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Narrative shape-shifting : myth, humor, & history in the fiction of Ben Okri, B. Kojo Laing & Yvonne Vera

Author: Arlene A Elder
Publisher: Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : James Currey, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Responding to many of the same neo-colonial concerns as earlier African writers, Ben Okri, B. Kojo Laing and Yvonne Vera bring contemporary, hybrid voices to their novels that explore spiritual, cultural and feminist solutions to Africa's complex post-independence dilemmas. Their work is informed by both African and western traditions, especially the influences of traditional oral storytelling and post-modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ben Okri; B Kojo Laing; Yvonne Vera; B Kojo Laing; Ben Okri; Yvonne Vera; Ben Okri; B Kojo Laing; Yvonne Vera; Ben Okri; Kojo B Laing; Yvonne Vera; Ben Okri; Kojo Laing; Yvonne Vera; Yvonne Vera; Bernard Kojo Laing; Ben Okri
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arlene A Elder
ISBN: 9781847010124 1847010121
OCLC Number: 351324468
Description: vi, 168 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: writing as ase --
Ben Okri's narrative cycle: shape-shifting on the page --
B. Kojo Laing's linguistic journeying --
Yvonne Vera & the womanist claims of history --
Concluding and ... --
Ben Okri, B. Kojo Laing & Yvonne Vera: short biographies.
Responsibility: Arlene A. Elder.

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The hybrid novels of Ben Okri, B. Kojo Laing, and Yvonne Vera address contemporary African politics in contrasting styles but complementary religious, cultural, and feminist approaches.  Read more...

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