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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 prin...

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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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Online Access: Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.