Writing and Africa Paperback
Part of the Crosscurrents series
This volume reflects one of the new areas of English Studies as it broadens to take in non-western literatures, and places more emphasis on the contexts and broader notions of `writing'.
In discussing writing from and about Africa, this collection touches on studies in black writing, colonialism and imperialism and cultural development in the third world.
It begins by providing a historical introduction to the main regional traditions, and then builds on this to discuss major issues, such as oral tradition, the significance of `literature' as a western import, representations of Africa in western writing, African writing against colonialism and its themes and politics in a post-colonial world, popular writing and the representation of women.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 16/04/1997
- Category: Literary studies: general
- ISBN: 9780582214187