The Cambridge companion to the African novel

Africa's strong tradition of storytelling has long been an expression of an oral narrative culture. African writers such as Amos Tutuola, Naguib Mahfouz, Wole Soyinka and J. M. Coetzee have adapted these older forms to develop and enhance the genre of the novel, in a shift from the oral mode to...

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Corporate Author: Cambridge collections online.
Other Authors: Irele, Abiola.
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
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245 0 4 |a The Cambridge companion to the African novel  |h [electronic resource] /  |c edited by F. Abiola Irele. 
246 3 0 |a African novel 
260 |a Cambridge ;  |a New York :  |b Cambridge University Press,  |c 2009. 
300 |a 1 online resource (xxii, 282 p.) :  |b col. ill. 
490 1 |a Cambridge companions to literature 
500 |a Description based on print version record. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-271) and index. 
505 0 |a Introduction: perspectives on the African novel / F. Abiola Irele -- The oral-literate interface / Olakunle George -- Chinua Achebe and the African novel / Dan Izevbaye -- Protest and resistance / Barbara Harlow -- The Afrikaans novel / Christopher Warnes -- The African novel in Arabic / Shaden M. Tageldin -- The francophone novel in North Africa / Bernard Aresu -- The francophone novel in sub-Saharan Africa / Lydie Moudileno -- The African historical novel / M. Keith Booker -- Magical realism and the African novel / Ato Quayson -- The African novel and the feminine condition / Nana Wilson-Tagoe -- Autobiography and Bildungsroman in African literature / Apollo Amoko -- The postcolonial condition / Phyllis Taoua -- New voices, emerging themes / Dominic Thomas -- The critical reception of the African novel / Harry Garuba. 
506 |a Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons. 
520 |a Africa's strong tradition of storytelling has long been an expression of an oral narrative culture. African writers such as Amos Tutuola, Naguib Mahfouz, Wole Soyinka and J. M. Coetzee have adapted these older forms to develop and enhance the genre of the novel, in a shift from the oral mode to print. Comprehensive in scope, these new essays cover the fiction in the European languages from North Africa and Africa south of the Sahara, as well as in Arabic. They highlight the themes and styles of the African novel through an examination of the works that have either attained canonical status - an entire chapter is devoted to the work of Chinua Achebe - or can be expected to do so. Including a guide to further reading and a chronology, this is the ideal starting-point for students of African and world literatures. --Publisher. 
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