1-20 of 209 Search Results for

African literature

Follow your search
Access your saved searches in your account

Would you like to receive an alert when new items match your search?
×Close Modal
Sort by
Journal Article
Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 264–278.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Possibilities of Transformation within the Capitalist World Economy.” African Studies Review 17 ( 1974 ): 1 –26. Afkican Literature, Modernism, and the Problem ofPolitica1 Subjectivity NICHOLAS BROWN What does it mean to talk about the politics of form? In...
Journal Article
Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
... commitments of lived imperial and/or nationalist politics. In the context of African literature specifically, the essay also offers a new through-line connecting key liberation-era fiction (e.g., Charles Mungoshi, Dambudzo Marechera) with some of its current transnational successor texts (e.g., NoViolet...
Journal Article
Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 437–442.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of court, and then published Randall's novel—it misstated the political nature of parody to achieve a legal benefit. By sharpening the definition of parody to include the trope of irony, I demarcate the fine line separating African American literature's historic attacks on racial stereotypes from...
Journal Article
Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 317–321.
Published: 01 August 2015
... accrued a respectable body of criticism. Yet established scholarly paradigms have trained us to read them within and against the structures of nationalist anticolonial narratives. Andrade defamiliarizes this landscape by illuminating the pillars on which the historiography of African literature has been...
Journal Article
Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
... -69. Harrow , Ken . Thresholds of Change in African Literature . Portsmouth: Heinemann, 1994 . Julien , Eileen . “Rape, Repression, and Narrative Form in Le Devoir de violence and La Vie et demie.” Rape and Representation . Ed. Higgins Lynn and Silver Brenda. New York: Columbia UP...
Journal Article
Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 14–16.
Published: 01 May 2011
... organizing structure of fiction. The result has been the tendency to assume a substantial connection between cultural geography and the novel. Yet rubrics such as West African literature are deceptive because they assume significant differ- ences between regions. The presence of a large English-speaking...
Journal Article
Novel (1 May 2002) 36 (1): 5–25.
Published: 01 May 2002
...: Harvard UP, 1993 . Harding , Sandra . Whose Science? Whose Knowledge?: Thinking From Women’s Lives . Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1991 . Irele , Abiola . The African Imagination: Literature in Africa and the Black Diaspora . New York: Oxford UP, 2001 . Johnson , Samuel . The History...
Journal Article
Novel (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 277–302.
Published: 01 November 2004
... as an Embedded Narrative in Mbulelo Mzamane’s Short Stories.” Research in African Literatures 31 ( 2000 ): 29 –48. Martin , Denis-Constant . “Cape Town’s Coon Carnival.” Senses of Culture: South African Culture Studies . Ed. Sarah Nuttall and Cheryl-Ann Michael. Oxford: Oxford UP...
Journal Article
Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
... restoration, Arango keeps at bay a widely discussed alternative that confronted former veterans like Khadim: many veterans were forced to reenlist and become subject once again to the precarity of conflict. 1 Arango's story instead focuses on the restoration of normal life. Contemporary African realists...
Journal Article
Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2000
... characterizes antebellum literature and life, traversing what have come to be viewed as discrete identity-based communities. The antebellum African American life narratives I will consider in this essay de- sire temporal homogeneity and yet still articulate time's actual variety, teaching us that time...
Journal Article
Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 77–97.
Published: 01 May 2000
... Literature: An Introduction . New York: Barnes and Noble, 1979 . 133 –59. Green , Louise . “The Unhealed Wound: Olive Schreiner’s Expressive Art.” Pretexts 6 ( 1997 ): 21 –34. Jacobson , Dan . Introduction. The Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner . Harmondsworth: Penguin...
Journal Article
Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 151–168.
Published: 01 November 2002
..., 1988 . Jablon , Madelyn . Black Metafiction: Self-Consciousness in African American Literature . Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 1997 . Jackson , H. Jerome . “Sci-Fi Tales from Octavia Butler.” Crisis 101 ( 1994 ): 4 –5, 10. Jameson , Fredric . Postmodernism: Or the Cultural...
Journal Article
Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 169–192.
Published: 01 November 2002
... Voices: Ethnic Postmodern Narration in Toni Morrison’s Jazz and Karen Tei Yamashita’s Through the Arc of the Rain Forest.” Contemporary Literature 41 ( 2000 ): 619 –41. Snead , James . “European pedigrees/African contagions: nationality, narrative, and communality in Tutuola, Achebe, and Reed...
Journal Article
Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 204–220.
Published: 01 August 2006
... would surprise the president, implying that Washington has been given black characteristics, evoking minstrelsy's use of costumes and burnt-cork makeup to exaggerate African features. All told, Tom's portrait of Washington appears to be in blackface. In her feminist reading of the novel...
Journal Article
Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Rolland Murray Literary and cultural critics have tended to interpret African American literary postmodernism as a broad threat to the cohesion of racial community. Alternatively, this essay submits that contemporary novels by Charles Johnson, Andrea Lee, and others have also construed these...
Journal Article
Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Daylanne K. English In this essay I offer a temporal-philosophical and literary-political reading of Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins detective novel series. African American literature has conventionally been understood as following its own timeline; however, ascribing a distinct temporality to black...
Journal Article
Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Wendy W. Walters Contemporary African diasporic literature often displays “the allure of the archive” when writers encode archival documents into their narratives, revising the remnants found in an archive, and foregrounding the elements of archival research and data in their texts. Against the...
Journal Article
Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
...). hybridity South African literature African novel Johannesburg apartheid The closing shot of Neill Blomkamp's District 9 pans out on the state bureaucrat Wikus van de Merwe, who has transformed into one of the insectoid aliens he was originally charged to evict, standing among the detritus of the...
Journal Article
Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 510–514.
Published: 01 November 2010
... development of U.S. ethnic literature can be productively read in the context of important studies that take into account the historical roles of anthropology and sociology in shaping U.S. discourses of race that have emerged in the fields of African American studies, cultural and intellectual history...
Journal Article
Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 322–338.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Literature’: Conceptualizing Historical Change and Territorial Affiliation in the Contemporary Nigerian Novel .” Research in African Literatures 44 . 4 ( 2013 ): 15 – 34 . Damrosch David . What Is World Literature? Princeton : Princeton UP , 2003 . Deckard Sharae et al...