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West African Literatures

Ways of Reading (Oxford Studies in Postcolonial Literature)

by Stephanie Newell

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages284
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Open LibraryOL7404719M
ISBN 100199273979
ISBN 109780199273973

Buy West African Literatures: Ways of Reading (Oxford Studies in Postcolonial Literature) (OXFORD STUDIES IN POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURES) by Newell, Stephanie (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. African literature, the body of traditional oral and written literatures in Afro-Asiatic and African languages together with works written by Africans in European ional written literature, which is limited to a smaller geographic area than is oral literature, is most characteristic of those sub-Saharan cultures that have participated in the cultures of the Mediterranean.

  So far, Cassava Republic has published eight books in the United States, including children’s books, crime novels and literary fiction, a nonfiction book about the West African . African literature written in English is not only a literature of great variety and power -- it is also a literature of world importance, entitled to the most detailed and advanced linguistic and stylistic analysis. The essays gathered together in this book meet that demand by scrutinizing the language structures and narrative conventions used by some of the most prominent authors on the 5/5(1).

West African Literatures provides students with fresh, in-depth perspectives on the key debates in the field. The aim of this book is not to provide an authoritative, encyclopedic account, but to consider a selection of the region's literatures in relation to prevailing discussions about literature and . Book Description: The comprehensive account of the development of African literature from its beginnings in oral tradition to its contemporary expression in the writings of Africans in various African and European languages provides insight, both broad and deep, into the Black intellect.


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West African Literatures by Stephanie Newell Download PDF EPUB FB2

About the Author. Stephanie Newell is Reader in English Literature at the University of Sussex. Her research interests include West African literature, African newspaper culture, African readerships, and postcolonial theory.

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Intended to provide help for those interested in studying West African literature, this book is divided into three parts.

Part One provides background information: the various African oral traditions are discussed, related to the way of life of the people, and examined for the extent to which they form the basis of present West African literary works.

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The roots of English-language literature in West Africa may be traced to the formation of various cultures in reaction to external contacts during successive overlapping historical periods.

The literary traditions of the region have been shaped by these interlocking cultural histories, just as the cultural identities of the region are products of its many-layered by: 3. For example, literature in English is the subject of five chapters, and French the subject of three, while literature in Portuguese is confined to a single chapter.

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