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Title:Politics & social justice
Editor:Emenyonu, Ernest N.ISNI
Periodical:African Literature Today (ISSN 0065-4000)
City of publisher:Oxford
Publisher:James Currey
ISBN:9781847010971; 9789780814625
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
literary criticism
political conditions
social conditions
About persons:Kofi N. Awoonor (1935-2013)ISNI
Ngugi wa Thiong'o (1938-)ISNI
Ben Okri (1959-)ISNI
Binyavanga Wainaina (1971-)ISNI
Ayi Kwei Armah (1939-)ISNI
Irene Isoken Salami-AgunloyeISNI
John Michael Coetzee (1940-)ISNI
Isidore Okpewho (1941-)ISNI
Abstract:This special issue of 'African literature today' shows how writers from various parts of the continent have incorporated in their fictional works the socio-political realities in their particular regions, countries, communities and other social environments. The issue also includes a tribute to Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor, who was killed during the shootings in Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on 21 September 2013. Articles: The novel as an oral narrative performance: the delegitimization of the postcolonial nation in Ngugi wa Thiong'o's 'Matigari Ma Njiruungi' (Nicholas Kamau-Goro and Emilia V. Ilieva); Abiku in Ben Okri's 'Imagination of nationhood': a metaphorical interpretation of colonial-postcolonial politics (Ikenna Kamalu); Refracting the political: Binyavanga Wainaina's 'One day I will write about this place (Rachel Knighton); Ayi Kwei Armah's 'The resolutionaries': exoteric fiction, the common people & social change in post-colonial Africa -a critical review (Edward Sackey); In quest of social justice: politics & women's participation in Irene Isoken Salami's 'More than dancing (H. Oby Okolocha); Breaking the laws in J.M. Coetzee's 'The childhood of Jesus'-philosophy & the notion of justice (Laura Wright); The rhetoric & caricature of social justice in post-1960 Africa: a logical positivist reading of Ngugi wa Thiongo's 'Matigari' (Eric Nsuh Zuhmboshi); Manhood in Isidore Okpewho's 'The last duty': authenticity or accountability? (Deborah L. Klein). [ASC Leiden abstract]