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Proverbs, textuality, and nativism in African literature

Author: Adélékè Adéèkó
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©1998.
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This study connects anglophone literary criticism with African localist tendencies of nativism. The author argues that nativism is a highly productive and generative category in the formation of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Adéèkó, Adélékè.
Proverbs, textuality, and nativism in African literature.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©1998
(DLC) 97040247
(OCoLC)37588565
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adélékè Adéèkó
ISBN: 0813021243 9780813021249
OCLC Number: 47009131
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 154 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. My Signifier Is More Native than Yours: Issues in Making a Literature African 1 --
2. The Proverb Is the Horse of Words: Figuration and Consciousness in Nativist Tropes 28 --
3. Textual Proverbs in Proverbial Texts: Chinua Achebe's Arrow of God and Oladejo Okediji's Rere Run 50 --
4. Nothing Is Which Lacks a Story: Native Figures of History in Ayi Kwei Armah's Two Thousand Seasons 82 --
5. All That We Do Today Is Narrative Tomorrow: Picturing Reality in Ngugi's Devil on the Cross 100 --
6. Figuration and the Limit of Local Knowledge: Osofisan's "Proverbial Story" of Postindependence Fiction in Kolera Kolej 117 --
Conclusion: Plenty Words Do Not Fill Up a Basket 129.
Responsibility: Adélékè Adéèkó.

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