Routledge Handbook of African Literature

Editors: Adejunmobi, Moradewun and Coetzee, Carli
Publication Year: 2019
Publisher: Routledge

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ISBN: 978-1-35-185938-7
Category: Language & Literature - Literature
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

The Routledge Handbook of African Literature is a one-stop publication bringing together studies of African literary texts that embody an array of newer approaches applied to a wide range of works.

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Table of Contents

  • List of contributors
  • Introduction - Moradewun Adejunmobi and Carli Coetzee
  • PART I: Mapping Political Agencies
  • ‘Children of the Cold War’: Rethinking African literary generations through the global conflict - Monica Popescu
  • Ethics and the politics of the ordinary in African literature - Chielozona Eze
  • Globalisation, mobility and labour in African diasporic fiction - Anna-Leena Toivanen
  • Towards an ethics of the humanitarian imagination - Allison Mackey
  • PART II: Journeys, Geographies, Identities
  • Decolonising the Afropolitan: Intra-African migrations in post-2000 literature - Rebecca Fasselt
  • History, imperial eyes and the ‘mutual gaze’: Narratives of African-Chinese encounters in recent literary works - Ying Cheng
  • Ethnicity in post-2000 African writing - Aghogho Akpome
  • Mythopoesis of the self: Nation, textuality and the writer as political hero - Rotimi Fasan
  • PART III: Working through Genres
  • How to be a writer in your 30s in Lagos: Self-help literature and the creation of authority in Africa - Rebecca Jones
  • Gothic supernaturalism in the ‘African imagination’: Locating an emerging form - Rebecca Duncan
  • Contested filial voice in African female-authored autobiographies - Marciana Nafula Were
  • ‘I can't go forward; I must go back’: Ben Okri's (p)anachronistic utopias - Ian P. MacDonald
  • PART IV: The World of and beyond Humans
  • African literature, audience and the search for the (non)human - Cajetan Iheka
  • Dirty ecology: African women and the ethics of cultivation - Sarah L. Lincoln
  • African fictions, animal figures and anthropocentric frameworks - Jesse Arseneault
  • Depictions of Kenyan lands and landscapes by four women writers - Ng'ang'a Muchiri
  • PART V: Everyday Sociality
  • Geopolitical and global topologies in fiction: Islam at the fault lines in Africa and the world - Shirin Edwin
  • Appetite and everyday life in African literature - Delores B. Phillips
  • ‘Foundational fictions’: Variations of the marriage plot in Flora Nwapa's early Anglophone-Igbo novels - F. Fiona Moolla
  • Drinking scenes: Alcohol in the Francophone African novel - Pim Higginson
  • PART VI: Bodies, Subjectivities, Affect
  • Desire and freedom in Yvonne Vera's fiction - Grace A. Musila
  • The forms of shame and African literature - Naminata Diabate
  • Scattered testimony: Locating the Rwandan genocide in transnational witnessing - Martina Kopf
  • Contestations through same-sex desire in Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi's Kintu - Edgar F. Nabutanyi
  • PART VII: Literary Networks
  • The Story Club: African literary networks offline - Stephanie Bosch Santana
  • Language and prizes: Exploring literary and cultural boundaries - Doseline Kiguru
  • Publishers’ networks and the making of African literature: Locating communities of readers and writers - Kate Wallis
  • Literary networks in the Horn of Africa: Oromo and Amharic intellectual histories - Sara Marzagora and Ayele Kebede