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By Evan M. Mwangi

ISBN-10: 143842681X

ISBN-13: 9781438426815

ISBN-10: 1438426828

ISBN-13: 9781438426822

Explores the metafictional innovations of up to date African novels instead of characterizing them basically as a reaction to colonialism.

The profound results of colonialism and its legacies on African cultures have led postcolonial students of contemporary African literature to symbolize modern African novels as, firstly, responses to colonial domination through the West. In Africa Writes again to Self, Evan Maina Mwangi argues as a substitute that the novels are essentially engaged in dialog with one another, rather over emergent gender concerns akin to the illustration of homosexuality and the disenfranchisement of ladies by means of male-dominated governments. He covers the paintings of canonical novelists Nadine Gordimer, Chinua Achebe, NguÅgiÅ wa Thiong’o, and J. M. Coetzee, in addition to renowned writers akin to Grace Ogot, David Maillu, Promise Okekwe, and Rebeka Njau. Mwangi examines the novels’ self-reflexive fictional ideas and their capability to refigure the dynamics of gender and sexuality in Africa and demote the West because the reference element for cultures of the worldwide South.

“Africa Writes again to Self is an effective contribution … its emphasis on texts written in neighborhood African languages makes it relatively precious. Its mixture of interpreting tested African writers along extra in the neighborhood recognized authors presents an unusual perception into East African literature, making it solid examining for students wishing to increase their horizons on numerous points of up to date African literature.” — H-Net experiences (H-Africa)

“Evan Maina Mwangi, drawing from a wealthy number of modern African novels, and responsive to their neighborhood histories, and delicate to the nuances of linguistic and cultural translation, deals a bracing, nuanced, and but strangely noticeable thesis … Africa Writes again to Self is deeply pedagogical … it displays not just on what might be taught, but in addition on the way it may be taught.” — examine in African Literatures

“…Mwangi successfully reinforces the wide-spread argument that early nationalist texts’ metafictional critique of eu discourse approximately Africa masked profound gender chauvinism … [a] nice and wide-ranging book.” — African stories Quarterly

“…Mwangi is astonishingly good learn in English and in numerous East African languages, and this quantity covers either ‘literary’ and well known writing and novels recognized locally in addition to internationally.” — CHOICE

Evan Maina Mwangi is Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern college and the coauthor (with Simon Gikandi) of The Columbia advisor to East African Literature in English due to the fact 1945.

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