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Conference paper Conference paper Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:African creative expressions: mother tongue and other tongues
Editor:Akinyemi, AkintundeISNI
Series:Bayreuth African studies series (ISSN 0178-0034)
City of publisher:Eckersdorf
Publisher:Pia Thielmann & Eckhard Breitinger
ISBN:3939661104; 9783939661108
Geographic terms:Africa
indigenous languages
mass media
popular culture
conference papers (form)
About persons:Akinwm Isl (1939-2018)ISNI
Rose Mbowa
Luis KandjimboISNI
Tayo OlafioyeISNI
Abstract:The papers in this volume were originally presented at a conference on the role of language in the production of literature in 2009. Contributions: 1. Literary creation and choice of language: African languages and literary creation (Boubacar Boris Diop; translated from French); The purpose of literature in Africa (Akinwumi Isola); 'I no go sidon look': dialoguing with my Niger Delta people, writing in Pidgin (Tanure Ojaide). 2. Translation, orality, and aesthetic transfer: Translating African literature into French: texts, contexts, and palimpsests (Christiane Fioupou); Abinibi produces the best ability: Yoruba language splendor and the poetry of Akinwumi Isola (Akinloye Ojo); The story on 'Who needs a story' (Charles Cantalupo on Eritrean poetry); Preserving verbal art: toward a symbiotic relationship between performer and researcher (Thomas A. Hale). 3. Issues in contemporary African literature: Cultural diversity, linguistic multiplicity, and national unity: Rose Mbowa's 'Mother Uganda and her children' (Eckhard Breitinger); Angolan poetry in a post-colonial context: the poetry of Luis Kandjimbo as a case study (Robert Simon); Literature and healing: a scriptotherapic reading of Tayo Olafioye's 'A stroke of hope' (Sola Owonibi). 4. Language and the media in Africa: Operating globally, speaking locally: diglossic-patterned advertisements of global brands and their meaning - the case of Barclays Bank in Dar es Salaam (Charles Bwenge); The role of language in the print media in Nigeria (Taiwo Olunlade); Language engineering in Yoruba news-casting on the electronic media (Adesola Olateju). 5. New trends in African popular culture: Discourses of language in Nigerian popular music: the dialogic imagination of 'Lagbaja' (Matthew H. Brown); Negotiating the transnational discourse: undocumented immigrants and identity formation in African cinema ('Nollywood' in the United States) (Claudia Hoffmann). [ASC Leiden abstract]