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A new generation of African writers : migration, material culture & language

Author: Brenda Cooper
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : James Currey ; Scottsville, S.A. : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2008.
Series: JSTOR EBA.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brenda Cooper examines the work of the new generation of African writers who have placed migration as central to their writing.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Cooper, Brenda.
New generation of African writers.
Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : James Currey ; Scottsville, S.A. : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2008
(DLC) 2009277396
(OCoLC)243545114
Named Person: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Cooper
ISBN: 9781846156656 1846156653
OCLC Number: 646855286
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 182 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Multiple worlds, material culture & language --
Virtual objects & parallel universes : Biyi Bandele's The street --
Everyday objects & translation : Leila Aboulela's The translator & coloured lights --
Possessions, science & power : Jamal Mahjoub's The carrier --
Words, things & subjectivity : Moses Isegawa's Abyssinian chronicles --
Breaking Gods & petals of purple : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple hibiscus --
An abnormal ordinary : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a yellow sun --
Conclusion : The rifle is not a penis.
Series Title: JSTOR EBA.
Responsibility: Brenda Cooper.

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