African Literature Products

  • Toward an Animist Reading of Postcolonial Trauma Literature

    Reading Beyond the Single Subject, 1st Edition

    By Jay Rajiva

    This book uses the conceptual framework of animism, the belief in the spiritual qualities of nonhuman matter, to analyze representations of trauma in postcolonial fiction from Nigeria and India. Toward an Animist Reading of Postcolonial Trauma Literature initiates a conversation between…

    Hardback – 2020-07-01 
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • The Music in African American Fiction

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert H. Cataliotti

    Originally published in 1995, The Music of African American Fiction is a historical analysis of the tradition of representing music in African American fiction. The book examines the impact of evolving musical styles and innovative musicians on black culture as is manifested in the literature. The…

    Paperback – 2020-05-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: African American Literature

  • Black Writers Abroad

    A Study of Black American Writers in Europe and Africa, 1st Edition

    By Robert Coles

    Originally published in 1999 Black Writers Abroad puts forward the theory that African American literature was born, partially within the context of a people and its writers who lived, for the most part, in slavery and bondage prior to the Civil War. It is an in-depth study of black American…

    Paperback – 2020-05-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: African American Literature

  • The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature

    Clothed in my Right Mind, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline K. Bryant

    Originally published in 1999 The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature looks at how stereotypical foremother figure exists in nineteenth century American literature. The book argues that older black woman portrayed in early black women’s works differs significantly from the older…

    Paperback – 2020-05-30 
    Routledge Library Editions: African American Literature

  • Routledge Handbook of Minority Discourses in African Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tanure Ojaide, Joyce Ashuntantang

    This handbook provides a critical overview of literature dealing with groups of people or regions that suffer marginalization within Africa. The contributors examine a multiplicity of minority discourses expressed in African literature, including those who are culturally, socially, politically,…

    Hardback – 2020-05-13 

  • Zoë Wicomb & the Translocal

    Writing Scotland & South Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kai Easton, Derek Attridge

    This is the first book on the fiction of Zoë Wicomb, a writer long at the forefront of the South African canon and whose international stature was firmly secured with the award of an inaugural Windham Campbell prize at Yale in 2013. It brings together interdisciplinary essays from the UK, USA,…

    Paperback – 2020-02-25
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • The Literary History of the Igbo Novel

    African Literature in African Languages, 1st Edition

    By Ernest N. Emenyonu

    This book looks at the trends in the development of the Igbo novel from its antecedents in oral performance, through the emergence of the first published novel, Omenuko, in 1933 by Pita Nwana, to the contemporary Igbo novel. Defining "Igbo literature" as literature in Igbo language, and "Igbo novel…

    Hardback – 2020-02-13
    Routledge African Studies

  • Women, Literature and Development in Africa

    2nd Edition

    By Anthonia C. Kalu

    This book is a powerful exploration of the role of women in the evolution of African thinking and narratives on development, from the precolonial period right through to the modern day. Whilst the book identifies women’s oppression and marginalization as significant challenges to contemporary…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19
    Rethinking Development

  • The Postcolonial Intellectual

    Ngugi wa Thiong�o in Context, 1st Edition

    By Oliver Lovesey

    Addressing a neglected dimension in postcolonial scholarship, Oliver Lovesey examines the figure of the postcolonial intellectual as repeatedly evoked by the fabled troika of Said, Spivak, and Bhabha and by members of the pan-African diaspora such as Cabral, Fanon, and James. Lovesey’s primary…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12

  • Post-Conflict Literature

    Human Rights, Peace, Justice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chris Andrews, Matt McGuire

    This book brings together a variety of perspectives to explore the role of literature in the aftermath of political conflict, studying the ways in which writers approach violent conflict and the equally important subject of peace. Essays put insights from Peace and Conflict Studies into dialog with…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10

  • Vulnerability and Security in Human Rights Literature and Visual Culture

    1st Edition

    By Alexandra Schultheis Moore

    This book responds to the failures of human rights—the way its institutions and norms reproduce geopolitical imbalances and social exclusions—through an analysis of how literary and visual culture can make visible human rights claims that are foreclosed in official discourses. Moore draws on…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10

  • Food and Foodways in African Narratives

    Community, Culture, and Heritage, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Highfield

    Food is a defining feature in every culture. Despite its very basic purpose of sustaining life, it directly impacts the community, culture and heritage in every region around the globe in countless seen and unseen ways, including the literature and narratives of each region. Across…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10

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