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Title:Special Issue: East African interventions in African literary and cultural studies
Editors:Musila, Grace A.ISNI
Ligaga, DinaISNI
Year:2016
Periodical:African Studies (ISSN 1469-2872)
Volume:75
Issue:2
Pages:171-295
Language:English
City:Oxford
Publisher:Routledge
Geographic terms:East Africa
South Africa
Subjects:African studies
literature
literary prizes
films
anthropology
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cast20/75/2
Abstract:Most of the articles in this special issue emerge from papers that were presented in a stream of panels titled 'Eastern African interventions' at the 40th Annual Conference of the African Literature Association, held at the University of the Witwatersrand in April 2014. The articles reflect on the kinds of interventions the eastern African region has made, and continues to make, to the understanding of African literary and cultural practice. Contributions: A vagabond on the road: the pressure of genre in Nadifa Mohamed's 'Black Mamba Boy' (Tina Steiner); 'Abagyenda bareeba. Those who travel, see': home, migration and the maternal bond in Doreen Baingana's 'Tropical Fish' (Lynda Gichanda Spencer); Literary prizes, writers' organisations and canon formation in Africa (Doseline Kiguru); Schizophrenic aesthetics in music videos about the LRA atrocities in Northern Uganda (Okaka Opio Dokotum); Producing a world of remains in Indian Ocean Africa: discrepant time, melancholy affect and the subject of transport in Capital Art Studio, Stone Town, Zanzibar (Meg Samuelson); Visuality and diasporic dynamism: goans in Mozambique and Zanzibar (Pamila Gupta); Engaging Mafeje's ghost: Fort Hare and the virtues of 'homeland' anthropology (Leslie J. Bank). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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