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Title:Ghanaian voices on topics in English language and literature
Editors:Mensah, Augustine Nuamah
Anderson, Jemima Asabea
Adika, Prince K.
Year:2013
Issue:2
Pages:224
Language:English
Series:Arts and Humanities Series
City:Banbury, UK
Publisher:Ayebia Clarke Publishing Limited
ISBN:0956930786; 9780956930781
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:literature
English language
sociolinguistics
novels
literary criticism
Pidgin English
multilingualism
Abstract:The chapters of this reader examine how a ''Eurocentric'' analysis slowly made way for Africa-centred approaches at the Department of English at the University of Ghana by looking at the research which was carried out there in recent years. While the book aims to generate insights which can be applied to the African continent as a whole, the focus is mostly on Ghana. The contributions look at both the English language in Ghana and the Ghanaian literature written in English. Ghanaian authors, Ghanaian novels and fiction, literary criticism, bilingualism, postmodernism, and pidgin-English are among the main topics addressed. Contributions: Preface (A.N. Mensah, J. A. Anderson); Truth as experience (K.E. Senanu); The back without which there is no front (K. Anyidoho); ''The more storytellers, the better'': diversity, Ghanaian literature and Mabel Dove-Danquah's fiction (H. Yitah); Transnational impulses in some recent Ghanaian works of prose (P. K. Adika); Ethnic or post-ethnic community for Africa? A critique of Ahmadou Kourouma's critique of the nation in ''The Suns of Independence'' (K. L. Korang); Highlife and the Ghanaian novel (A. N. Mensah); Cutting a long story short: a semiotic and postmodernist reading of Veronique Tadjo's ''As the Crow Flies'' (M. Adjei); Reading Ayi Kwei Armah's ''Why Are We So Blest?'' (A. A. Sackey); Prescriptivism and the second language learner of English (A. B. K Dadzie); Student Pidgin: a Ghanaian pidgin-sound-alike youth language (K. Dako); The nominal group in Ghanaian Student Pidgin: some preliminary observations (J. Franklin Wiredu); Polite requests in non-native varieties of English: the case of Ghanaian English (J. A. Anderson); Issues in defining Ghanaian language-English bilingualism: a sociolinguistic perspective (G. Ansah). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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