katrak

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 9780865436183

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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The African novel in English

an introduction


Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers

ISBN: 9780325000305

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

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The rise to global prominence of African literature, and particularly of the African novel, is one of the most vital and dynamic developments in contemporary world culture. In his book, Keith Booker provides an introduction to eight African novels written in English. The novels Booker examines include Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart, "Buchi Emecheta's "The Joys of Motherhood, "Ayi Kwei Armah's "The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, " Ama Ata Aidoo's " Our Sister Killjoy, "Nadine Gordimer's "Burger's Daughter, " Alex La Guma's "In the Fog of the Seasons' End, " Ngugi wa Thiong'o's " Devil on the Cross, " and Tsitsi Dangarembga's " Nervous Conditions. " Booker uses these works to illustrate the scope and variety of the African novel and the general aesthetic, cultural, and political concerns that have motivated African authors. The selected novels also can be read and studied together thus making "The African Novel in English " and ideal textbook for university courses.

The International Who's Who of Women 2002


Author: Elizabeth Sleeman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781857431223

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 699

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This edition includes over 5500 concise profiles of the world's leading women. Its coverage spans a wide range of occupations, from heads of state and major political figures to toxicologists, interior designers and fashion models.

International Who's Who in Poetry 2004


Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781857431780

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 536

View: 4288

Provides up-to-date profiles on the careers of leading and emerging poets.

The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Landmarks, Legacies, Expectations : Proceedings of the International Conference on Historic Slave Route Held at Accra, Ghana on 30 August-2 September 2004


Author: James Anquandah,Michel Doortmont,Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang

Publisher: Sub-Saharan Pub & Traders

ISBN: 9789988647735

Category: History

Page: 400

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Unesco celebrated 2004 as the international year to commemorate the struggle against slavery and its abolition. The Ghanaian Government's National Slave Route Project Committee held an international conference on transatlantic slave as part of that initiative. These papers are largely the proceedings of that conference, with the inclusion of a few papers from the National Conference on the Slave Trade in 2003. Supported by the Netherlands Embassy, Unesco, and an individual benefactor, the conference brought together over 400 people: Government Ministers, Unesco and diplomatic representatives, and scholars from Africa, the Caribbean, Australia, Europe and the USA. Twenty-nine papers and statements are included. The book is divided into opening statements, followed by papers on three main themes: landmarks, legacies and expectations.

The International Who's Who, 1997-98


Author: N.A

Publisher: Europa Publications (PA)

ISBN: 9781857430226

Category: Reference

Page: 1685

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A biographic reference source to individuals of distinction and achievement from countries around the world

Books in Print 1996-97


Author: R R Bowker Publishing,In Print 1996-97 Books

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835237864

Category: Out-of-print books

Page: N.A

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Forthcoming Books


Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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