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Relocating agency : modernity and African letters

Autore: Olakunle George
Editore: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2003.
Serie: SUNY series, explorations in postcolonial studies.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Combining a sustained critical engagement of Anglo-American theory with focused close-readings of major African writers, this book performs a long-overdue cross-fertilization of ideas among poststructuralism, postcolonial theory, and African literature. The author examines several influential figures in current theory such as Habermas, Althusser, Laclau and Mouffe, as well as the theorists of postcolonialism, and  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Persona incaricata: Chinua Achebe; D O Fagunwa; Wole Soyinka; Amos Tutuola; Chinua Achebe; D O Fagunwa; Wole Soyinka; Amos Tutuola; Chinua Achebe; D O Fagunwa; Wole Soyinka; Amos Tutuola
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Olakunle George
ISBN: 0791455424 9780791455425 0791455416 9780791455418
Numero OCLC: 48964693
Descrizione: xx, 227 pages ; 23 cm.
Contenuti: Issues and contexts: on knowledge as limit --
Contemporary theory and the demand for agency --
The logic of agency in African literary criticism --
D.O. Fagunwa as compound of spells --
Wole Soyinka and the challenge of transition.
Titolo della serie: SUNY series, explorations in postcolonial studies.
Responsabilità: Olakunle George.

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"Combining a sustained critical engagement of Anglo-American theory with focused close-readings of major African writers, this book performs a long-overdue cross-fertilization of ideas among poststructuralism, postcolonial theory, and African literature. The author examines several influential figures in current theory such as Habermas, Althusser, Laclau and Mouffe, as well as the theorists of postcolonialism, and offers an extended reading of the Nigerian writers D.O. Fagunwa, Wole Soyinka, Amos Tutuola, and Chinua Achebe. He argues that contrary to what the purism and voluntarism common to postcolonial theory might suggest, one lesson of African letters is that significant agency can result from acts that are blind to their determinations. For George, African letters offer an instance of "agency-in-motion," as opposed to agency in theory."--Jacket.

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