Spheres Public and Private: Western Genres in African Literature

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Gordon Collier
Rodopi, 2011 - Literary Collections - 712 pages
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Table of ContentsThe Editor: Prefatory NoteOverviewsWumi Raji: Imagined Transformation: Notes on a Postcolonialism of African LiteratureSola Afolayan: African Literature: A Showcase for Africa¿s Leadership ProblemsNelson O. Fashina: Lit-Orature Development, World Peace, and the Challenges of Literary Theory/CriticismArinpe Adejumo: Thematization and Perspectivization of Conflict in Selected Yorùbá Literary GenresPoetryUdu Yakubu: Paths of Revolutionary Contestation: Wole Soyinka¿s Poetry and the Dialectic of Liberal HumanismSule E. Egya: The Aesthetic of Rage in Recent Nigerian Poetry in English: Olu Oguibe and Ogaga IfowodoOgaga Okuyade: The Cumulative Neglect of Collective Responsibility: Postcoloniality, Ecology and the Niger Deltascape in the Poetry of Tanure OjaideReuben Makayiko Chirambo: ¿Vipers Who Minute Our Twitches¿: Psychopaths That Served Banda¿s Malawian Dictatorship in Jack Mapanje¿s Prison PoetryGordon S.K. Adisa: Bringing Hinduism to Bear on the Ghanaian Situation: Ladé Wosornu¿s Artistry as a Call for Spiritual RenewalKenneth Usongo: Cultural Identity and Literature: A Study of Okot p¿Bitek¿s Song of LawinoFictionAugustine H. Asaah: Towards the Retrieval of the Lost Voice: Contestation and Reclamation of Discourse in Half a Century of African Women¿s Europhone FictionAyo Kehinde: Rulers Against Writers, Writers Against Rulers: The Failed Promise of the Public Sphere in Postcolonial Nigerian FictionFrançoise Ugochukwu: A Lingering Nightmare: Achebe, Ofoegbu, and Adichie on BiafraBabatunde Ayeleru: Where is the Text? Chinua Achebe¿s Things Fall ApartAkin Odebunmi & K.K. Olaniyan: Perspectivization in Fiction: A Deictic Study of Wole Soyinka¿s AkéJude Agho & Ayodele Bamidele: On the Threshold of Combat Poetics: The Novels of Festus IyayiSenayon Olaoluwa: Contentious Absolutism: The Public Sphere and the Imperative of Circumvention in Ngugi¿s Wizard of the CrowNick Mdika Tembo: Subversion and the Carnivalesque: Images of Resistance in Ngugi wa Thiong¿o¿s Wizard of the CrowJoseph Nsiah & Charles Marfo: What¿s In a Title? A Reading of Amma Darko¿s The HousemaidTracey Watts: The Problems of Perspective in Mongo Beti¿s The Poor Christ of BombaOde Ogede: Epistolarity as Ethnography of Rebellion (or Alienation): Western Education and Its After-Effects on the Female Subject in Mariama B'¿s So Long a LetterMasood Ashraf Raja: Ousmane Sembène¿s God¿s Bits of Wood: The Anatomy of a Strike and the Ideologeme of SolidarityLifongo Vetinde: Sex, Power, and Community in Ousmane Sembène¿s Véhi-CiosaneJoanna Boampong: Contesting the Religious Civilizing Mission of Empire in Hispanophone African LiteratureTheatreMabel I.E. Evwierhoma: Pastoral Verbal Performance and Visual Aesthetics: Brother Jero¿s Cape as SignWumi Raji: ¿Not a girl to meet every day¿: Feminist Identity Transformation in Ama Ata Aidoo¿s AnowaAdemola O. Dasylva: Playing With History, Playing With Words: Ngugi and Mugo¿s The Trial of Dedan KimathiKola Eke: The 'Inside¿ Wife and the 'Outside¿ Wives in Ahmed Yerima¿s The SistersEmmanuel N. Ngwang: Arrah¿s Existential Dilemma: A Study of Anne Tanyi¿Tang¿s ArrahBusuyi Mekusi: Sameness Within Difference: Blurring 'Self¿ and 'Other¿ ¿ Liminality in Zakes Mda¿s The Bells of AmersfoortCreative WritingSam Raiti Mtamba: Areas of Shade, Areas of Darkness: Poems and StoriesEdgar Lake: Tribute to SalihTracie Utoh¿Ezeajugh: Out of the Masks ¿ A PlayReviewsAyo Kehinde: A Literary Critic¿s AppraisalBrian C. Smithson: An Overlooked MediumCristina Boscolo: Rekindling MemoryIzuu Nwankwo: An Alternative Cinema for the PeopleBooks ReceivedBiographical NotesNotes for Contributors

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