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Author Vakunta, Peter W., author

Title Camfranglais : the making of a new language in cameroonian literature / Vakunta, Peter Wuteh
Published Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2014
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 224 pages)
Contents Chapter 1. The Post-colony Writes Back -- Chapter 2. Camfranglais: The Making of a New Language in Cameroon -- Chapter 3. The Signifying Monkey: Le Camfranglais, quelle parlure? -- Chapter 4. Literary Camfranglais in Mercédès Fouda's Je Parle camerounais: pour un renouveau francofaune -- Chapter 5. Fictionalizing Camfranglais in Fonkou's Moi taximan -- Chapter 6. Streetwise French in Nganang's Temps de chien -- Chapter 7. Camfranglais and the Question of Orality in Cameroonian Literature -- Chapter 8. Conclusion
Summary This study raises awareness to the emergence of a new genre in world literature called hybridized literature. It rejects the assumption according to which literatures written in less commonly taught languages should be subsumed into one universally accessible global idiom. Instead, Vakunta challenges literary scholars and readers of literature to regard untranslatability as the key to cross-cultural engagement. The bookís multiple approaches and innumerable sources generate complex interdisciplinary connections and provide an excellent introduction to a complex literary phenomenon alien to literature
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-182) and index
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Subject Cameroonian literature.
English language -- Social aspects -- Cameroon.
French language -- Social aspects -- Cameroon.
Literature, Modern -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789956792153