Africa Readings in African Popular Fiction

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Readings in African Popular Fiction

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9780852555644: Readings in 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.BR> 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 in association with the International African Institute North America: Indiana U Press

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Stephanie Newell is Smuts Memorial Research Fellow in African Studies at the University of Cambridge. She is author of Literary Culture in Colonial Ghana (just approved for IUP co-pub with Manchester UP), Ghanaian Popular Fiction (Currey; Ohio, 2000), and editor of Images of African and Caribbean Women: Migration, Displacement, Diaspora (Centre for Commonwealth Studies, 1996), Images of African Women: The Gender Problematic (Centre for Commonweatlh Studies, 1995), and Writing African Women: Gender, Popular Culture, and Literature in West Africa (Zed Books, 1997).

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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 in 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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