Postcolonial African Writers

Postcolonial African Writers
Publisher Routledge
Release Date
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 525
ISBN 9781136593970
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This reference book surveys the richness of postcolonial African literature. The volume begins with an introductory essay on postcolonial criticism and African writing, then presents alphabetically arranged profiles of some 60 writers, including Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Tahbar Ben Jelloun, among others. Each entry includes a brief biography, a discussion of major works and themes that appear in the author's writings, an overview of the critical response to the author's work, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. These profiles are written by expert contributors and reflect many different perspectives. The volume concludes with a selected general bibliography of the most important critical works on postcolonial African literature.

Postcolonial African Writers
  • Author : Siga Fatima Jagne,Pushpa Naidu Parekh
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-11-12

This reference book surveys the richness of postcolonial African literature. The volume begins with an introductory essay on postcolonial criticism and African writing, then presents alphabetically arranged profiles of some 60 writers, including Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Tahbar Ben Jelloun, among others. Each entry includes

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Postcolonial African Writers
  • Author : Naidu Parekh Parekh,Pushpa Naidu Parekh,Siga Fatima Jagne,Emmanuel Sampath Nelson,Siga Fatima Jagne Jallow
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1998

Postcolonial African writers have made enormous contributions to world literature. This reference book overviews their lives and works. The volume includes alphabetically arranged profiles for some 60 postcolonial African writers, including Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Buchi Emecheta, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Doris Lessing, Peter Nazareth,

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Postcolonial African Writers
  • Author : Pushpa Naidu Parekh,Siga Fatima Jagne
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 1998

This reference book surveys the richness of postcolonial African literature. The volume begins with an introductory essay on postcolonial criticism and African writing, then presents alphabetically arranged profiles of some 60 writers, including Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Tahbar Ben Jelloun, among others. Each entry includes

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Creating Postcolonial Literature
  • Author : C. Davis
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-04-21

Using case studies, this book explores the publishing of African literature, addressing the construction of literary value, relationships between African writers and British publishers, and importance of the African market. It analyses the historical, political and economic conditions framing the emergence of postcolonial literature.

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Writing After Postcolonialism
  • Author : Jane Hiddleston
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-09-21

'Focusing on francophone writing from North Africa as it has developed since the 1980s, Writing After Postcolonialism explores the extent to which the notion of 'postcolonialism' is still resonant for literary writers a generation or more after independence, and examines the troubled status of literature in society and politics during

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Publishing the Postcolonial
  • Author : Gail Low
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-07-24

This book explores how writers such as Amos Tutuola, George Lamming, Samuel Selvon, VS Naipaul, Chinua Achebe, Derek Walcott, Kamau Brathwaite, and Wole Soyinka came to be published in London in important educational series such as the Three Crown Series and African Writers Series. Low takes account of recent debates

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Postcolonial Imagination and Moral Representations in African Literature and Culture
  • Author : Chielozona Eze
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2011

Following in the footsteps of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, the tenor of the postcolonial African culture has been justifiably anti-imperialist. In the 21st century, however, there has been a gradual but certain shift away from the “write-back” discourse paradigm, towards more integrative, globally inflected cultural interpretive models in Africa.

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Postcolonial Perspectives on Women Writers from Africa  the Caribbean  and the US
  • Author : Martin Japtok
  • Publisher : Africa World Press
  • Release Date : 2003

Combining postcolonial perspectives with race and culture based studies, which have merged the fields of African and black American studies, this volume concentrates on women writers, exploring how the (post) colonial condition is reflected in women's literature. The essays are united by their focus on attempts to create alternative value

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Post Colonial and African American Women s Writing
  • Author : Gina Wisker
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2017-03-04

This work offers a gender and culture inflected critical introduction to well established women writers: Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Margaret Atwood, Suniti Namjoshi, Bessie Head, and others from the USA, India, Africa, Britain, Australia and New Zealand. It also introduces emergent writers from South East Asia, Cyprus and Oceania. Engaging

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Postcolonial Literature and the Impact of Literacy
  • Author : Neil ten Kortenaar
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-02

Examining images of literacy in African and West Indian novels, Neil ten Kortenaar looks at how postcolonial authors have thought about the act of writing itself. Writing arrived in many parts of Africa as part of colonization in the twentieth century, and with it a whole world of book-learning and

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The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature
  • Author : Ato Quayson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012

Read online The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature written by Ato Quayson, published by which was released on 2012. Download full The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Shaken Wisdom
  • Author : Gloria Nne Onyeoziri
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-13

In her focus on irony and meaning in postcolonial African fiction, Gloria Nne Onyeoziri refers to an internal subversion of the discourse of the wise and the powerful, a practice that has played multiple roles in the circulation of knowledge, authority, and opinion within African communities; in the interpretation of

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Exploitation and Misrule in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa
  • Author : Kenneth Kalu,Toyin Falola
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-10-08

This book offers new perspectives on the history of exploitation in Africa by examining postcolonial misrule as a product of colonial exploitation. Political independence has not produced inclusive institutions, economic growth, or social stability for most Africans—it has merely transferred the benefits of exploitation from colonial Europe to a

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Contemporary African Literature in English
  • Author : M. Krishnan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-03-20

Contemporary African Literature in English explores the contours of representation in contemporary Anglophone African literature, drawing on a wide range of authors including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aminatta Forna, Brian Chikwava, Ngug? wa Thiong'o, Nuruddin Farah and Chris Abani.

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Routledge Handbook of African Literature
  • Author : Moradewun Adejunmobi,Carli Coetzee
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-03-13

The turn of the twenty-first century has witnessed an expansion of critical approaches to African literature. The Routledge Handbook of African Literature is a one-stop publication bringing together studies of African literary texts that embody an array of newer approaches applied to a wide range of works. This includes frameworks

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