By Chidi Amuta,Biodun Jeyifo
Amuta's key argument is that African literature should be mentioned merely in the wider framework of the dismantling of colonial rule and Western hegemony in Africa. In exploring the potential of a dialectical, replacement severe base, he attracts upon either classical Marxist aesthetics and the theories of African tradition espoused through Fanon, Cabral and Ngugi. From those explorations, Amuta derives a brand new language of feedback, that is then utilized to works by way of smooth African writers as different as Achebe, Ousmane, Agostinho Neto and Dennis Brutus.
Amuta's hugely unique and cutting edge process continues to be correct not just for assessing the literature of constructing nations, yet for Marxist and postcolonial theories of literary feedback extra normally. The author's splendor of argument and readability of exposition makes this a individual and lasting contribution to debates round cultural expression in postcolonial Africa.
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