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Title:Special issue: writers and social thought in Africa
Editor:Adebanwi, WaleISNI
Year:2014
Periodical:Journal of contemporary African studies (ISSN 1469-9397)
Volume:32
Issue:4
Pages:405-518
Language:English
City:Abingdon
Publisher:Routledge, Taylor & Francis
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:writers
literature
political philosophy
ethics
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjca20/32/4
Abstract:This special issue brings the social sciences back into conversation with literature (and vice versa), re-articulates the philosophical dimensions of literature and the social sciences, and re-emphasises the role of African creative writers, not merely as intellectuals whose works mirror or can be used to mirror social thought, but as social thinkers themselves who engage with the nature of existence and questions of knowledge in the continent - and beyond. Contributions: Literature, trauma and the African moral imagination (J. Roger Kurtz); The infrapolitics of subordination in Patrice Nganang's Dog Days (Moradewun Adejunmobi); Imagining a dialectical African modernity: Achebe's ontological hopes, Sembene's machines, Mda's epistemological redness (Melissa Tandiwe Myambo); Sexual/textual politics: rethinking gender and sexuality in gay Moroccan literature (Gibson Ncube); Against epistemic totalitarianism: the insurrectional politics of Bessie Head (Shiera S. el-Malik). With an Introduction by Wale Adebanwi and a response to articles by Henri Oripeloye, Kizito Z. Muchemwa, Cajetan Iheka, Lynda Gichanda Spencer, Nwabisa Bangeni. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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