Eastern African Literatures

Author: Russell West-Pavlov
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198745729
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The book offers an overview of Eastern African writing in English since the mid-twentieth century. It shows how proximate modes of literary communication, arising out of residual but vibrant traditions of oral communication, blend with contemporary media to produce hybrid genres of proximity specific to Eastern African literary production.

Emerging Trends In Eastern African Literatures And Cultures

Author: Susanne Gehrmann
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ISBN: 9783962031404
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This book volume engages the emergent ways and exercises of world-making in eastern African literatures and cultures. It also includes how the world comes to eastern Africa as well as how eastern Africa speaks to the world. Writers within the region have come up with novel commentaries on diverse social issues. Artists and other users have invented new forms of expression through digitalization. The structure and content of this literature and cultural conversations, in line with modernity, has exhibited a fluidity that calls for the critical appraisal carried out in this book. Therefore, this book volume centralises the emergence of new patterns of engagement in the literatures and cultures of the region. Taking cue from the cultural transformations, technological advancements and political influences, the volume raises questions on politics, conflict and war, and the evolving genres and canon. The book crosses language barriers beyond English and includes critical attention to texts written in the Swahili and French languages. The chapters aim to give a broad overview of the writings and cultural expressions in the eastern African region, including novels, films, short stories, theatre, poetry, oral, and digital performances. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: An Overview of Trends in Eastern African Literatures and Cultures Oduor Obura Part One: The Evolving Literary Canon Literary Disruptions of the Ugandan Canon in Selected Ugandan Short Stories Edgar Nabutanyi A Discipline under Siege: Interrogating the Place of Literature in English in the Secondary School Curriculum in Tanzania Obala Musumba Cartographies of Killing: Transnational Drones in Eye in the Sky Jana Fedtke Performing in the Cyber Space: The Online Mchongoano Battles Kimingichi Wabende Mobile Phones in the Public Space: Communication as Contextual Cultural Practice in Kenya James Ogone Part Two: Conflict, Politics, and War Narrating Violence in Burundian Genocide and Civil War Literat

Recalibrations Of Childhoods In Eastern African Literatures And Cultures

Author: Tony Laban Oduor
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The idea of critical childhood studies is a relatively young disciplinary undertaking in eastern Africa. And so, a lot of inquiries have not been carried out. This field is a potential important socio-political marker, among others, of some narratives, that have emerged out of eastern Africa. Towards this end, my research seeks out an archaeology of childhood in eastern Africa. There is a monochromatic hue which has often painted the eastern African childhood. This broad stroke portrays the childhood as characterized by want. The image of the eastern African childhood is composed in terms of the war-child, poverty, disease-ridden, and aid-begging. The pitfall of this consciousness is that it erases a differentiated and pluralist nature of the eastern African childhood. Therefore, I hypothesise that childhood is a discourse from which institutional vectors become conduits of certain statement-making both process-wise and content-wise. As such a critical childhood study is a theatre of staging and unearthing its joys, tribulations ...

Eastern Kenya And Its Invaders

Author: William Robert Ochieng'
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Journal Of Eastern African Research And Development

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Research In African Literatures

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Library Of Congress Subject Headings

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Journal Of Eastern African Research Development

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Library Of Congress Subject Headings

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Southern African Literatures

Author: Michael Chapman
Editor: University of Kwazulu Natal Press
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Southern African Literatures is a major study of the work of writers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Mozambique and Namibia, written at a time of crucial change in the subcontinent. It covers a wide range of work from the storytelling of stone-age Bushmen to modern writing by renowned figures such as Es'kia Mphahlele, Nadine Gordimer and AndrÃ?Â?Ã?Â(c) Brink, encompassing traditional, popular and elite writing; literature in translation; and case studies based on topical issues. Michael Chapman argues that literary history in the southern African region is best based on a comparative method which, while respecting differences of language, race and social circumstance, seeks cultural interchange including "translations" of experience across linguistic and ethnic borders. Instead of perpetuating division, the study examines points of common reference, as it asks what makes a literary culture. Who are to be regarded as major and minor authors? What are the strengths and limitations of local and international perspectives? Should literature in today's southern Africa be confined to the art forms of poems, plays and fiction? The author seeks to answer these questions - vital to all literary discussion - in the volatile context of recent southern African history, in a style accessible to the general reader. The study is republished with a revised Preface, in which the author considers the sometimes heated debates that accompanied the book's initial appearance. Southern African Literatures, in 2000, was awarded the premier Bill Venter Prize for academic literature in South Africa.

Four African Literatures Xhosa Sotho Zulu Amharic

Author: Albert S. Gérard
Editor: Berkeley : University of California Press
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African Literatures In The 20th Century

Author: Leonard S. Klein
Editor: Burns & Oates
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Covers the literatures of Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malagasy, Malawi, Mali, Mauritia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Reunion, Sao Tome, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Upper Volta, Zaire, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, and authors such as Mohammed Dib, Mouloud Feraoun, Kateb Yacine, Mouloud Mammeri, Jose Luandino Vieira, Mongo Beti, Ferdinand Oyono, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Taha Husayn, Yusuf Idris, Najib Mahfuz, Lenrie Peters, Ayi Kwei Armah, Kofi Awoonor, Camara Laye, Bernard Binlin Dadie, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Thomas Mofolo, Chinua Achebe, John Pepper Clark, Cyprian Ekwensi, Gabriel Okara, Christopher Okigbo, Wole Soyinka, Amos Tutuola, Birago Diop, Ousmane Sembene, Leopold Sedar Senghor, Nuruddin Farah, Peter Abrahams, Dennis Brutus, Roy Campbell, Athol Fugard, Nadine Gordimer, Alex La Guma, Sarah Gertrude Millin, Ezekiel (Es'kia) Mphalele, Alan Paton, William Plomer, Olive Schreiner, Pauline Smith, Shaaban Robert and Okot p'Bitek.

East African Literature

Author: J. K. S. Makokha
Editor: Logos Verlag Berlin
ISBN: 9783832528164
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East African Literature: Essays on Written and Oral Traditions is a wide-ranging collection of essays by seasoned and younger literary critics based in universities across the eastern region of Africa. The contributors offer illuminating criticism on issues of gender, sexuality, historiography, stylistics and narratology in representative works by writers such as: Ngugi, Okot p'Bitek, Julius Ocwinyo, Goretti Kyomuhendo, Ebrahim Hussein, Ben Mtobwa, M. G. Vassanji, Elieshi Lema, Rebeka Njau, Kyallo Wadi Wamitila, Ken Walibora, Katini Mwachofi, Margaret Ogola, Jared Angira, Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin, Dagniachew Worku and Nuruddin Farah. Transcribed works by popular oral artists working in major vernacular languages across the region have also been examined. Several essays offer critical perspectives on stylistic trends and thematics in Kenyan, Tanzanian, Somalian and Djiboutian drama. Read collectively, these critical essays expand the field of East African literary thought at the levels of criticism, texts and issues. Fresh analyses underpinned by a number of theoretical frameworks are conducted on scriptural and oral texts by established and emergent writers. The result is a panorama of East African literature from the turn of the century to the present moment. The book breaks new ground by expanding the conventional meaning of East Africa to include not only Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania but also Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti.

Southern African Literature

Author: Stephen Gray
Editor: David Philip Publishers
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Uhuru S Fire

Author: Adrian Roscoe
Editor: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521290890
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First published in 1977, this is an eminently readable introduction to contemporary literature in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. The author examines work in verse, prose and drama, and discusses vernacular language problems, the role of oral literature and tradition and the varied responses to the struggle for freedom and its achievement. He argues that African literature is achieving its own inner dynamic, revealing a rapid spread of influences from one side of the continent to the other and a decrease in influences from the Western world. Part of his argument is based on a discussion of authors not yet known outside East and Central Africa, but whose works shows signs of great promise and originality. Dr Roscoe has close personal knowledge of many of the authors he discusses, as he has worked in East and Central African universities throughout the period of the literary awakening he discusses.

Accessions List Eastern Africa

Author: Library of Congress. Library of Congress Office, Nairobi, Kenya
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Number 6 includes cumulative main and added entry index for the monographs listed in that year.

New Approaches To African Literature

Author: John A. Ramsaran
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Black African Literature In English 1982 1986

Author: Bernth Lindfors
Editor: London ; New York : Hans Zell Publishers
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This bibliographic work is a continuation of the highly acclaimed earlier volumes compiled by Bernth Lindfors. Containing about 10,000 entries, some of which are annotated to identify the authors discussed, it covers books, periodical articles, papers in edited collections and selective coverage of other relevant sources.