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Readings in African Popular Fiction
     

Readings in African Popular Fiction

by Stephanie Newell, International African Institute
 

ISBN-10: 0253215102

ISBN-13: 9780253215109

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Readings in African Popular Fiction explores the social, political, and economic contexts of popular narratives by bringing new and classic essays by important scholars in African literature together with eight primary texts. This lively volume includes selections by Alex LaGuma, Bernth Lindfors, and Dorothy Driver.

Overview

Readings in African Popular Fiction explores the social, political, and economic contexts of popular narratives by bringing new and classic essays by important scholars in African literature together with eight primary texts. This lively volume includes selections by Alex LaGuma, Bernth Lindfors, and Dorothy Driver.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253215109
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Readings in African Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:

Permissions
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction Stephanie Newell

1. Perspectives on West African Popular Fiction
Hausa Creative Writing in the 1930s: An Exploration in Postcolonial Theory Graham Furniss
Indian Films and Nigerian Lovers: Media and the Creation of Parallel Modernities Brian Larkin
Excerpts from Balaraba Ramat Yakubu, Alhalo Kwikwiyo Translated from Hausa by William Burgess
Onitsha Market Literature Donatus Nwoga
The Role of the Publishers in Onitsha Market Literature Don Dodson
Reproduction of J. C. Anorue, How to Become Rich and Avoid Poverty
Irregular Visions: Narratives about Ogbaanje (Spirit Children) in Southern Nigerian Popular Writing Misty Bastian
Felix Couchoro: Pioneer of Popular Writing in West Africa? Alain Ricard
Writing and Popular Culture in Cameroon Richard Bjornson
The Character of Popular Fiction in Ghana Ime Ikiddeh

2. Perspectives on East African Popular Fiction
Storylines, Spellbinders, and Heartbeats: Decentring the African Oral-Popular Discourse Raoul Granqvist
Romances for the Office Worker: Aubrey Kalitera and Malawi's White-Collar Reading Public Bernth Lindfors
Joe, the Sweetest Reading in Africa: Documentation and Discussion of a Popular Magazine in Kenya Bodil Folke Frederiksen
Fascimiles of Cartoons, Stories, and Covers from Joe Magazine
Representation of Men and Women, City and Town in Kenyan Novels of the 1970s and 1980s Nici Nelson
Excerpts from Charles Mangua, Son of Woman
Language and Ideology in Postcolonial Kenyan Literature: The Case of David Maillu's Macaroni Fiction J. Roger Kurtz and Robert M. Kurtz
Excerpts from Ben R. Mtobwa, Dar es Salaam Usiku (Dar es Salaam by Night) Translated from Swahili and with a short introduction by Felicitas Becker

3. Perspectivees on Southern African Popular Fiction
Rediscovery of the Ordinary Njabulo Ndebele
African Popular Fiction: Consideration of a Category Michael Chapman
The Sophiatown Writers of the Fifties: The Unreal Reality of their World Paul Gready
Drum Magazine (1951-1959) and the Spatial Configurations of Gender Dorothy Driver
Facsimiles and Front Covers, Articles, Letters and Advertisements from Drum Magazine, 1952-1955
La Guma's Little Libby: The Adventures of Liberation Chabalala
Little Libby Comic Strips by Alex La Guma
Reading Lives Sarah Nuttall
Black 'Tecs: Popular Thrillers by South African Black Writers in the Nineties Lindy Stiebel

Excerpts from Gomolemo Mokae, The Secret in My Bosom
Index

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