Download e-book for iPad: Theory of African Literature: Implications for Practical by Chidi Amuta,Biodun Jeyifo

By Chidi Amuta,Biodun Jeyifo

ISBN-10: 0862325463

ISBN-13: 9780862325466

ISBN-10: 0862325471

ISBN-13: 9780862325473

This groundbreaking paintings, first released in 1989, used to be one of many first to problem the normal serious overview of African literature, and is still hugely influential today.

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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