By M. Krishnan
Modern African Literature in English explores the contours of illustration in modern Anglophone African literature, drawing on a variety of authors together with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aminatta Forna, Brian Chikwava, Ngug? wa Thiong'o, Nuruddin Farah and Chris Abani.
Read or Download Contemporary African Literature in English: Global Locations, Postcolonial Identifications PDF
Similar african books
The 2 volumes of 'Understanding Civil battle' construct upon the realm Bank's past learn on clash and violence, relatively at the paintings of Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler, whose version of civil battle onset has sparked a lot dialogue at the courting among clash and improvement in what got here to be often called the 'greed' as opposed to 'grievance' debate.
Political id and Social switch builds upon the constructivist thought of political id to discover the social alterations that followed the tip of apartheid in South Africa. to realize a greater realizing of the way constructions of identification replaced in addition to the remainder of South Africa’s associations, Frueh analyzes 3 social and political conflicts: the Soweto uprisings of 1976, the reformist constitutional debates of 1983–1984, and post-apartheid crime.
Human African Trypaniosomiasis (HAT) or snoozing disease is an previous illness to be now regarded as reemergent. HAT is endemic in 36 sub-Saharan African nations, in parts the place tsetse flies are stumbled on. the general public future health value of HAT is underestimated, however the illness explanations serious social disruption in lots of rural components.
- Public Opinion, Democracy, and Market Reform in Africa
- Recovery from Armed Conflict in Developing Countries (Routledge Studies in Development Economics, 14)
- Development Aid and Sustainable Economic Growth in Africa: The Limits of Western and Chinese Engagements
- Egypt Awakening in the Early Twentieth Century: Mayy Ziyādah’s Intellectual Circles
- Development and Diffusionism: Looking Beyond Neopatrimonialism in Nigeria, 1962–1985
Additional resources for Contemporary African Literature in English: Global Locations, Postcolonial Identifications
36 The very myth of the individual subject, like the individual work of art, remains tied to a set of social and mutuallyconstitutive conditions of being. In attending to the worldliness of the text, then, we attend to the limits and fault lines within the work itself and its conditions of possibility. Recalling that ‘We have access in the west to a tiny proportion of the literary output of the rest of the world’ and that ‘we are often subliminally encouraged to read texts that do reach us in ways that flatter rather than challenge our preconceptions’,37 the challenge of foregrounding worldliness thus becomes one of recognizing when re-presentation becomes representation as a means only of confirming the already-known.
We’re looking for authenticity. There is no such thing as authenticity. 28 At the same time, however, Abani’s own status as an artist is not so straightforwardly held. According to Abani’s publicity materials, following the publication of his first novel, Masters of the Board (1984), the thenteenaged author was sentenced to prison for allegedly providing the blueprint, with the novel, for a failed coup against the Babangida government. Later, having been released from prison, the author would become involved in protest and political theatre, leading to a series of additional periods of imprisonment, including a stint in Nigeria’s notorious Kiri Kiri maximum security prison, and culminating in a death sentence for treason.
Arguing that Jameson’s typology of literature relies on categories so broad as to be meaningless and, through its focus on the novel form, presupposes its own ends, Ahmad’s response highlights the anxieties which such a denial of the individual commands. While his criticism of Jameson remains salient in the context of literary production, Ahmad, in his eagerness to recuperate a sense of individuality which Jameson denies, neglects the extent to which the very question of individuality remains fraught under the pressures of transnational reception.