Mapping Intersections: African Literature and Africa's Development
This book takes on the challenge: What roles can and should African literature play in Africa's development? From a variety of critical stances and perspectives, the concepts of "literature" and of "development" are theorized, to include and extend beyond inherited concepts and boundaries in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, and thus, to engage peoples' everyday life experiences.
Approaches to the question of Africa's literature and its development range from African feminism or feminist practices, to the economics and politics of public access to knowledge, information and literature, to communication networks and use of African languages in national education policies.
Twenty essays constitute the volume's four parts which focus on:
The structure of this volume is encompassed by two roundtable transcriptions with writers and critics for whom African literature and Africa's development is part of a larger struggle to create new space in which to thrive and envision new life, inside and outside the academy.
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Its Role in Development
Women And Books
Educational and Linguistic Constraints on the Development
A Personal Experience
African Little Magazines
Radio and Development
Exile Writing and the Struggle for Liberation
Progression in the Works
Soyinkas Satiric Development And Maturity
The Mother Figure Situated Within Contemporary
Comment peuton etre Africain?
On Cultural Sovereignty
Putting Africa into the Curriculum through African