Postcolonial Criticism and Representations of African Dictatorship: The Aesthetics of Tyranny, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Postcolonial Criticism and Representations of African Dictatorship

The Aesthetics of Tyranny, 1st Edition

By Cecile Bishop

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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

Subject Categories

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
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POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism