Strategies of Representation in Auto/biography

Reconstructing and Remembering

Editors: Hove, M., Masemola, Kgomotso (Eds.)

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This book investigates how selves are represented and reconstructed in selected auto/biographies in African literary discourse and examines how this relates to issues of identity, nation and history.

About the authors

Maurice Taonezvi Vambe, University of South Africa Tasiyana D. Javangwe, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe Nonhlanhla Dhlamini, University of Swaziland Arthur P.T. Makanda, Assistant Commissioner in the Zimbabwe Republic Police Murenga Joseph Chikowero, University of Wisconsin, USA Anna Chitando, Zimbabwe Open University Charles Pfukwa, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe

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"The contributors all are from southern Africa ably deploy both autobiographical and postcolonial theory in their analyses. Most also include sufficient political/sociological context to enable readers unfamiliar with this history to grasp the key critiques." - CHOICE


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hove, Muchativugwa (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Fictions of Autobiographical Representations: Joshua Nkomo’s

    Vambe, Maurice Taonezvi

    Pages 4-23

  • Memory, Gender and Narration: Reconstruction of Subjectivity in Makeba’s

    Dhlamini, Nonhlanhla

    Pages 24-35

  • Imagining the Nation: Autobiography, Memoir, History or Fiction in Peter Godwin’s Writings

    Hove, Muchativugwa Liberty

    Pages 36-59

  • Denomi/Nation: Envisioning Possibilities of Reconstructing an Alternative Zimbabwe in Muzorewa’s

    Javangwe, Tasiyana D.

    Pages 60-77

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Hardcover $90.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strategies of Representation in Auto/biography
Book Subtitle
Reconstructing and Remembering
Editors
  • M. Hove
  • Kgomotso Masemola
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34033-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137340337
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34032-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 186
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