African literature : an anthology of criticism and theory

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This is the first anthology to bring together the key texts of African literary theory and criticism.

Brings together key texts that are otherwise hard to locate
Covers all genres and critical schools
Provides the intellectual context for understanding African literature
Facilitates the future development of African literary criticism
pt. 1. Backgrounds. Africa and writing / Alain Ricard
Sub-Saharan Africa's literary history in a nutshell / Albert S. Gerard
Politics, culture, and literary form / Bernth Lindfors
African literature in Portuguese / Russell G. Hamilton
North African writing / Anissa Talahite
A continent and its literatures in French / Jonathan Ngate
African literature and the colonial factor / Simon Gikandi
African literature: myth or reality? / V.Y. Mudimbe
pt. 2. Orality, literacy, and the interface. Africa and orality/ Liz Gunner
Orality, literacy, and African literature / Abiola Irele
Oral literature and modern African literature / Isidore Okpewho
Women's oral genres / Mary E. Modupe Kolawole
The oral artist's script / Harold Schenb
pt. 3. Writer, writing, and function. The novelist as teacher: the truth of fiction / Chinua Achebe
The truth of fiction / Chinua Achebe
Three in a bed: fiction, morals, and politics / Nadine Gordimer
Nobel lecture / Naguib Mahfouz
Redefining relevance / Njabulo S. Ndebele
Preparing ourselves for freedom / Albie Sachs
pt. 4. Creativity in/and adversarial contexts. A voice that would not be silenced / Wole Soyinka
Exile and creativity: a prolonged writer's block / Micere Githae Mugo
Containing cockroaches (memories of incarceration reconstructed in exile) / Jack Mapanje
Writing against neo-Colonialism / Ngugi wa Thiong'O
The writer and responsibility / Breyten Breytenbach
Dissidence and creativity / Nawal El Saadawi
Culture beyond color: A South African dilemma / Zoe Wicomb
In praise of exile / Nurrudin Farah
The African writer's experience of European literature / D. Marechera
pt. 5. On nativism and the quest for indigenous aesthetics: negritude and traditionalism. Negritude: a humanism of the twentieth century / Leopold S. Senghor
What is negritude? / Abiola Irele
Negritude and a new Africa: an update / Peter S. Thompson
Prodigals, come home! / Chinweizu
Neo-tarzanism: the poetics of pseudo-tradition / Wole Soyinka
My signifier is more native than yours: issues in making a literature African / Adeleke Adeeko
Out of Africa: topologies of nativism / Kwame Anthony Appiah
On national culture / Frantz Fanon
True and false pluralism / Paulin Hountondji
"An open letter to Africans" c/o The Punic One-Party State / Sony Labou Tansi
Resistance theory/theorizing resistance or two cheers for nativism / Benita Parry
pt. 6. The language of African literature. The dead end of African literature? / Obiajunwa Wali
The language of African literature / Ngugi wa Thiong'O
Anamnesis in the language of writing / Assia Djebar
African-language literature: tragedy and hope / Daniel P. Kunene
pt. 7. On genres. Background to the West African novel / Emmanuel N. Obiechina
Languages of the novel: a lover's reflections / Andre Brink
Realism and naturalism in African fiction / Neil Lazarus
"Who am I?": fact and fiction in African first-person narrative/ Mineke Schipper
Festivals, ritual, and drama in Africa / Tejumola Olaniyan
The fourth stage: through the mysteries of Ogun to the origin of Yoruba tragedy / Wole Soyinka
Introduction to "King Oedipus" / Tawfiq Al-Hakim
Poetry as dramatic performance / Kofi Anyidoho
"Azikwelwa" (we will not ride): politics and value in black South African poetry / Anne McClintock
Revolutionary practice and style in Lusophone liberation poetry / Emmanuel Ngara
pt. 8. Theorizing the criticism of African literature. Academic problems and critical techniques / Eldred D. Jones
African literature, western critics / Rand Bishop
A formal approach to African literature / Kenneth W. Harrow
African absence, a literature without a voice / Ambroise Kom
The nature of things: arrested decolonization and critical theory / Biodun Jeyifo
Reading through western eyes / Christopher L. Miller
Inherited mandates in African literary criticism: the intrinsic paradigm / Olakunle George
Exclusionary practices in African literary criticism / Florence Stratton
pt. 9. Marxism. Towards a Marxist sociology of African literature / Omafume F. Onoge
Writers in politics: the power of words and the words of power / Ngugi wa Thiong'O
National liberation and culture / Amilcar Cabral
Concerning national culture / Agostinho Neto
Masks and Marx: the Marxist ethos vis-a-vis African revolutionary theory and praxis / Ayi Kwei Armah
Marxist aesthetics: an open-ended legacy / Chidi Amuta
pt. 10. Feminism. To be an African woman writer-an overview and a detail / Ama Ata Aidoo
The heroine in Arab literature / Nawal El Saadawi
Women and creative writing in Africa / Flora Nwapa
African motherhood-Myth and reality / Lauretta Ngcobo
Stiwanism: feminism in an African context / Molara Ogundipe-Leslie
Feminism with a small "f"! / Buchi Emecheta
Writing near the bone / Yvonne Vera
Some notes on African feminism / Carole Boyce Davies
Bringing African women into the classroom: rethinking pedagogy and epistemology / Obioma Nnaemeka
Enlightenment epistemology and the invention of polygyny / Uzo Esonwanne
Feminism, postcolonialism and the contradictory orders of modernity / Ato Quayson
pt. 11. Structuralism, poststructuralism, postcolonialism, and postmodernism. Genetic structuralism as a critical technique (notes toward a sociological theory of the African novel) / Sunday O. Anozie
In praise of alienation / Abiola Irele
In the wake of colonialism and modernity / Biodun Jeyifo
Poststructuralism and postcolonial discourse / Simon Gikandi
Subjectivity and history: derrida in Algeria / Robert J.C. Young
The angel of progress: pitfalls of the term "post-colonialism" / Anne McClintock
Postmodernity, postcoloniality, and African studies / Tejumola Olaniyan
Postcolonialism and postmodernism / Ato Quayson
Is the post- in postmodernism the post- in postcolonial? / Kwame Anthony Appiah
Postmodernism and black writing in South Africa / Lewis Nkosi
African language literature and postcolonial criticism / Karin Barber
pt. 12. Ecocriticism. Ecoing the other(s): the call of global green and black African responses / William Slaymaker
Different shades of green: ecocriticism and African literature / Byron Caminero-Santangelo
Ecological postcolonialism in African women's literature / Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi
Environmentalism and postcolonialism / Rob Nixon
pt. 13. Queer, postcolonial. "Wheyting be dat?": the treatment of homosexuality in African literature / Chris Dunton
Out in Africa / Gaurav Desai
Toward a lesbian continuum? Or reclaiming the erotic / Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi
Queer futures: The coming-out novel in South Africa / Brenna Munro.

Additional Information
Subjects African literature -- History and criticism.
Publisher Malden, MA ; Oxford :Blackwell Pub.,2007
Contributors Olaniyan, Tejumola, editor.
Quayson, Ato, editor.
Language English
Description xix, 774 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 140511200X (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781405112000 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1405112018 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781405112017 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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