Images of Africa: Stereotypes and Realities / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865439078
  • Publisher: Africa World Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 413

Table of Contents

Introduction: White Eyes, Dark Reflections 1
Pt. I Ancient European Perceptions of Africa 21
European Images of Africa - Tale of Two Names: Ethiop and N--- 23
Menelaos, the Cyclopes, and Eurybates: a Post-Colonial Reading of Homer 47
European Images of Africa from Early Times to the Eighteenth Century 61
Pt. II Western Imperial Ideology in Theory and Practice 83
Strategic Amnesia: Versions of Vasco da Gama on the Kenya Coast 85
Literature of Empire and the African Environment 105
From Crusades to Colonies: Africa in French Literature 127
Pt. III Africa, Orientalism and the West 137
The North-African Motif in Early American Fiction 139
Mediterranean Waterways, Extended Borders and Colonial Mappings: French Images of North Africa 159
Transposing the Political & the Aesthetical: Eugene Fromentin's Contributions to Oriental Stereotypes 175
Pt. IV Africa in the Americas 193
In Brightest Africa': Naturalistic Constructions of Africa in the American Museum of Natural History, 1910-1936 195
From Race to Class: the African American Literary Response to the Italo-Ethiopian War 209
The Herero in the Hartz: Pynchon's Re-presentation of Race Relations in Gravity's Rainbow 219
Pt. V Media-ting Africa 235
In the Heart of Sickness: A Life Portrait of Dr. Albert Schweitzer 237
Scarred for Life? Representations of Africa and Female Genital Cutting on American Television News Magazines 249
US-Centered Afrocentric Imaginations of Africa: L. H. Clegg's When Black Men Ruled the World, and Eddie Murphy's Coming to America 261
Pt. VI Feminism and Women in Africa 279
Perceptions of African Feminism: A Socio-Historical Perspective 281
African Women: Educational Opportunities and the Dynamics of Change 307
Pt. VII African Literatures: Text and Pre-Text 325
Once Upon A Time ... Representations, Misrepresentations and Rehabilitations in African Literatures 327
'Oxford, Black Oxford': Dambudzo Marechera and the Last Colony in Africa 343
Playing Africa: The Fictions of Ferdinand Oyono 375
Index 393
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