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From the appearance of The Duty of Violence in 1968 to the present, Yambo Ouologuem has been one of Africa's most controversial writers. This volume gathers the most important essays on Ouologuem from critics on three continents, including Wole Soyinka, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Tunde Fatunde, Thomas Hale, Chris Dunton, Ann Elizabeth Willey, and Eric Sellin. It also includes the first interview with Yambo Ouologuem since he went into seclusion in the mid-1970's, Christopher Wise's "In Search of Yambo Ouologuem," as well as interviews with Umarian Tidjaniyya figures in Wise's "Yambo Ouologuem Among the Tidjaniyya" and "Interview With Al Hajj Sekou Tall."
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"[A]n essential source for the study of the reception of Ouologuem ...[T]he concluding accounts of Wise's own research in the field make this volume indispensable for future discussion of Ouologuem and open the path for innovative in vivo research into African writing."-- George Lang, Research in African Literatures
"By going through the text's frequent Arabic references, Wise has produced a mind-expanding reading of [The Duty of Violence] as a tale about the suffering of the negraille ["black-rabble"]- at the hands of their African oppressors." --Harold Braswell, The New Republic
"Wise renders an important service by bringing together a dozen articles and several recent interviews on the work of this Malian (West African) francophone... Recommended for all college and university collections supporting studies of African, African American, and postcolonial literature." -- K. Tölöyan, Choice
"With this book, Wise wanted to locate Ouologuem's reception more squarely within the context of African concerns, sweeping aside the concerns of European critics. He has done this to an impressive degree ..." -- Robert P. Smith, World Literature Today
"Not only does Wise allow the veteran scholar as well as the student a wide sampling of essays to review, but he also encourages both types of reader to ponder different perspectives."-- Glen Bush, African Studies Review
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Book Description Lynne Rienner Pub, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0894108611
Book Description Lynne Rienner Pub, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110894108611