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Singing the law : oral jurisprudence and the crisis of colonial modernity in East African literature

Author: Peter Leman
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2020.
Series: Postcolonialism Across the Disciplines LUP Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Singing the Law examines the legal dimensions of East African oral cultures as adapted within works of literature. It demonstrates how writers draw on oral jurisprudence both to critique the temporal foundations of British colonial law and imagine new forms of time, law, and justice in the global south.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)1119754653
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Leman
ISBN: 1789625203 9781789625202
OCLC Number: 1151807793
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Temp/orality in Law and East African Literature --
1. Catching History by the Tail: Colonial Non-Fiction, Atavism, and the Crisis of Modernity in Kenya --
2. A Song Whose Time Has Come: Northern Uganda, Apocalyptic Futures, and the Oral Jurisprudence of Okot p'Bitek --
3. Between Formal and Infinite Time: Labor Law and Revolutionary Futures in Kenyan Popular Performance --
4. Time Heals All Regimes: Temporality, Somali Oral Law, and the Illegality of African Dictatorships --
Conclusion: Temp/orality and Law in the End Times --
Bibliography Referenced Cases --
Index
Series Title: Postcolonialism Across the Disciplines LUP Ser.
Responsibility: Peter Leman.

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