African Literature and the Politics of Culture (BOK)

James Tar Tsaaior

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This book essentially negotiates African literature as a veritable site of artistic and cultural production and situates it within the dynamic of postcolonial cultural politics. It critically evaluates African literature as a contour of cultural contestation with the imperial politics of knowledge production about others and as an ideological strategy for knowing them. The book's main contribution to the critical discourse on African literature and culture inheres in the fact that politics constitutes the enduring concern of society as it re/shapes and over-determines discourses which have continued to remain crucial to societal engineering. It, however, imagines the discursive existence as necessary for the evolving of a dynamic African literary tradition with an abiding fidelity to the verities of history. The book is useful for literary scholars, historians, critics, experts and students of postcolonial/cultural studies as well as general readership interested in African studies.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter James Tar Tsaaior
ISBN 9781443850322
Antall sider 240 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 21,4cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 481 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Cultural studies, Literature: history & criticism