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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 315–337.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Maureen Moynagh This essay considers the child-soldier figure in contemporary African fiction as a vehicle for a critique of modernity as a particular time consciousness and of its attendant geopolitics. In the work of novelists Ahmadou Kourouma, Chris Abani, Abdourahman Waberi, and others...
Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 227–242.
Published: 01 June 2004
... and African Consciousness . Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1998 . Kourouma, Ahmadou. Allah n'est pas obligé . Paris: Seuil, 2000 . ____. En attendant le vote des betes sauvages . Paris: Seuil, 1998 . Laye, Camara. L'enfant noir . Paris: Plon, 1953 . Lionnet, Francoise...
Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2000
... of the ruler. (Clapham 250) Where the state is at best a shadow, we might expect African fiction to feature nonfictive subnational communities to which some readers could actually say they belonged. Ahmadou Kourouma’s The Suns of Independence, for instance, fea- tures two fictive West African...