Strategic Transformations in Nigerian Writing: Orality and History in the Work of Rev. Samuel Johnson, Amos Tutuola, Wole Soyinka and Ben Okri

Strategic Transformations in Nigerian Writing: Orality and History in the Work of Rev. Samuel Johnson, Amos Tutuola, Wole Soyinka and Ben Okri

by Ato Quayson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253211484
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 09/22/1997
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ato Quayson is a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and a Lecturer in Commonwealth and International Literature in English.

Table of Contents

African Literature and the Question of Orality
Nutritive Junctures: Samuel Johnson and Yoruba Historiography
Treasures of an Opulent Fancy: Amos Tutuola and the Folktale Narrative
The Space of Transformations: Theory, Myth and Ritual in the Work of Wole Soyinka
Narrative Through a Prism of Indigenous Beliefs: Examples from Ben Okri’s Short Stories
Harvesting the Folkloric Intuition: The Famished Road
Conclusions and Reflections
Bibliography
Index

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