Readings in African Popular Fiction
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216 Pages

23.4 x 21.5 cm

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Imprint: James Currey

Readings in African Popular Fiction

Edited by Stephanie Newell

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Draws together primary texts and a range of analytical perspectives on African popular fiction.
Broadening the view of what is considered to be African literature this text brings together examples from a wide range of African popular fiction and provides a useful reference tool for students.
Includes eight primary texts including examples from Drum magazine, Alex la Guma's Little Libby - the comic strips of the Adventures of Liberation Chabalala, and extracts from popular fiction novels, novellas and short stories.
Contributors also examine the social, political and economic contexts of popular narratives.

STEPHANIE NEWELL is now Professor of English at the University of Sussex
Contributors include: GRAHAM FURNISS, BRAIN LARKIN, DONATUS NWOGA, MISTY BASTIAN, ALAIN RICARD, RAOUL GRANQVISt, BERNTH LINDFORS, BODIL FOLKE FREDERIKSEN, J. ROGER KURTZ & ROBERT M. KURTZ, NICI NELSON, DOROTHY DRIVER, NJABULO NDEBELE, ROGER FIELD, SARAH NUTTALL

Published inassociation with the International African Institute
North America: Indiana U Press
"I know of no other book like this one and it provides an introduction to an extremely important but ignored cultural phenomenon...an important field of African writing that has been invisible for the most part in North America and Europe. The range of articles examining the reading practices of the majority of Africans on the continent forces a reconsideration of the idea of 'African literature'." Eileen Julien, Indiana University
"... this volume is essential reading not only for specialists in the field but for all those interested in African cultural life. It provides an invaluable sources of material for scholars, teachers and students of African literature as well as for a more general readership wishing to familiarise themselves with less widely known African popular texts, theory and criticism." Sue Kossew, ARAS
"This is a rich and intelligently conceived anthology... the examples presented here also challenge the usual paradigms now taken for granted in postcolonial studies, and demonstrate that 'subaltern voices' so often assumed to be silent or suppressed can be heard loud and clear if one cares to locate oneself outside Western academies and networks. -" C.L. Innes, University of Kent at Canterbury

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9780852555644

January 2002

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Title Details

216 Pages

2.34 x 2.15 cm

Series: Readings in...

Imprint: James Currey