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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Text and theories in transition: black African literature and imagined traditions
Editor:Bodunde, CharlesISNI
Series:Bayreuth African studies series (ISSN 0178-0034)
City of publisher:Eckersdorf
Publisher:Pia Thielmann & Eckhard Breitinger
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:oral literature
About persons:Charles Ndubueze Akuneme (1964-)ISNI
Philip BeghoISNI
Nuruddin Farah (1945-)ISNI
Bina Nengi Ilagha
Akeem LasisiISNI
Olu Obafemi (1950-)ISNI
Ezenwa-Ohaeto (1958-2005)ISNI
Femi Osofisan (1946-)
Amma Darko (1956-)ISNI
Abstract:The essays in this collection on African literature in transition are grouped into five sections: 1. Re-inventing oral traditions; 2. Literary language controversies, indigenous genres and critical theories; 3. Interrogating concepts, conventions and theories; 4. Recent writing; and 5. Literature of exile, migration and diaspora. Contributions: Theatrical action of Ebira-Ekuechi 'facekuerade' performance (Sunday Enessi Ododo); A pact between the writer and the oral performer in political engagement (Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah); A dirge for the artist: oral transfer, literary canonisation and socio-political vision in Akeem Lasisi's 'Iremoje' performance poetry (Charles Bodunde); African poetry and the masquerade tradition: a study of Ezenwa-Ohaeto's 'The voice of the night masquerade' (Binta Fatima Ibrahim); Creative writing in African languages: problems and prospects (Akintunde Akinyemi); The haunting poem: a psychoanalysis of contemporary Yoruba elegy (Orin Oku Ofo) (George Olusola Ajibade); Magical realism in contemporary Yoruba novels (Lere Adeyemi); African theatre and the postmodern/postcolonial agenda: the example of Igbo masquerade performance (Chukwuma Okoye); Intertextual aesthetics in Femi Osofisan's plays (Olu Obafemi); Socio-semiotics of Olu Obafemi's 'Scapegoats and sacred cows' (Abimbola Shittu); Dirge and pessimism in emerging political poetry in Nigerian literature (Sule E. Egya and Elizabeth Odachi Onogwu); Documentation and imagination: recent fiction and faction by Nuruddin Farah (Eckhard Breitinger); The boy-soldier image in recent African fiction: a study of Philip Begho's 'Jelly baby' and Charles N. Akuneme's 'I saw Biafra' (Adunni Joseph); Writing poetry in praise of the endangered: the aesthetics of rage (Remi Raji); Satire and the emergent Nigerian novel: a study of Bina Nengi Ilagha's 'Condolences' (Jide Balogun); Migration, globalization and recent African literature (Tanure Ojaide); Writing about Germany: Amma Darko's 'Beyond the horizon' and 'Webs' (Pia Thielmann); Home, exile and aesthetic mediation: a study of selected works of Nigerian poets living abroad (Charles Bodunde). [ASC Leiden abstract]