West African literatures : ways of reading /

Main Author: Newell, Stephanie, 1968-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Oxford studies in postcolonial literatures in English
Table of Contents:
  • Where is West Africa?
  • Negritude
  • Facing East: Islam and Identity in West African Literature
  • Oral Literatures
  • Lost and Found in Translation
  • Things Fall Apart: Presence and Palimpsest in the ColonialScape
  • Popular Literature
  • Griots with Pens in their Hands: Literary Experiments with Oral Genres, 1960s1990s
  • Feminism and the Complex Space of Womens Writing
  • Marxism and West African Literature
  • The Three Posts: Postmodernism, Poststructuralism, Postcolonialism
  • Experimental Writing by the Third Generation
  • Queering West African Gender Theory: Calixthe Beyala, Werewere Liking and Vronique Tadjo
  • Conclusion: West Africa in Postcolonial Theory.