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Camfranglais : the making of a new language in cameroonian literature

Author: Peter W Vakunta
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], 2014.
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This study raises awareness to the emergence of a new genre in world literature called hybridized literature. It rejects the assumption according to which literatures written in less commonly taught languages should be subsumed into one universally accessible global idiom. Instead, Vakunta challenges literary scholars and readers of literature to regard untranslatability as the key to cross-cultural engagement. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter W Vakunta
ISBN: 9789956792153 9956792152
OCLC Number: 897090887
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 224 pages)
Contents: Chapter 1. The Post-colony Writes Back --
Chapter 2. Camfranglais: The Making of a New Language in Cameroon --
Chapter 3. The Signifying Monkey: Le Camfranglais, quelle parlure? --
Chapter 4. Literary Camfranglais in Mercédès Fouda's Je Parle camerounais: pour un renouveau francofaune --
Chapter 5. Fictionalizing Camfranglais in Fonkou's Moi taximan --
Chapter 6. Streetwise French in Nganang's Temps de chien --
Chapter 7. Camfranglais and the Question of Orality in Cameroonian Literature --
Chapter 8. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Vakunta, Peter Wuteh.

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This study raises awareness to the emergence of a new genre in world literature called hybridized literature. It rejects the assumption according to which literatures written in less commonly taught languages should be subsumed into one universally accessible global idiom. Instead, Vakunta challenges literary scholars and readers of literature to regard untranslatability as the key to cross-cultural engagement. The bookís multiple approaches and innumerable sources generate complex interdisciplinary connections and provide an excellent introduction to a complex literary phenomenon alien to literature.

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