1st Edition

Postcolonial Criticism and Representations of African Dictatorship
The Aesthetics of Tyranny

ISBN 9780367601355
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
136 Pages

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Book Description

This book provides an understanding of the kind of work that representations of African dictatorship do. It explores the contradictions that arise from postcolonial critics' simultaneous investment in aesthetics and in politics.

Table of Contents

Introduction: African Dictators and Postcolonial Critics 1. Two Readings of Henri Lopes's Le Pleurer-rire 2. The Truth about Amin' 3. Achille Mbembe and the Disorder of Discourse 4. Conclusion

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