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African literature : an anthology of criticism and theory

Author: Tejumola Olaniyan
Publisher: Malden, Mass. [u.a.] : Blackwell, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Nachdr.]View all editions and formats

* The first anthology of African literary criticism * Brings together key texts that are otherwise hard to locate * Covers all genres and critical schools * Provides the intellectual context for  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tejumola Olaniyan
ISBN: 9781405112000 140511200X 9781405112017 1405112018
OCLC Number: 699812697
Description: XIX, 774 S.
Contents: Acknowledgments. Introduction: Tejumola Olaniyan and Ato Quayson. Part I: Backgrounds:. 1. Africa and Writing: Alain Ricard (2004). 2. Sub-Saharan Africa's Literary History in a Nutshell: Albert S. Gerard (1993). 3. Politics, Culture, and Literary Form: Bernth Lindfors (1979). 4. African Literature in Portuguese: Russell G. Hamilton (2004). 5. North African Writing: Anissa Talahite (1997). 6. A Continent and its Literatures in French: Jonathan Ngate (1988). 7. African Literature and the Colonial Factor: Simon Gikandi (2004). 8. African Literature: Myth or Reality?: V. Y. Mudimbe (1985). Part II: Orality, Literacy, and the Interface:. 9. Africa and Orality: Liz Gunner (2004). 10. Orality, Literacy, and African Literature: Abiola Irele (1989). 11. Oral Literature and Modern African Literature: Isidore Okpewho (1992). 12. Women's Oral Genres: Mary E. Modupe Kolawole (1997). 13.The Oral Artist's Script: Harold Scheub (2002). Part III: Writer, Writing, and Function:. 14. The Novelist as Teacher: Chinua Achebe (1965). 15. The Truth of Fiction: Chinua Achebe (1988). 16. Three in a Bed: Fiction, Morals, and Politics: Nadine Gordimer (1988). 17. Nobel Lecture: Naguib Mahfouz (1988). 18. Redefining Relevance: Njabulo S. Ndebele (1994). 19. Preparing Ourselves for Freedom: Albie Sachs (1990). Part IV: Creativity in/and Adversarial Contexts:. 20. A Voice That Would Not Be Silenced: Wole Soyinka (2001). 21. Exile and Creativity: A Prolonged Writer's Block: Micere Githae Mugo (1997). 22. Containing Cockroaches (Memories of Incarceration Reconstructed in Exile): Jack Mapanje (1997). 23. Writing Against Neo-Colonialism: Ngugi wa Thiong'O (1988). 24. The Writer and Responsibility: Breyten Bretenbach (1983). 25. Dissidence and Creativity: Nawal El Saadawi (1996). 26. Culture Beyond Color? A South African Dilemma: Zoe Wicomb (1993). 27. In Praise of Exile: Nuruddin Farah (1990). 28. The African Writer's Experience of European Literature: D. Marechera (1987). Part V: On Nativism and the Quest for Indigenous Aesthetics: Negritude and Traditionalism:. 29. Negritude: A Humanism of the Twentieth Century: Leopold Sedar Senghor (1970). 30. What is Negritude?: Abiola Irele (1977). 31. Negritude and a New Africa: An Update: Peter S. Thompson (2002). 32. Prodigals, Come Home!: Chinweizu (1973). 33. Neo-Tarzanism: The Poetics of Pseudo-Tradition: Wole Soyinka (1975). 34. My Signifier is More Native than Yours: Issues in Making a Literature African: Adeleke Adeeko (1998). 35. Out of Africa: Topologies of Nativism: Kwame Anthony Appiah (1988). 36. On National Culture: Frantz Fanon (1963). 37. True and False Pluralism: Paulin Hountondji (1973). 38. "An Open Letter to Africans" c/o The Punic One-Party State: Sony Labou Tansi (1990). 39. Resistance Theory/Theorizing Resistance or Two Cheers for Nativism: Benita Parry (1994). Part VI: The Language of African Literature:. 40. The Dead End of African Literature: Obiajunwa Wali (1963). 41. The Language of African Literature: Ngugi wa Thiong'O (1986). 42. Anamnesis in the Language of Writing: Assia Djebar (1999). 43. African-Language Literature: Tragedy and Hope: Daniel P. Kunene (1992). Part VII: On Genres:. 44. Background to the West African Novel: Emmanuel N. Obiechina (1975). 45. Languages of the Novel: A Lover's Reflections: Andre Brink (1998). 46. Realism and Naturalism in African Fiction: Neil Lazarus (1987). 47. "Who Am I?": Fact and Fiction in African First-Person Narrative: Mineke Schipper (1989). 48. Festivals, Ritual, and Drama in Africa: Tejumola Olaniyan (2004). 49. The Fourth Stage: Through the Mysteries of Ogun to the Origin of Yoruba Tragedy: Wole Soyinka (1973). 50. Introduction to King Oedipus: Tawfiq Al-Hakim (1949). 51. Poetry as Dramatic Performance: Kofi Anyidoho (1991). 52. "Azikwelwa" (We Will Not Ride): Politics and Value in Black South African Poetry: Anne McClintock (1987). 53. Revolutionary Practice and Style in Lusophone Liberation Poetry: Emmanuel Ngara (1990). Part VIII: Theorizing the Criticism of African Literature:. 54. Academic Problems and Critical Techniques: Eldred D. Jones (1965). 55. African Literature, Western Critics: Rand Bishop (1988). 56. A Formal Approach to African Literature: Kenneth W. Harrow (1990). 57. African Absence, a Literature without a Voice: Ambroise Kom (1997). 58. The Nature of Things: Arrested Decolonization and Critical Theory: Biodun Jeyifo (1990). 59. Reading through Western Eyes: Christopher L. Miller (1990). 60. The Logic of Agency in African Literary Criticism: Olakunle George (2003). 61. Exclusionary Practices in African Literary Criticism: Florence Stratton (1994). Part IX: Marxism:. 62. Towards a Marxist Sociology of African Literature: Omafume F. Onoge (1986). 63. Writers in Politics: The Power of Words and the Words of Power: Ngugi wa Thiong'O (1997). 64. National Liberation and Culture: Amilcar Cabral (1970). 65. Concerning National Culture: Agostinho Neto (1979). 66. Masks and Marx: The Marxist Ethos vis-a-vis African Revolutionary Theory and Praxis: Ayi Kwei Armah (1985). 67. Marxist Aesthetics: An Open-Ended Legacy: Chidi Amuta (1989). Part X: Feminism:. 68. To Be an African Woman Writer - an Overview and a Detail: Ama Ata Aidoo (1988). 69. The Heroine in Arab Literature: Nawal El Saadawi (1980). 70. Women and Creative Writing in Africa: Flora Nwapa (1998). 71. African Motherhood - Myth and Reality: Lauretta Ngcobo (1988). 72. Stiwanism: Feminism in an African Context: Molara Ogundipe-Leslie (1994). 73. Feminism with a Small "f": Buchi Emecheta (1988). 74. Writing Near the Bone: Yvonne Vera (1997). 75. Some Notes on African Feminism: Carole Boyce Davies (1986). 76. Bringing African Women into the Classroom: Rethinking Pedagogy and Epistemology: Obioma Nnaemeka (1994). 77. Enlightenment Epistemology and the Invention of Polygyny: Uzo Esonwanne (1997). 78. Feminism, Postcolonialism and the Contradictory Orders of Modernity: Ato Quayson (2000). Part XI: Structuralism, Poststructuralism, Postcolonialism, and Postmodernism:. 79. Genetic Structuralism as a Critical Technique (Notes Toward a Sociological Theory of the African. Novel): Sunday O. Anozie (1971). 80. In Praise of Alienation: Abiola Irele (1987). 81. In the Wake of Colonialism and Modernity: Biodun Jeyifo (2000). 82. Postructuralism and Postcolonial Discourse: Simon Gikandi (2004). 83. Subjectivity and History: Derrida in Algeria: Robert J. C. Young (2001). 84. The Angel of Progress: Pitfalls of the Term "Post-colonialism": Anne McClintock (1994). 85. Postmodernity, Postcoloniality, and African Studies: Tejumola Olaniyan (2003). 86. Postcolonialism and Postmodernism: Ato Quayson (2000). 87. Is the Post- in Postmodernism the Post- in Postcolonial?: Kwame Anthony Appiah (1991). 88. Postmodernism and Black Writing in South Africa: Lewis Nkosi (1998). 89. African-Language Literature and Postcolonial Criticism: Karin Barber (1995). Part XII: Ecocriticism:. 90. Ecoing the Other(s): The Call of Global Green and Black African Responses: William Slaymaker (2001). 91. Different Shades of Green: Ecocriticism and African Literature: Byron Caminero-Santangelo (2007). 92. Ecological Postcolonialism in African Women's Literature: Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi (1998). 93. Environmentalism and Postcolonialism: Rob Nixon (2005). Part XIII: Queer, Postcolonial:. 94. "Wheyting Be Dat?": The Treatment of Homosexuality in African Literature: Chris Dunton (1989). 95. Out in Africa: Gaurav Desai (1997). 96. Toward a Lesbian Continuum? Or Reclaiming the Erotic: Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi (1997). 97. Queer Futures: The Coming-Out Novel in South Africa: Brenna Munro (2007). Index
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