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West African literatures : Ways of Reading / Stephanie Newell

By: Newell, Stephanie.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York Oxford University Press 2006Description: 259 s. ill.ISBN: 0199273979.Other classification: G | Gxp
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West African Literatures provides students with fresh, in-depth perspectives on the key debates in the field. The aim of this book is not to provide an authoritative, encyclopedic account, but to consider a selection of the region's literatures in relation to prevailing discussions about literature and postcolonialism.<br>

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction: Where is 'West Africa'?
  • 1 Negritude
  • 2 Facing East: Islam and Identity in West African Literature
  • 3 Oral Literatures
  • 4 Lost and Found in Translation
  • 5 iThings Fall Apart/i: Presence and Palimpsest in the Colonial-Scape
  • 6 Popular Literature
  • 7 iGriots/i with Pens in their Hands: Literary Experiments with Oral Genres, 1960s-1990s
  • 8 Feminism and the Complex Space of Women's Writing
  • 9 Marxism and West African Literature
  • 10 The Three 'Posts': Postmodernism, Poststructuralism, Postcolonialism
  • 11 Experimental Writing by the 'Third Generation'
  • 12 'Queering' West African Gender Theory: Calixthe Beyala, Werewere Liking, and Veronique Tadjo
  • Conclusion: West Africa in Postcolonial Theory