Ghanaian Popular Fiction
Title Details

192 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

10 b/w. 10 line. Illustrations

Series: Western African Studies

Imprint: James Currey

Ghanaian Popular Fiction

'Thrilling Discoveries in Conjugal Life' and Other Tales

by Stephanie Newell

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This is a study of the unofficial side of African fiction.
Stephanie Newell's book reveals the undocumented writing, publishing and reading of pamphlets and paperbacks which exist outside of mainstream mass-production in Ghana. Gender relations are a dominant theme in the stories which explore and symbolically resolve commonly held pre-occupations about marriage, money and manhood.

North America: Ohio U Press
"Fascinating ... Like most good critical works, it kindles interest in its subject, and for this alone Ghanaian Popular Fiction deserves praise. More than that, it is a perceptive study which has made a significant advance in its field" James Copnall, THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
"This is an intriguing examination of Ghana's popular fiction stretching back to the 1930s." Guy Arnold, WEST AFRICA
"... this superb detailed study..." Gareth Griffiths, ARAS
"Stephanie Newell breaks new conceptual and analytic ground in this first book-length study of the English language popular literary expression and production in Ghana... Newell's Ghanaian Popular Fiction is the definitive book-length work on West African popular literary expression that we have long been waiting for. Its nuanced theorization and analytic multi-dimensionality should stimulate fresh departures from know-it-all theoretical orthodoxy and open new lines of research into what really is going on culturally within the postcolonial contact zone." Kwaku Larbi Korang, INTERVENTIONS

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9780852555569

January 2000

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Title Details

192 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

10 b/w. 10 line. Illustrations

Series: Western African Studies

Imprint: James Currey