Routledge Handbook of Minority Discourses in African Literature

1st Edition

Tanure Ojaide, Joyce Ashuntantang

Routledge
May 13, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 432 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367368340 - CAT# 325477

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Summary

This handbook provides a critical overview of literature dealing with groups of people or regions that suffer marginalization within Africa.

The contributors examine a multiplicity of minority discourses expressed in African literature, including those who are culturally, socially, politically, religiously, economically and sexually marginalised in literary and artistic creations. Chapters and sections of the book are structured to identify major areas of minority articulation of their condition and strategies deployed against the repression, persecution, oppression, suppression, domination, and tyranny of the majority or dominant group.

Bringing together diverse perspectives to give a holistic representation of the African reality, this handbook is an important read for scholars and students of comparative and postcolonial literature and African Studies.

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