Childhood In Contemporary Diasporic African Literature

Childhood in Contemporary Diasporic African Literature
Publisher Springer Nature
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Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 202
ISBN 9783030362560
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This book examines the representation of figures, memories and images of childhood in selected contemporary diasporic African fiction by Adichie, Abani, Wainaina and Oyeyemi. The book argues that childhood is a key framework for thinking about contemporary African and African Diasporic identities. It argues that through the privileging of childhood memory, alternative conceptions of time emerge in this literature, and which allow African writers to re-imagine what family, ethnicity, nation means within the new spaces of diaspora that a majority of them occupy. The book therefore looks at the connections between childhood, space, time and memory, childhood gender and sexuality, childhoods in contexts of war, as well as migrant childhoods. These dimensions of childhood particularly relate to the return of the memory of Biafra, the figures of child soldiers, memories of growing up in Cold War Africa, queer boyhoods/sonhood as well as experiences of migration within Africa, North America and Europe.

Childhood in Contemporary Diasporic African Literature
  • Author : Christopher E. W. Ouma
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-02-27

This book examines the representation of figures, memories and images of childhood in selected contemporary diasporic African fiction by Adichie, Abani, Wainaina and Oyeyemi. The book argues that childhood is a key framework for thinking about contemporary African and African Diasporic identities. It argues that through the privileging of childhood

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African Youth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture
  • Author : Vivian Yenika-Agbaw,Lindah Mhando
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-21

This book explores how African youth are depicted in contemporary literature and popular culture, and discusses the different ways by which they attempt to construct personal and cultural identities through popular culture and social media outlets. The contributors approach the subject from an interdisciplinary perspective, looking at images in children’

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Contemporary African American Literature
  • Author : Lovalerie King,Shirley Moody-Turner
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28

In this volume, Lovalerie King and Shirley Moody-Turner have compiled a collection of essays that offer access to some of the most innovative contemporary black fiction while addressing important issues in current African American literary studies. Distinguished scholars Houston Baker, Trudier Harris, Darryl Dickson-Carr, and Maryemma Graham join writers and

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Contemporary African American Novelists
  • Author : Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01

During the last two decades, African American writers have emerged as a distinct and dominant force in world literature. This reference book offers lively, concise, and current information about the lives and imaginative works of 79 contemporary African American novelists. Each of the alphabetically arranged entries begins with a biographical sketch

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The Search for Wholeness and Diaspora Literacy in Contemporary African American Literature
  • Author : Silvia Castro-Borrego
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-05-25

This volume has as a cohesive argument the exploration of the different manifestations of the search for wholeness and spirituality in the writings of contemporary African American women writers, covering different literary genres such as fiction (both novels and short stories), drama and poetry. Together with the issue of spirituality,

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Contemporary Literature in the African Diaspora
  • Author : Bernard W. Bell
  • Publisher : Departamento de Filologia Inglesa Universidad de Salamanca
  • Release Date : 1997

Read online Contemporary Literature in the African Diaspora written by Bernard W. Bell, published by Departamento de Filologia Inglesa Universidad de Salamanca which was released on 1997. Download full Contemporary Literature in the African Diaspora Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Contemporary Cinema of Africa and the Diaspora
  • Author : Anjali Prabhu
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-04-17

Analyzing art house films from the African continent and theAfrican diaspora, this book showcases a new generation of auteurswith African origins from political, aesthetic, and spectatorshipperspectives. Focuses on art house cinema and discusses commercial Africancinema Enlarges our understanding of African film to include thematicand aesthetic influence Highlights aesthetic and political

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Diasporic Women   s Writing of the Black Atlantic
  • Author : Emilia María Durán-Almarza,Esther Álvarez López
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-30

This book brings together a complete set of approaches to works by female authors that articulate the black Atlantic in relation to the interplay of race, class, and gender. The chapters provide the grounds to (en)gender a more complex understanding of the scattered geographies of the African diaspora in

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Contemporary Sephardic and Mizrahi Literature
  • Author : Dario Miccoli
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-04-21

In the last few years, the fields of Sephardic and Mizrahi Studies have grown significantly, thanks to new publications which take into consideration unexplored aspects of the history, literature and identity of modern Middle Eastern and North African Jews. However, few of these studies abandoned the Diaspora/Israel dichotomy and

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Contemporary African American Fiction
  • Author : Dana A. Williams
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009

In Contemporary African American Fiction: New Critical Essays, edited by Dana A. Williams, eight contributors examine trends and ideas which characterize African American fiction since 1970. They investigate many of the key inquiries which inform discussions about the condition of contemporary African American fiction. The range of queries is wide and

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The Cambridge Companion to African American Women s Literature
  • Author : Angelyn Mitchell,Danille K. Taylor
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-30

The Cambridge Companion to African American Women's Literature covers a period dating back to the eighteenth century. These specially commissioned essays highlight the artistry, complexity and diversity of a literary tradition that ranges from Lucy Terry to Toni Morrison. A wide range of topics are addressed, from the Harlem Renaissance

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Diaspora   Returns in Fiction
  • Author : Helen Cousins,Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo,Ernest N. Emenyonu,Jane Bryce,Patricia Thornton Emenyonu,Obi Nwakanma
  • Publisher : James Currey is
  • Release Date : 2016

Imagined or actual returns to a "homeland" in African literature are examined in relation to changing concepts of identity, belonging, migration and space.

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Cultivation and Catastrophe
  • Author : Sonya Posmentier
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-30

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART 1: CULTIVATION -- 1 Cultivating the New Negro: The Provision Ground in New York -- 2 Cultivating the Nation: The Reterritorialization of Black Poetry at Midcentury -- 3 Cultivating the Caribbean: "The Star-Apple Kingdom," Property, and

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In Search of the Afropolitan
  • Author : Eva Rask Knudsen,Ulla Rahbek
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-07-18

A dissemination of the figure of the ‘Afropolitan’ from a critical literary angle. It attempts to explore a field of study which lacks a comprehensive literary approach to ways of being Afropolitan in the 21st century.

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The African Imagination
  • Author : Abiola Irele
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2001

F. Abiola Irele is an expert on the anglophone and francophone traditions in post-colonial African literature. This collection of his essays examines African literary traditions in the broad sense, and places the work of individual authors in context.

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