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Writing Across Cultures

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Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN 10 : 9042013087
Pages : 243 pages
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Download Writing Across Cultures PDF Full Free by Omar Sougou and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2002 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a timely and comprehensive study combining various critical approaches to the fiction of Buchi Emecheta, one of Africa's most illustrious and contentious women writers. Feminist (Showalter, Cixous, Kristeva) and postcolonial approaches (writing back) are taken to Emecheta's texts to illuminate the personal, political and aesthetic ramifications of the production of this “born writer.” Poststructural programmes of analysis are shown to be less relevant to this writer's fiction than Marxist and Bakhtinian perspectives. Emecheta is shown to be a bridge-builder between two cultures and two worlds in narratives (both challenging and popular) characterized by ambiguity, ambivalence and double-voiced discourse, all of which evince the writer's determination to expose imaginatively the colonial heritage of centre-periphery conflicts, cultural corruption, ethnic discrimination, gender oppression, and the migrant experience in multiracial communities.


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The Rape of Shavi

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Publisher : George Braziller
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ISBN 10 : 0807611182
Pages : 178 pages
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Modern British Women Writers

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 10 : 0313310300
Pages : 456 pages
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Download Modern British Women Writers PDF Full Free by Vicki K.. Janik and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2002 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries on 58 British women writers of the 20th century. Some of these writers were born in England, while others, such as Katherine Mansfield and Doris Lessing, came from countries of the former Empire or Commonwealth. The volume also includes entries for women of color, such as Kamala Markandaya and Buchi Emecheta.


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Postcolonial Discourse and Changing Cultural Contexts

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ISBN 10 : 0313296936
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Postcolonial Discourse and Changing Cultural Contexts PDF Full Free by Gita Rajan and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1995 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the heart of coloniality and postcoloniality is the idea of empire. This book examines various theories of empire, and how they create networks of discourse in contemporary postcolonial settings. In exploring the idea of empire, the contributors consider such constructions as nation and modernity, identity politics, the status and role of exiles, and border intellectuals. Postcolonial texts considered include literature and films.


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Representing Africa in Children's Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9781135923662
Pages : 170 pages
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Download Representing Africa in Children's Literature PDF Full Free by Vivian Yenika-Agbaw and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-12-13 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Representing Africa in Children’s Literature explores how African and Western authors portray youth in contemporary African societies, critically examining the dominant images of Africa and Africans in books published between 1960 and 2005. The book focuses on contemporary children’s and young adult literature set in Africa, examining issues regarding colonialism, the politics of representation, and the challenges posed to both "insiders" and "outsiders" writing about Africa for children.


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Nigerian Literary Imagination and the Nationhood Project

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 10 : 9783031019913
Pages : 286 pages
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Download Nigerian Literary Imagination and the Nationhood Project PDF Full Free by Toyin Falola and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-07-14 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores how modern Nigerian fiction is rooted in writers’ understanding of their identity and perception of Nigeria as a country and home. Surveying a broad range of authors and texts, the book shows how these fictionalized representations of Nigeria reveal authentic perceptions of Nigeria’s history and culture today. Many of the lessons in these works of literature provide cautionary tales and critiques of Nigeria, as well as an examination of the lasting impact of colonialism. Furthermore, the book presents the nation as both the framework and subject of its narrative. By conducting literary analyses of Nigerian fiction with historical reference points, this work demonstrates how Nigerian literature can convey profound themes and knowledge that resonates with audiences, teaching Nigerians and non-Nigerians about the colonial and postcolonial experience. The chapters cover topics on nationhood, women’s writing, postcolonial modernity, and Nigerian literature in the digital age.


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Literature of Africa

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ISBN 10 : 0313319014
Pages : 204 pages
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Download Literature of Africa PDF Full Free by G. D. Killam and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Looks at the work of ten African authors, including Chinua Achebe, Miriama Ba, Nadine Gordimer, and Alan Paton.


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Reading Buchi Emecheta: Cross-Cultural Conversations

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 10 : 9780313031540
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Reading Buchi Emecheta: Cross-Cultural Conversations PDF Full Free by Katherine Fishburn and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 1995-04-25 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this first full-length study of Emecheta's fiction, Fishburn highlights the difficulties inherent in reading across cultures. She challenges the notion that all we need to understand African texts is a willingness to be open to them, arguing that too many of the cultural and critical preconceptions we bring to these texts interfere with our ability to understand them. Directly responding to Western feminist criticism written about Emecheta, this study argues that Emecheta herself is not a feminist in the Western sense and that her novels should not be construed as reflecting this political interest. In close readings of eight of her best known works, this study reveals a complex narrative voice which is far more supportive of Emecheta's own African culture and its tradition than has been recognized previously.


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New Fiction in English from Africa: West, East, and South

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 10 : 9789004490369
Pages : 256 pages
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Download New Fiction in English from Africa: West, East, and South PDF Full Free by André Viola and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2022-05-20 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The term 'recent' or 'new' covers novels and some short fiction published between 1980 and 1995, a period characterized by growing pessimism about the state of affairs in both East and West Africa. The section on South Africa deals more narrowly with the 1985-95 watershed marking the end of official apartheid and the beginning of reconstruction. The three sections aim at giving a coherent picture of the main directions in production, highlighting three main centres of interest, Nigeria, Kenya, and the Republic of South Africa, although some novelists from neighbouring countries are also considered (such as Kofi Awoonor from Ghana, Nuruddin Farah from Somalia, and M.G. Vassanji and Abdulrazak Gurnah from Tanzania). The evaluations conducted in the three sections lead to the emergence of a number of common themes, in particular the writers' predilection for topicality, the role of the past, and the controversy over the idea of the nation. Central themes also include the role of women in fending for themselves, both in rural and in urban environments. A further major theme is the role of the past (the Nigerian civil war; the Mau Mau period in Kenya; the revisiting of slavery; the refurbishing of myth; the questioning of historical reconstructions). The preoccupation of the West, East, and South African novel with the idea and ideal of the 'nation' is explored, particularly in the context of migrancy, hybridity, and transculturalism characterizing the anglophone diaspora. The volume is aimed at literary scholars and students and, more generally, readers of fiction seeking an introduction to contemporary literary developments in various parts of sub-Saharan anglophone Africa. No categorical distinction is drawn between 'popular' and 'high' literature. Though still selective and not intended as an exhaustive catalogue, the present survey covers a large number of titles. Rather than resorting to broad and ultimately somewhat abstract thematic categories, the contributors endeavour to keep control over this mass of material by applying a 'micro-thematic' taxonomy. This approach, well-tested in the tradition of literary studies within France, groups works analytically and evaluatively in terms of such categories as actional motifs, plot-frames, and sociologically relevant locations or topics, thereby enabling a clearer focus on the dynamics of preoccupation and tendency that form networks of affinity across the fiction produced in the period surveyed.


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Subaltern Women’s Narratives

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ISBN 10 : 9781000333558
Pages : 252 pages
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Download Subaltern Women’s Narratives PDF Full Free by Samraghni Bonnerjee and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-12-29 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Subaltern Women's Narratives brings together intersectional feminist scholarship from the Humanities and Social Sciences and explores subaltern women’s narratives of resistance and subversion. Interdisciplinary in nature, the collection focuses on fictional texts, archival records, and ethnographic research to explore the lived experiences of subaltern women in different marginalised communities across a wide geographical landscape, as they negotiate their way through modes of labour and activism. Thematically grouped, the focus of this book is two-fold: to look at the lived experiences of subaltern women as they negotiate their lives in a world of political flux and conflicts; and to examine subaltern women’s dissenting practices as recorded in texts and archives. This collection will push the boundaries of scholarship on decolonial and postcolonial feminism and subaltern studies, reading women’s subversive practices especially in the themes of epistemology and embodiment. This book is aimed primarily at scholars, postgraduates, and undergraduates working in the fields of colonial and postcolonial studies. It will appeal to both historians and scholars of nineteenth century and contemporary literature. Specifically scholars working on subaltern theory, feminist theory, indigenous cultures, anticolonial resistance, and the Global South will find this book particularly relevant.


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Pages : 64 pages
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ISBN 10 : OCLC:222593095
Pages : 122 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781442692220
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Narratology PDF Full Free by Mieke Bal and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2009-05-23 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since its first publication in English in 1985, Mieke Bal's Narratology has become the international classic and comprehensive introduction to the theory of narrative texts. Narratology is a systematic account of narrative techniques, methods, their transmission, and reception, in which Bal distills years of study of the ways in which we understand both literary and non-literary works. In this third edition, Bal updates the book to include more analysis of film narratives while also sharpening and tightening her language to make it the most readable and student-friendly edition to date. Bal also introduces new sections that treat and clarify several modernist texts that pose narratological challenges. With changes prompted by ten years of feedback from scholars and teachers, Narratology remains the most important contribution to the study of the way narratives work, are formed, and are received.


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ISBN 10 : 9781137531070
Pages : 130 pages
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Download Language Racism PDF Full Free by J. Weber and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-05-15 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book discusses a new breed of racism, namely language racism, which is spreading both in the USA and in Europe, as well as other parts of the world. The book is a manifesto promoting a more positive view of linguistic and cultural diversity.


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Encyclopedia of African Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9781134582228
Pages : 648 pages
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Download Encyclopedia of African Literature PDF Full Free by Simon Gikandi and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2003-09-02 with total page 648 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most comprehensive reference work on African literature to date, this book covers all the key historical and cultural issues in the field. The Encyclopedia contains over 600 entries covering criticism and theory, African literature's development as a field of scholarship, and studies of established and lesser-known writers and their texts. While the greatest proportion of literary work in Africa has been a product of the twentieth century, the Encyclopedia also covers the literature back to the earliest eras of story-telling and oral transmission, making this a unique and valuable resource for those studying social sciences as well as humanities. This work includes cross-references, suggestions for further reading, and a comprehensive index.


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Encyclopedia of the Literature of Empire

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ISBN 10 : 9781438119069
Pages : 481 pages
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Download Encyclopedia of the Literature of Empire PDF Full Free by Mary Ellen Snodgrass and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2010 with total page 481 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the world's greatest literature about empires and imperialism, including more than 200 entries on writers, classic works, themes, and concepts.


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The Companion to African Literatures

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0253336333
Pages : 322 pages
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Download The Companion to African Literatures PDF Full Free by G. D.. Killam and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 322 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.