Postcolonial African Writers

Author: Siga Fatima Jagne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136593977
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Postcolonial African Writers from the Author: Siga Fatima Jagne. 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.

Creating Postcolonial Literature

Author: C. Davis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113732838X
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Creating Postcolonial Literature from the Author: C. Davis. 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.

Postcolonial Perspectives On Women Writers From Africa The Caribbean And The Us

Author: Martin Japtok
Publisher: Africa World Press
ISBN: 9781592210688
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Postcolonial Perspectives On Women Writers From Africa The Caribbean And The Us from the Author: Martin Japtok. 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 systems through the rewriting of history or the reclassification of the woman's position in society. By examining such strategies these essays illuminate the diversity and coherence of the postcolonial project.

Interviews With Writers Of The Post Colonial World

Author: Feroza F. Jussawalla
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9780878055722
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Interviews With Writers Of The Post Colonial World from the Author: Feroza F. Jussawalla. Noted writers from Africa-Ngugi wa Thiong'o from Kenya and Chinua Achebe from Nigeria--engage in the most important discussion in African literature today, whether or not to write in English. Nigeria's leading feminist writer, Buchi Emecheta discusses the role of women in a primarily male literary environment. South Asian writers are represented by two well-known Indian writers, Raja Rao and Anita Desai, and by two noted Pakistani writers, Zulfikar Ghose and Bapsi Sidhwa. Sharing a common colonial history, these writers generally display less desire to differentiate their work from the Western tradition. The collection also includes an interview with the Somali writer Nuruddin Farah, who is culturally as well as geographically somewhere between the Eastern and Western cultures

Spivak And Postcolonialism

Author: T. Sakhkhane
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230349412
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Spivak And Postcolonialism from the Author: T. Sakhkhane. Exploring, amongst other themes, representations of the other, strategies adopted to resist such representations, the issues of identity, nationalism, colonialism, feminism, subaltern studies and the English language within the context of Empire, this book projects a study of post-colonialism through the work of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.

Postcolonial Imaginations And Moral Representations In African Literature And Culture

Author: Chielozona Eze
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739145088
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Postcolonial Imaginations And Moral Representations In African Literature And Culture from the Author: Chielozona Eze. The postcolonial African culture, as it is discoursed in the academia, is largely influenced by Africa’s response to colonialism. To the degree that it is a response, it is to considerably reactive, and lacks forceful moral incentives for social critical consciousness and nation-building. Quite on the contrary, it allows especially African political leaders to luxuriate in the delusions of moral rectitude, imploring, at will, the evil of imperialism as a buffer to their disregard of their people. This book acknowledges the social and psychological devastations of colonialism on the African world. It, however, argues that the totality of African intellectual response to colonialism and Western imperialism is equally, if not more, damaging to the African world. In what ways does the average African leader, indeed, the average African, judge and respond to his world? How does he conceive of his responsibility towards his community and society? The most obvious impact of African response to colonialism is the implicit search for a pristine, innocent paradigms in, for instance, literary, philosophical, social, political and gender studies. This search has its own moral implication in the sense that it makes the taking of responsibility on individual and social level highly difficult. Focusing on the moral impact of responses to colonialism in Africa and the African Diaspora, this book analyzes the various manifestations of delusions of moral innocence that has held the African leadership from the onerous task of bearing responsibility for their countries; it argues that one of the ways to recast the African leaders’ responsibility towards Africa is to let go, on the one hand, the gaze of the West, and on the other, of the search for the innocent African experience and cultures. Relying on the insights of thinkers such as Frantz Fanon, Wole Soyinka, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Achille Mbembe and Wolgang Welsch, this book suggests new approach to interpreting African experiences. It discusses select African works of fiction as a paradigm for new interpretations of African experiences.

A New Generation Of African Writers

Author: Brenda Cooper
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1847010768
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A New Generation Of African Writers from the Author: Brenda Cooper. Discusses the literature of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Leila Aboulela, Biyi Bandele, Moses Isegawa, and Jamal Mahjoub.

Shaken Wisdom

Author: Gloria Nne Onyeoziri
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813932009
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Shaken Wisdom from the Author: Gloria Nne Onyeoziri. 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 colonial and postcolonial experience; and in the ongoing resistance to tyrannies in African societies. But irony is always reversible and may be used to question the oppressed as well as the oppressor, shaking all presumptions of wisdom. Although the author cites numerous African writers, she selects six works by Chinua Achebe, Ahmadou Kourouma, and Calixthe Beyala for her primary analysis. Modern Language Initiative

The Postcolonial Short Story

Author: Maggie Awadalla
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137292083
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The Postcolonial Short Story from the Author: Maggie Awadalla. This book puts the short story at the heart of contemporary postcolonial studies and questions what postcolonial literary criticism may be. Focusing on short fiction between 1975 and today – the period in which critical theory came to determine postcolonial studies – it argues for a sophisticated critique exemplified by the ambiguity of the form.