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Intertextuality in contemporary African literature : looking inward

Author: Ode Ogede
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2011.
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Intellectual exchange among African creative writers is the subject of this highly innovative and wide-ranging look at several forms of intertextuality on the continent. Focusing on the issue of the availability of old canonical texts of African literature as a creative resource, this study throws light on how African authors adapt, reinterpret, and redeploy existing texts in the formulation of new ones.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Ogede, Ode.
Intertextuality in contemporary African literature.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, 2011
(DLC) 2011018756
(OCoLC)720635044
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ode Ogede
ISBN: 9780739164488 0739164481
OCLC Number: 746927070
Description: 1 online resource (229 pages)
Contents: When an elephant rustles the bush --
Is a picture still worth a thousand words? from documentary to investigative realism: Cyprian Ekwensi's Jagua Nana and Flora Nwapa's One is enough --
Lampoon, or the power of savage satire, and the visual object of distaste: Chinua Achebe's A man of the people and Ayi Kwei Armah's The beautyful ones are not yet born --
On the politics of love: Chinua Achebe's No longer at ease and Bessie Head's Maru --
Masking the infrastuctural frame: Christopher Okigbo and his acolytes (Labyrinths' aural and thematic echoes in Okinba Launko's Minted coins and Chimalum Nwankwo's The heart in the womb) --
Conclusion: coming out of shadow: eye on the tradition, looking for consequence.
Responsibility: Ode Ogede.

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Intellectual exchange among African creative writers is the subject of this highly innovative and wide-ranging look at several forms of intertextuality on the continent. Focusing on the issue of the availability of old canonical texts of African literature as a creative resource, this study throws light on how African authors adapt, reinterpret, and redeploy existing texts in the formulation of new ones. Contemporary African writers are taking advantage of and extending the resources available in the existing native literary tradition. But the field of inter-ethnic/trans-national African ...

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