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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 5–25.
Published: 01 May 2002
...OLAKUNLE GEORGE Copyright © Novel Corp. 2002 2002 Works Cited Achebe , Chinua . The African Trilogy . London: Picador, 1988 . Achebe , Chinua . Anthills of the Savannah . New York: Doubleday, 1987 . Achebe , Chinua . Arrow of God . New York: Doubleday, 1989...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 113–130.
Published: 01 May 2022
... the contemporary African literary novel, as a form, registers a response to the historical degradation of Black lives under the colonial matrix of power, which, while often sympathetic with the analytic framework of Black Lives Matter, does not always cohere with it. Reading a broad range of texts , the essay...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Jeanne-Marie Jackson Abstract This essay argues for a structuralist approach to reading the recurrence of formal, geographic, and epistemological schisms in the Zimbabwean novel from the 1970s through today. The essay makes this claim within a wider context of plurality's fetishization in African...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 463–479.
Published: 01 November 2022
... whose 1920s‐era story registers as actually being about the post–civil rights period in which the novel was published. The essay goes on to suggest that such an allegorical function is served by the African American novel in general, insofar as African American novels are understood to thematize...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Susan Z. Andrade Until recently, studies of postcolonial African novels emphasized the genre's relation to anticolonial critique and its expression of collective resistance. In response to the overwhelming assumption that novels from Africa were primarily anthropological artifacts rather than works...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 19–37.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., the Cold War, and neoliberal capital in Africa. The two novels’ portraits challenge the Black Lives Matter movement's thin engagement with anti‐Blackness in Africa by demonstrating how historic and ongoing dehumanization of Africans serves to normalize similar dehumanization of Afro‐descended people across...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Neil Ten Kortenaar A great project of the first two generations of African writers was to establish continuities with the precolonial and ongoing oral tradition. This essay, however, asks what African writers thought of the act of writing itself. A key scene in Chinua Achebe's novel Arrow of God...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 14–16.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Simon Gikandi © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press The African Example SIMON GIKANDI The place of the novel in Africa has been defined by a paradox: novels have always been confined to a very small elite, those with a secondary school or university...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 523–527.
Published: 01 November 2016
... what she calls an “introverted” branch of African fiction: the war novel (17). She places this in contrast to the postcolonial bildungsroman, which has attained its current prominence in global Africanist criticism because it fits comfortably into critical paradigms of “writing back” to empire and thus...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 335–361.
Published: 01 November 2021
... it as a genre are at work before our very eyes: the birth and development of the novel as a genre takes place in the full light of the historical day” (“Epic” 3). In this essay, I consider some of the historical forces at work in the birth of the African novel, an event that occurred in the early years...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 189–199.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of anglophone African novels and authors in her analysis; indeed, both Ngg? wa Thiong'o and Chinua Achebe come in for discussion in the paragraphs immedi- ately preceding the one above.' The most striking feature of the quotation, how- ever, is its representation of one genre or narrative mode as so...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 317–321.
Published: 01 August 2015
... increase in violence against women and pressure on them to conform to patriarchal scripts. At the beginning of chapter 2, Andrade meditates on the reception of Mariama Bâ's So Long a Letter , a text that “remains today, one of the most (if not the most) frequently taught African novels by a woman...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 183–201.
Published: 01 August 2016
... realist art based on dated assumptions about the European novel. They expand the category of realism to include examples from the realisms of late Victorian theater; postcolonial fiction from African, Egyptian, and Indian milieus; and photojournalistic experiments wrought in response to revolution...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 145–148.
Published: 01 May 2007
... in Eileen Julien's chapter on "The Extroverted African Novel," this is criticism for export. Inevitably, something gets lost in translation. The illustrations disappear; so does Mario Barenghi's fine piece on generic manifestoes, accompanied by a capsule anthology of early modern prefaces...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 324–328.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of the Algerian revolution; a Pan-African exploration of the bildung form’s extranational impulses in novels by Ngugi, Djebar, Dangarembga, and Coetzee; and the “kitsch aesthetics” of Severo Sar- duy’s fictionalized escapes from Cuba to the Orient (237). If the histories and geopolitical compasses...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 August 2013
... Henderson, is not a trained anthropologist, but he represents this transition from one idea of culture to another. The scion of a literary New England family, Henderson leaves his library to travel among Africans he hopes to encounter as cultural equals. Henderson the Rain King is an ethnographic novel...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
... while it remained a historical reality. Faced with the notion that African Americans had “no family tree,” some black writers responded with novels that located recognizable bloodlines for African American families. But an unpublished novel by W. E. B. Du Bois offers a strikingly different analysis...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 364–385.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the novel interacts with transnational models of black national identity in order to better define the position of African Americans both within and beyond the borders of the United States. This article bridges the gap between these interpretations by showing how Hopkins employed Jamesian psychology...