Indigeneity, Globalization, and African Literature: Personally Speaking

Indigeneity, Globalization, and African Literature: Personally Speaking

by Tanure Ojaide
     
 

Literature remains one of the few disciplines that reflect the experiences, sensibility, worldview, and living realities of its people. Contemporary African literature captures the African experience in history and politics in a multiplicity of ways. Politics itself has come to intersect and impact on most, if not all, aspects of the African reality. This

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Literature remains one of the few disciplines that reflect the experiences, sensibility, worldview, and living realities of its people. Contemporary African literature captures the African experience in history and politics in a multiplicity of ways. Politics itself has come to intersect and impact on most, if not all, aspects of the African reality. This relationship of literature with African people’s lives and condition forms the setting of this study. Tanure Ojaide’s Indigeneity, Globalization, and African Literature: Personally Speaking belongs with a well-established tradition of personal reflections on literature by African creative writer-critics. Ojaide’s contribution brings to the table the perspective of what is now recognized as a “second generation” writer, a poet, and a concerned citizen of Nigeria’s Niger Delta area.

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“A frank and passionate celebration and defense of the dignity and desirability of the indigenous in an age of specious globalization. Literate, up-to-date, and wide-ranging, Indigeneity, Globalization, and African Literature is a welcome intervention by one of the most assiduous workers in the vineyard of African letters.”
-Niyi Osundare, Distinguished Professor, University of New Orleans, USA

“A thoughtful, lucid, and much needed exploration of the dynamics of African literature in general and Nigerian literature in particular, with special reference to indigeneity and the pressures of globalization! The book is especially significant as coming from the pen of someone who has experienced the impact of various cultures and is himself actively involved in literary production.”
-Eustace Palmer, Professor of English, Georgia College, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137542205
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
10/06/2015
Series:
African Histories and Modernities Series
Edition description:
1st ed. 2015
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 5.51(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author


Tanure Ojaide is Frank Porter Graham Professor in the Africana Studies Department at the University of North Carolina, USA.

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