Dreams in the African Literature

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Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN 10 : 9042005963
Pages : 356 pages
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Download or read book Dreams in the African Literature written by Nelson Osamu Hayashida and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 1999 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This is a substantial contribution to the understanding of an important aspect of African Christianity; the place of dreams in daily life, and their significance as interpreted by a representative body of African Christians ..."--Andrew Walls.

North-south Linkages and Connections in Continental and Diaspora African Literatures

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Publisher : Africa World Press
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ISBN 10 : 1592211577
Pages : 580 pages
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Download or read book North-south Linkages and Connections in Continental and Diaspora African Literatures written by African Literature Association. Meeting and published by Africa World Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 580 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume collects some of the best lectures at the African Literature Association's 25th annual conference held in 1999. The conference brought together for the first time a large number of scholars, creative writers and artists from Northern Africa and their counterparts from Sub- Saharan Africa. The conference and this collection highlight the inspiring and stimulating dialogue between two literary and cultural areas that have often been artificially compartmentalised. The essays draw suprising connections and illustrate the breadth and dynamism of African literature.

Long Dreams in Short Chapters

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Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
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ISBN 10 : 9783825818418
Pages : 159 pages
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Download or read book Long Dreams in Short Chapters written by Wumi Raji and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2009 with total page 159 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is concerned with, in the main, the whole question of the transformation of the identities of the different peoples of postcolonial Africa. Even so, it is clear that the issues raised would resonate clearly in similar contexts in other parts of the world. Long Dreams in Short Chapters is a remarkable achievement, a brilliant and magisterial remapping of the African text in its literary, cultural, and political dimensions. Author Wumi Raji's globalist and transnational sensitivities make this book an effortless unpacking of the complexities of the African literary process and it is a landmark contribution to African thought.

New Women's Writing in African Literature

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Publisher : James Currey Publishers
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ISBN 10 : 0852555245
Pages : 228 pages
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Download or read book New Women's Writing in African Literature written by Ernest Emenyo̲nu and published by James Currey Publishers. This book was released on 2004 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: African women writers have come a long way since the 1960s when they were hardly acknowledged or noticed as serious writers. In the past four decades their works have been steadily rising in quantity and quality. Today these writers are seriously redefining images of womanhood, providing new visions, and reshaping erstwhile distorted characterizations of African women in fiction. ERNEST EMENYONU is Professor of the Department of Africana Studies University of Michigan-Flint. North America: Africa World Press; Nigeria: HEBN

War in African Literature Today

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ISBN 10 : 9780852555712
Pages : 194 pages
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Download or read book War in African Literature Today written by Ernest Emenyo̲nu and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 2008 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the second half of the twentieth century, no single phenomenon has marred the image and development of Africa more than senseless fratricidal wars which rapidly followed the political independence of nations. This issue of African Literature Today is devoted to studies of how African writers, as historical witnesses, have handled the recreation of war as a cataclysmic phenomenon in various locations on the continent. The contributors explore the subject from a variety of perspectives: panoramic, regional, national and through comparative studies. War has enriched contemporary African literature, but at what price to human lives, peace and the environment? ERNEST EMENYONU is Professor of the Department of Africana Studies University of Michigan-Flint. The contributors include: CHIMALUM NWANKWO, CHRISTINE MATZKE, CLEMENT A. OKAFOR, INIBONG I. UKO, OIKE MACHIKO, SOPHIE OGWUDE, MAURICE TAONEZVI VAMBE, ZOE NORRIDGE and ISIDORE DIALA. Nigeria: HEBN

African Literature and the Future

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Publisher : African Books Collective
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ISBN 10 : 9782869786721
Pages : 112 pages
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Download or read book African Literature and the Future written by Gbemisola Adeoti and published by African Books Collective. This book was released on 2015-12-01 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many African countries achieved independence from their colonisers over five decades ago, but the people and the continent largely remain mere spectators in the arena of their own dance. The post-independence states are supposed to be sovereign, but the levers of economic and political powers still reside in the donor states. Not in many fora is the complex reality that defines Africa more trenchantly articulated than in imaginative literature produced about and on the continent. This is the crux of the essays collected in African Literature and the Future. The book reflects on Africas past and present, addressing anxieties about the future through the epistemological lens of literature. The contributors peep ahead from a backward glance. They dissect the trend and tenor of politics and their impact on the socio-cultural and economic development of the continent as portrayed in imaginative writings over the years. One salient feature of African literature is the close affinity between art and politics in its polemics. This is well established in all the six essays in the book as the authors stress the interconnections between literature and society in their textual analyses. On the whole, there is an overwhelming feeling of angst and pessimism, but the authors perceive a glimmer of hope despite daunting odds, under different conditions. Thus, they depict the plausible fate of Africa in the twenty-first century, as informed by its ancient and recent past, gleaned from primary texts.

Trauma and Transformation in African Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781315467511
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book Trauma and Transformation in African Literature written by J. Roger Kurtz and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-10-05 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book fills a gap in the field of contemporary trauma studies by interrogating the relevance of trauma for African literatures. Kurtz argues that a thoughtful application of trauma theory in relation to African literatures is in fact a productive exercise, and furthermore that the benefits of this exercise include not only what it can do for African literature, but also what it can do for trauma studies. He makes the case for understanding trauma healing within the larger project of peacebuilding, with an emphasis on the transformative potential of what he terms the African moral imagination as embodied in the creative work of its writers. He offers readings of selected works by Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Chimamanda Adichie, and Nuruddin Farah as case studies for how African literature can influence our understanding of trauma and trauma healing. This will be a valuable volume for those with interests in current trends and developments in trauma studies, African literary studies, postcolonial studies, and memory studies.

South African Literature after the Truth Commission

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9780230620971
Pages : 235 pages
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Download or read book South African Literature after the Truth Commission written by S. Graham and published by Springer. This book was released on 2009-04-27 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book studies a broad and ambitious selection of contemporary South African literature, fiction, drama, poetry, and memoir to make sense of the ways in which these works 'remap' the intersections of memory, space/place, and the body, as they explore the legacy of apartheid.

African Literature

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Publisher : Nova Publishers
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ISBN 10 : 1590332903
Pages : 140 pages
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Download or read book African Literature written by Jonathan P. Smithe and published by Nova Publishers. This book was released on 2002 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: African literature, like the continent itself is enormous and diverse. East Africa's literature is different from West Africa's which is quite different from South Africa's which has different influences on it than North Africa's. Africa's literature is based on a widespread heritage of oral literature, some of which has now been recorded. Arabic influence can be detected as well as European, especially French and English. Legends, myths, proverbs, riddles and folktales form the mother load of the oral literature. This book presents an overview of African literature as well as a comprehensive bibliography, primarily of English language sources. Accessed by subject, author and title indexes.

Don't Tread On My Dreams

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ISBN 10 : 9781415208311
Pages : 291 pages
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Download or read book Don't Tread On My Dreams written by Dora Taylor and published by Penguin Random House South Africa. This book was released on 2014-12-12 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether set in Cape Town, Johannesburg or the remoteness of lonely farms, these stories present an acute and heartfelt sensitivity for the troubles of ordinary people during apartheid. They provide a rare historical record of the times, revealing the hopes and dreams of people of all races, that are only now becoming a reality. Dora Taylor's powers of observation enable her to conjure up the vibrancy of a city, the squalor of a shanty town or the peace of the veld. Although the stories are often heart-rendingly tragic, there is always an underlying quality of hope, springing from the author’s intense desire that things should improve, an objective to which she devoted her life.

Psychology and African Literature

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ISBN 10 : IND:30000056176641
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Download or read book Psychology and African Literature written by Frank Uche Mowah and published by Sterling Publishing Consultancy Services. This book was released on 1996 with total page 40 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Africa Dream

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ISBN 10 : 9780064432771
Pages : 34 pages
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Download or read book Africa Dream written by Eloise Greenfield and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 1992-01-30 with total page 34 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An African-American child dreams of long-ago Africa, where she sees animals, shops in a marketplace, reads strange words from an old book, and returns to the village where her long-ago granddaddy welcomes her. ‘Greenfield’s lyrical telling and Byard’s marvelous pictures make this book close to an ideal adventure for children, black or white.’ —Publishers Weekly. 1978 Coretta Scott King Award

The Companion to African Literatures

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0253336333
Pages : 346 pages
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Download or read book The Companion to African Literatures written by G. D.. Killam and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Refreshing..." -- African Sudies Review "The entries are knowledgeable, thorough, and clearly written.... Highly recommended... " --Choice "...an ambitious reference guide to works on African literature." - African Studies Review "This comprehensive compendium will be a handy companion for anyone working on African literatures. The entries are authoritative and up-to-date, providing reliable information on the hundreds of authors and texts that have contributed to a whole continent's literary flowering." --Bernth Lindfors A comprehensive introduction and guide to African-authored works, with over 1,000 cross-referenced entries covering classics in African writing, literary genres and movements, biographical details of authors, and wider themes linking African, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-American literatures.

The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945

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ISBN 10 : 9780231503815
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 written by Gareth Cornwell and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2010-04-13 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid. Because apartheid intruded on every aspect of private and public life, South African literature was preoccupied with the politics of race and social engineering. Since the release from prison of Nelson Mandela in 1990, South Africa has been a new nation-in-the-making, inspired by a nonracial idealism yet beset by poverty and violence. South African writers have responded in various ways to Njabulo Ndebele's call to "rediscover the ordinary." The result has been a kaleidoscope of texts in which evolving cultural forms and modes of identity are rearticulated and explored. An invaluable guide for general readers as well as scholars of African literary history, this comprehensive text celebrates the multiple traditions and exciting future of the South African voice. Although the South African Constitution of 1994 recognizes no fewer than eleven official languages, English has remained the country's literary lingua franca. This book offers a narrative overview of South African literary production in English from 1945 to the postapartheid present. An introduction identifies the most interesting and noteworthy writing from the period. Alphabetical entries provide accurate and objective information on genres and writers. An appendix lists essential authors published before 1945.

The Critical Imagination in African Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9780815653103
Pages : 306 pages
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Download or read book The Critical Imagination in African Literature written by Maik Nwosu and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 2015-06-09 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In African studies, the "Echeruoan ideal" is understood as an intervention or intellectual engagement characterized by a broadness of vision as well as a depth of analysis. The essays gathered in this volume celebrate that ideal and honor Echeruo’s contribution to the African intellectual tradition. Editors Nwosu and Obiwu explore the driving forces in the literature of Africa and the African diaspora. Contributors examine such themes as migration and exile, trauma and repression, violence and rebellion, and gender and human rights. Showcasing a rich diversity of cultural and academic backgrounds, this volume inaugurates a new paradigm for further examination of African literature as world literature and for analysis of African literature through the lens of psychoanalytic semiotics. While varied in modes of inquiry, the essays are unified in their ambition to explore new theoretical directions, reinvigorating the conversation around how African literature is read and studied.

A History of South African Literature

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ISBN 10 : 113945532X
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Download or read book A History of South African Literature written by Christopher Heywood and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2004-11-18 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a critical study of South African literature, from colonial and pre-colonial times onwards. Christopher Heywood discusses selected poems, plays and prose works in five literary traditions: Khoisan, Nguni-Sotho, Afrikaans, English, and Indian. The discussion includes over 100 authors and selected works, including poets from Mqhayi, Marais and Campbell to Butler, Serote and Krog, theatre writers from Boniface and Black to Fugard and Mda, and fiction writers from Schreiner and Plaatje to Bessie Head and the Nobel prizewinners Gordimer and Coetzee. The literature is explored in the setting of crises leading to the formation of modern South Africa, notably the rise and fall of the Emperor Shaka's Zulu kingdom, the Colenso crisis, industrialisation, the colonial and post-colonial wars of 1899, 1914, and 1939, and the dissolution of apartheid society. In Heywood's study, South African literature emerges as among the great literatures of the modern world.

Childhood in Contemporary Diasporic African Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9783030362560
Pages : 202 pages
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Download or read book Childhood in Contemporary Diasporic African Literature written by Christopher E. W. Ouma and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-02-27 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the representation of figures, memories and images of childhood in selected contemporary diasporic African fiction by Adichie, Abani, Wainaina and Oyeyemi. The book argues that childhood is a key framework for thinking about contemporary African and African Diasporic identities. It argues that through the privileging of childhood memory, alternative conceptions of time emerge in this literature, and which allow African writers to re-imagine what family, ethnicity, nation means within the new spaces of diaspora that a majority of them occupy. The book therefore looks at the connections between childhood, space, time and memory, childhood gender and sexuality, childhoods in contexts of war, as well as migrant childhoods. These dimensions of childhood particularly relate to the return of the memory of Biafra, the figures of child soldiers, memories of growing up in Cold War Africa, queer boyhoods/sonhood as well as experiences of migration within Africa, North America and Europe.