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African textualities

texts, pre-texts, and contexts of African literature

by Bernth Lindfors

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Published by Africa World Press in Trenton, NJ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African literature -- History and criticism.,
  • Canon (Literature)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-215) and index.

    StatementBernth Lindfors.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8010 .L5 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 232 p. :
    Number of Pages232
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL659128M
    ISBN 100865436150, 0865436169
    LC Control Number97004365

    Dr Ranka Primorac is a Lecturer in English at the University of Southampton. She has degrees from the universities of Zagreb, Zimbabwe and Nottingham Trent, and is an Associate of the Department of African Languages and Cultures at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. Her work demonstrates a fluidity in its critical movements between Caribbean and U.S. African American textualities. Her book dislodges the earlier Black Atlantic discourse from its North Atlantic framing and makes it applicable to a larger African diaspora understanding. Legba, who has been coming through in a variety of other texts, is a.

    20 top books about Africa, including both fiction and nonfiction. In the 19 th century, as the nations of Europe rushed to grab ever-larger expanses of territory there, Africa was known as the Dark Continent. In some ways, that label is still apt. Everywhere else—Europe, Asia, the Americas—understanding of Africa and Africans is limited, and far too often wildly distorted.   From evocative prose to moving memoirs and hilarious satire, we bring you some of Africa’s best reads from the first half of Manchester Happened – by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi Upon finishing Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s debut novel Kintu, many a reader sat in impatience waiting for news of her next book. Finally, it has arrived and once more, the UK-based Ugandan .

    Among her book-length publications: The Place of Tears (), African City Textualities (ed, ). She is interested in the social functioning of literary narratives, new cosmopolitanisms, city texts and cultures and the world’s literary systems. Ranka Primorac is Teaching Fellow at University of Southampton. She has published on Zimbabwean literature and culture, and is author of The Place of Tears: The Novel and Politics in Modern Zimbabwe, editor of African City Textualities () and co-editor of Zimbabwe in Crisis: The International Response and the Space of Silence ().


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