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Magical Realism in West African Fiction
     

Magical Realism in West African Fiction

by Brenda Cooper
 

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ISBN-10: 0415340616

ISBN-13: 2900415340617

Pub. Date: 05/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Magical Realism in West African Fiction focuses on the cultural politics of magical realism, as exemplified in the fiction of Syl Cheney-Coker of Sierra Leone, Ben Okri of Nigeria and Kojo Laing of Ghana and contextualizes their fiction within current debates and

theories around the 'postcolonial' globally. Providing a thoughtful introduction to magical realism as

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Magical Realism in West African Fiction focuses on the cultural politics of magical realism, as exemplified in the fiction of Syl Cheney-Coker of Sierra Leone, Ben Okri of Nigeria and Kojo Laing of Ghana and contextualizes their fiction within current debates and

theories around the 'postcolonial' globally. Providing a thoughtful introduction to magical realism as a genre, Brenda Cooper uses Cheney-Coker, Okri and Laing to discuss the particular and distinct intervention of magical realism in a West African context. She examines the narrative

techniques of novels that mingle the dimensions of magic, myth and historical reality, and addresses their position in relation to the more explicitely nationalist agendas of the realism of Achebe and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900415340617
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258

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