West African literatures : Ways of Reading / Stephanie NewellMaterial type: TextPublisher: New York Oxford University Press 2006Description: 259 s. illISBN: 0199273979Other classification: G | Gxp
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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.
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