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Bearing witness : readers, writers, and the novel in Nigeria

Author: Wendy Griswold
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2000] ©2000
Series: Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on interviews with Nigeria's writers, publishers, booksellers, and readers, surveys, and a reading of close to 500 Nigerian novels - from lightweight romances to literary masterpieces - this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Griswold
ISBN: 0691058288 9780691058283 0691058296 9780691058290
OCLC Number: 42866138
Awards: Winner of American Sociological Association Culture Section Distinguished Book Award 2002
Description: xxiv, 340 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. To Understand the Novel in Nigeria --
In Nigeria --
The Novel --
To Understand --
Ch. 2. The Nigerian Fiction Complex --
The Novels --
The Writers --
The Business --
The Readers --
Ch. 3. Nigerian Novels --
Village and City --
Women and Men --
Pen and Sword --
Crime and Politics --
Ch. 4. Capturing the Past and Inventing the Future --
App. A. Nigerian novels --
App. B. Nigerian authors --
App. C. Coding forms.
Series Title: Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Responsibility: Wendy Griswold.
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