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Routledge Handbook of Minority Discourses in African Literature

Edited by: Tanure Ojaide , Joyce Ashuntantang

Print publication date:  May  2020
Online publication date:  April  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367368340
eBook ISBN: 9780429354229
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429354229
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Book description

This handbook provides a critical overview of literature dealing with groups of people or regions that suffer marginalization within Africa.

The contributors examine a multiplicity of minority discourses expressed in African literature, including those who are culturally, socially, politically, religiously, economically, and sexually marginalized in literary and artistic creations. Chapters and sections of the book are structured to identify major areas of minority articulation of their condition and strategies deployed against the repression, persecution, oppression, suppression, domination, and tyranny of the majority or dominant group.

Bringing together diverse perspectives to give a holistic representation of the African reality, this handbook is an important read for scholars and students of comparative and postcolonial literature and African studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Theory and Aesthetics of Minority Discourses in African Literature Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Amazigh/Berber Literature and “Literary Space” Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Negotiating the Global Literary Market Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Anglophone Cameroon Literature Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Niger Delta and its Minority Condition in Nigerian Writing Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Jola Verbal Arts of Casamance, Senegal, and the Gambia Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Negating Hegemony Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Of Pidgin, Nigerian Pidgin Poetry, and Minority Discourses Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Three Moments of Minor Afrikaans Literary Expression Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Swahili Literature as a Minority Discourse in African Literatures Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Becoming-Minoritarian Download PDF
Chapter  13:  A Reflection on Gender and Sexuality as Transnational Archive of African Modernity Download PDF
Chapter  14:  “Who do you Think you are, Woman?” Wangari Maathai Answers in Unbowed  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Representation of Women in Udje, an Urhobo Men’s-Only Oral Poetic Performance Genre Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Voices from the Margin Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Responding from the Fringe Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Odds against Eritrean Literature Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Minority Discourses and the Construction of Illicit Versions of Zimbabwean Nation-Ness in Ndebele Fiction in English Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Muse of History and the Literature of the Nigeria-Biafra War Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Children with Disabilities as Negotiators of Social Responsibility Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Beyond ‘Harmless Lunacy’ Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Mental Health, Minority Discourse and Tanure Ojaide’s Short Stories Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Not Yet Season of Blossom Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Afropolitan Literature as a Minority Discourse in Contemporary African Literature Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Tanella Boni’s Matins de Couvre-Feu  Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Futuristic Themes and Science Fiction in Modern African Literature Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Writing the Self Download PDF
Afterword Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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