Writing and Africa

1st Edition

Mpalive-Hangson Msiska, Paul Hyland

Routledge
Published April 16, 1997
Textbook - 320 Pages
ISBN 9780582214187 - CAT# Y159582
Series: Crosscurrents

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Summary

This volume reflects one of the new areas of English Studies as it broadens to take in non-western literatures, and places more emphasis on the contexts and broader notions of `writing'. In discussing writing from and about Africa, this collection touches on studies in black writing, colonialism and imperialism and cultural development in the third world. It begins by providing a historical introduction to the main regional traditions, and then builds on this to discuss major issues, such as oral tradition, the significance of `literature' as a western import, representations of Africa in western writing, African writing against colonialism and its themes and politics in a post-colonial world, popular writing and the representation of women.

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