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Title Negotiating Afropolitanism : essays on borders and spaces in contemporary African literature and folklore / edited by Jennifer Wawrzinek and J.K.S. Makokha
Published Amsterdam ; New York, N.Y. : Rodopi, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (371 pages)
Series Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; 146
Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; 146
Contents Afropolitanism and erudition in Francophone African novels, 1994-2000 / Sim Kilosho Kabale -- Precarity and picaresque in contemporary Nigerian prose: an exemplary reading of Ben Okri's The Famished Road / Jens Frederic Elze-Volland -- Border-crossing through myth-making: the unbarred muse in selected Nigerian literature / Sola Ogunbayo -- Syncretic worldviews in Wole Soyinka's The Interpreters / Fella Benabed -- Dogs and dissidents at the border: narrative outbreak in Patrice Nganang's Temps de Chien / Catherine Kroll -- Addressing the absent other in J. M. Coetzee's Age of Iron / Jennifer Wawrzinek -- Nearly ending the world the African way: Pepetela's suspension of capital's frontiers and flows in O Quase Fim do Mundo / Phillip Rothwell -- A post-mortem on the postmodern conflict and corporeality in Nuruddin Farah's Links / John E. Masterson -- Sociology/matriology in Maghreb writing: space and feminine transgression in Fanon's Sociologie d'une révolution and Chraibi's La Civilisation, ma mere! / Russell West-Pavlov -- Negotiating dislocated identities in the space of post-colonial chaos: Goretti Kyomuhendo's Waiting / Emilia Ilieva and Lennox Odiemo-Munara -- No place to call home: citizenship and belonging in M. G. Vassanji's The In-Between World of Vikram Lall / Nalini Iyer -- Weaving exilic narratives: homodigetic narration and postcolonial translocation in Abdulrazak Gurnah's Admiring Silence / Remmy Shiundu Barasa and J. K. S. Makokha -- Between diasporic identity and agency: versions of the pastoral in Gurnah's Pilgrims Way and Mahjoub's Navigation of a Rainmaker / Maria Jesus Cabarcos Traseira -- Locating cultural ambivalence and afropolitanism: Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam as heterotopia in the fiction of Dawood and Vassanji / Godwin Siundu -- Across the language border: the case of bilingual writers in Tanzania / Mikhail Gromov -- Sheng literature in Kenya: socio-linguistic borders and spaces in popular poetry / Alina N. Rinkanya -- "Na hawa watu lazima wakuwe serious!": FM radio spaces and folkloric performance of cosmopolitan identities in Kenya / Mbugua wa Mungai -- Empire speaks back: authenticity, folk voices and re-presentation of across in Gikuyu radio narratives / Michael Wainaina
Summary Negotiating Afropolitanism brings together scholars in African studies from across the world in order to critically examine the representations, transgressions, disruptions, and/or redrawings of borders and spaces in contemporary African literature, culture and folklore. The essays collected here offer innovative and fresh critical perspectives on postcolonial themes within contemporary Africa. Individually they investigate such themes as identity, diaspora, hybridity, translation, the space between, textual frontiers, translocation and multilocalities, migration, nomadology, polylingualism, and multiculturalism. Together they map the rich terrain of culture, literature and folklore in contemporary Africa, from the works of writers such as Idris Chraibi, Wole Soyinka, Ben Okri, E. B. Dongala, Calixthe Beyala, Patrice Nganang, Nuruddin Farah and Abdulrazak Gurnah, to those of Pepetela, Goretti Kyomuhendo, Jamal Mahjoub, Yusuf Dawood, M. G. Vassanji, and J. M. Coetzee, as well as Afrophone oral artists and radio performers. This volume will be of interest to anyone with an interest in African studies, postcolonialism, cultural and literary studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject African literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Postcolonialism -- Africa.
Africa -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Makokha, J. K. S., editor
Wawrzinek, Jennifer, editor
ISBN 9042032235 (electronic bk.)
9789042032231 (electronic bk.)
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