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Negotiating Afropolitanism : essays on borders and spaces in contemporary African literature and folklore / edited by Jennifer Wawrzinek and J.K.S. Makokha.

Publication:
Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2011.
Series:
Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft; 146.
Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft
Format/Description:
Book
371 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
African literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Politics and literature -- Africa.
Contents:
On Afropolitanism / Simon Gikandi
In the spirit of Afropolitanism / J.K.S. Makokha
Border crossings, precarity, syncretism. Afropolitanism and erudition in Francophone African novels, 1994-2000 / Sim Kilosho Kabale ; Precarity and picaresque in contemporary Nigerian prse : an exemplary reading of Ben Okri's The famished road / Jens Frederic Elze-Volland ; Border crossing through myth-making : the unbarred muse in selected Nigerian literature / Sola Ogunbayo ; Syncretic worldviews in Wole Soyinka's The interpreters / Fella Benabed
Dissidence, absence, transgression. Dogs and dissidents at the border : narrative outbreak in Patrice Nganang's Temps de Chien / Catherine Kroll ; Addressing the absent other in J.M. Coetzee's Age of iron / Jennifer Wawrzinek ; Nearly ending the world the African way : Pepetela's suspension of capital's frontiers and flows in O quase fim do mundo / Phillip Rothwell ; A post-modern on the postmodern : conflict and corporeality in Nuruddin Farah's Links / John E. Masterson ; Sociology/matriology in Maghreb writing : space and feminine transgression in Fanon's Sociologie d'une révolution and Chraibi's La civilisation, ma mere! / Russell West-Pavlov
Unhomeliness, diasporic narration, heterotopia. Negotiating dislocated identities in the space of post-colonial chaos : Goretti Kyomuhendo's Waiting / Emilia Ilieva and Lennox Odiemo-Munara ; No place to call home : citizenship and belonging in M.G. Vassanji's The in-between world of Vikram Lall / Nadini Iyer ; Weaving exilic narratives : homodiegetic narration and postcolonial translocation in Abdulrazak Gurnah's Admiring Silence / Remmy Shiundu Barasa and J.K.S. Makokha ; Between diasporic identity and agency : versions of the pastoral in Gurnah's Pilgrams way and Mahjoub's Navigation of a rainmaker / Maria Jesus Cabarcos Traseira ; Locating cultural ambivalence and afropolitanism : Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam as heterotopia in the fiction of Dawood and Vassanji / Godwin Siundu
Language, borders, spaces. Across the language border : the case of bilingual writers in Tanzania / Mikhail Gromov ; Sheng literature in Kenya : socio-linguistic borders and spaces in popular poetry / Alina N. Rinkanya ; "Na hawa watu lazima wakuwe serious!" : FM radio spaces and folkloric performance of cosmopolitan identities in Kenya / Mbugua wa Mungai ; Empire speaks back : authenticity, folk voices and re-presentation of across in Gikutu radio narratives / Michael Wainaina.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Wawrzinek, Jennifer.
Makokha, J. K. S.
ISBN:
9789042032224 (hardback)
9042032227 (hardback)
9789042032231 (e-ISBN)
9042032235 (e-ISBN)
OCLC:
701240103
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