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The novel in Africa and the Caribbean since 1950

Author: Simon Gikandi
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Series: Oxford history of the novel in English, volume 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why did the novel take such a long time to emerge in the colonial world? And, what cultural work did it come to perform in societies where subjects were not free and modes of social organization diverged from the European cultural centers where the novel gained its form and audience? Answering these questions and more, Volume 11, The Novel in Africa and the Caribbean since 1950 explores the institutions of cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Englisch; A Andrae
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Gikandi
ISBN: 9780199765096 019976509X
OCLC Number: 935493506
Description: xxvii, 574 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: General editor's preface --
Acknowledgments --
List of contributors --
Introduction --
Editorial note. Part 1 The institution of the novel in Africa and the Caribbean : The reinvention of the novel in Africa / Simon Gikandi and Maurice Vambe --
Cultures of print in the Caribbean / Gail Low --
The novel and decolonization in Africa / Mpalive-Hangson Msiska --
The novel and decolonization in the Caribbean / Supriya M. Nair. Part 2 Geographies of the novel : The novel in African languages / Alena Rettová --
The expatriate African novel in English / Simon Lewis --
The city and the village: geographies of fiction in Africa / Jennifer Wenzel --
Geographies of migration in the Caribbean novel / J. Dillon Brown. Part 3 The novel and cultural politics : Women novelists in Africa and the Caribbean / Elaine Savory --
Sexuality and gender in the Anglophone Caribbean novel / Alison Donnell --
Sexuality and gender in the African novel / Brenna Munro --
The novel and apartheid / Andrew van der Vlies --
The novel and human rights / Joseph R. Slaughter. Part 4 The novel, orality, and popular culture : "Who no know go know:" popular fiction in Africa and the Caribbean / Jane Bryce --
Oral and popular cultures in the African novel / James Ogude --
Oral and popular cultures in the Caribbean / Natasha Barnes. Part 5 Styles and genres : The historical novel in Africa / Eleni Coundouriotis --
The historical novel in the Caribbean / Nan Wilson-Tagoe --
Romance and realism / Yogita Goyal --
African and Caribbean modernist fiction / Tim Watson --
Autobiography and autobiographical fiction in the Caribbean / Sandra Pouchet Paquet --
Autobiography in Africa / Kgomotso Michael Masemola --
Caribbean short stories in English / Victor J. Ramraj --
The African short story / Anthonia C. Kalu --
African detective fiction, mysteries, and thrillers / Matthew J. Christensen. Part 6 New frontiers : African fiction in a global context / Peter Kalliney --
The Caribbean novel in a global context / Raphael Dalleo --
Experimental fictions / Evan Mwangi --
The novel in translation and transition / Shaden M. Tageldin. Part 7 Critical understanding : The novel writes back, sideways, and forward: the question of language in African fiction / Chantal Zabus --
Criticism of the novel in the Caribbean / Simon Gikandi --
The novel in Africa: theories and debates / Gaurav Desai. References --
Index of African and Caribbean novelists and short story writers --
General index.
Series Title: Oxford history of the novel in English, volume 11.
Responsibility: edited by Simon Gikandi.

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