Landscaping Postcoloniality. The Dissemination of Cameroon Anglophone Literature: The Dissemination of Cameroon Anglophone Literature

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African Books Collective, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 174 pages
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This is a foundational text on the production and dissemination of Anglophone Cameroon literature. The Republic of Cameroon is a bilingual country with English and French as the official languages. Ashuntantang shows that the pattern of production and dissemination of Anglophone Cameroon literature is not only framed by the minority status of English and English-speaking Cameroonians within the Republic of Cameroon, but is also a reflection of a postcolonial reality in Africa where mostly African literary texts published by western multi-national corporations are assured wide international accessibility and readership. This book establishes that in spite of these setbacks, Anglophone Cameroon writers have produced a corpus of work that has enriched the genres of prose, poetry and drama, and that these texts deserve a wider readership.
 

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Contents

Reversing Babel English in Anglophone Cameroon
1
The Dissemination of African Literature and Canon Formation
24
The Book Chain and Anglophone Cameroon Literature
49
Anglophone Cameroon Literature A Brief Overview
88
Conclusion
130
Endnotes
136
Works Cited
138
Anglophone Cameroon Literature A Comprehensive Bibliography of Primary Texts and Selected Criticism
148
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