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Contemporary African Literature in English

Global Locations, Postcolonial Identifications

Authors: Krishnan, M.

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Contemporary African Literature in English explores the contours of representation in contemporary Anglophone African literature, drawing on a wide range of authors including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aminatta Forna, Brian Chikwava, Ngug? wa Thiong'o, Nuruddin Farah and Chris Abani.

About the authors

Madhu Krishnan is Lecturer in 20th and 21st century Postcolonial Writing at the University of Bristol, UK. Her research considers the construction and dissemination of a transnational idea of Africa in contemporary African writing, with particular interests in representation, space and transnationality. She has published numerous articles on African literatures and postcolonial studies in journals including ARIEL, Research in African Literatures, CLIO and Journal of Commonwealth Literature.

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"Scholars of contemporary anglophone African fiction will be grateful to Madhu Krishnan for balancing close readings of a number of significant texts with careful attention to their conditions of publication and reception. Krishnan illuminates both the ethical and aesthetic concerns of important world writers and the conditions under which works marked as 'African' enter the world." - Andrew van der Vlies, Queen Mary University of London, UK

'...it address abroad range of issues and questions which shape the way that Africa is performed on a global stage, thus, highlighting the contradictions and continuities of transnational literary production.' - Pan African Studies


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Writing Africa in a Global Marketplace

    Krishnan, Madhu

    Pages 1-16

  • Ethics, Conflict and Re(-)presentation

    Krishnan, Madhu

    Pages 17-38

  • Race, Class and Performativity

    Krishnan, Madhu

    Pages 39-66

  • Gender and Representing the Unrepresentable

    Krishnan, Madhu

    Pages 67-95

  • Mythopoetics and Cultural Re-Creation

    Krishnan, Madhu

    Pages 96-129

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary African Literature in English
Book Subtitle
Global Locations, Postcolonial Identifications
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37833-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137378330
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37832-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47828-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 222
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