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Eastern African literatures : towards an aesthetics of proximity

Author: Russell West-Pavlov
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Series: Oxford studies in postcolonial literatures in English.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The book offers an overview of Eastern African writing in English since the mid-twentieth century. It shows how proximate modes of literary communication, arising out of residual but vibrant traditions of oral communication, blend with contemporary media to produce hybrid genres of proximity specific to Eastern African literary production.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell West-Pavlov
ISBN: 9780198745723 0198745729 0198745710 9780198745716
OCLC Number: 1019613988
Description: xix, 219 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Towars an aesthetic of proximity. --
Part I: Territories: Coast --
Land --
Cities. --
Part II: Histories: Precolonial histories --
Colonial histories --
Postcolonial histories. --
Part III: Communities: Genders --
Migratory identities --
Eastern Africa in the Global South. --
Conclusion: Eastern African literary futures.
Series Title: Oxford studies in postcolonial literatures in English.
Responsibility: Russell West-Pavlov.

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