ALT 22 Exile and African Literature
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160 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

Series: African Literature Today

Imprint: James Currey

ALT 22 Exile and African Literature

Edited by Eldred Jones

by Marjorie Jones

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This volume explores the recurring theme of exile in African literature, both as physical and mental alienation. It focuses on the writings of Dambudzo Marechera, Bessie Head, Dennis Brutus, Ayi Kwei Armah, John Munonye, CatherineAcholonu and Buchi Emecheta.
This volume explores the recurring theme of exile in African literature, both as physical and mental alienation. It focuses on the writings of Dambudzo Marechera, Bessie Head, Dennis Brutus, Ayi Kwei Armah, John Munonye, CatherineAcholonu and Buchi Emecheta.

North America: Africa World Press
"The concept of exile proves to be elastic, capable of covering political expulsion from the nation, region or language of one's birth, to economically enforced migration, to an inner kind of exile from one's self and surroundings more or less synonymous with psychological alienation and social anomie...one of the most admirable features of this volume and its precursors in the African Literature Today series (edited diligently by Eldred Jones over the last thirty years or so), is its promotion of African literature on the continent, and of writers who have not found their way into some readily assimilable academic niche of postcolonial world literature in English." Simon Lewis, H-Net Africa

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9780852555224

January 2000

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Title Details

160 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

Series: African Literature Today

Imprint: James Currey