African Literature and Africa's Development: Mapping Intersections

African Literature and Africa's Development: Mapping Intersections

by Anne V. Adams, African Literature Association Staff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0865436347

ISBN-13: 9780865436343

Pub. Date: 04/01/1998

Publisher: Africa World Press

This book takes on the challenge: What roles can and should African literature play in Africa's development? From a variety of critical stances and perspectives, the concepts of "literature" and of "development" are theorized, to include and extend beyond inherited concepts and boundaries in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, and thus, to engage peoples' everyday…  See more details below

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This book takes on the challenge: What roles can and should African literature play in Africa's development? From a variety of critical stances and perspectives, the concepts of "literature" and of "development" are theorized, to include and extend beyond inherited concepts and boundaries in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, and thus, to engage peoples' everyday life experiences.

Approaches to the question of Africa's literature and its development range from African feminism or feminist practices, to the economics and politics of public access to knowledge, information and literature, to communication networks and use of African languages in national education policies.

Twenty essays constitute the volume's four parts which focus on:
-- Diverse conceptualizations of African literature and development
-- Critical studies of specific writers' works, linking their artistic development with issues and events of social or political development
-- A philosophical consideration of the development's relationship to literature
-- Models of activist pedagogy in African literature

The structure of this volume is encompassed by two roundtable transcriptions with writers and critics for whom African literature and Africa's development is part of a larger struggle to create new space in which to thrive and envision new life, inside and outside the academy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865436343
Publisher:
Africa World Press
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Series:
African Literature Association Annuals Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.39(h) x 1.01(d)

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