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Title:Life is a thriller: investigating African crime fiction
Editors:Oed, AnjaISNI
Matzke, ChristineISNI
Year:2012
Issue:30
Pages:246
Language:English
Series:Mainzer Beiträge zur Afrika-Forschung
City:Köln
Publisher:Rüdiger Köppe Verlag
ISBN:9783896458308
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Angola
Ghana
Kenya
Nigeria
Senegal
South Africa
Tanzania
Subjects:crime novels
writers
literary criticism
conference papers (form)
2008
interviews (form)
Abstract:This book is an outcome of the 9th International Janheinz Jahn Symposium on African Literatures, held in 2008 at the Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, and entitled 'Beyond 'Murder by magic''. The volume investigates African crime fiction in its broadest possible scope, and from a multiplicity of perspectives. Contributions range from general national overviews to close readings of individual works; analyses include narratological, political, linguistic and cultural studies approaches. Together these papers cover crime narratives in seven languages - Afrikaans, English, Ewe, French, Portuguese, Swahili, and Yorůbá - by writers such as Muhammed Said Abdulla, K?'lá Akínlŕdé, Boubacar Boris Diop, F. Kwasi Fiawoo, Monica Genya, Rodwell Musekiwa Machingauta, Tony Marinho, Deon Meyer, Ben R. Mtobwa, Pepetela, Aristablus Elvis Musiba and Adaora Lily Ulasi. Also included are interviews with Deon Meyer, Ben R. Mtobwa, Angela Makholwa, and Meshack Masondo. Contributors: Ranka Primorac, Matthias Krings, Geoffrey V. Davis, Doris Wieser, Matthew J. Christensen, James Gibbs, Susanne Gehrmann, Anja Oed, Katja Meintel, Manfred Loimeier, Mikhail D. Gromov, Said Khamis, Uta Reuster-Jahn, Alina N. Rinkanya, Karola Hoffmann and Christine Matzke. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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