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State/Society : Narrating Transformations in Selected African Novels (Paperback) (Gilbert Shang Ndi)

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This literary study examines the power of representation in the African novel across Africa’s historical transformations. The book begins with background on post-colonial transformation and definitions of state, nation, and society. This is followed by a literature review and presentation of a theoretical framework that incorporates ideas from post-colonial theory, narratology, and socio-criticism. Later chapters deal with areas such as historiography, linguistic structures of various African novelists, and hegemonic construction and subjectification in the post-colonial polity. Writers discussed include Ahmadou Kourouma, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Sony Labou Tansi, and Ayi Kwei Armah. The book’s conclusion examines major trends in the representation of state and society. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 413.0
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Beitrage Zur Afrikaforschung
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Author: Gilbert Shang Ndi
Language: English
Street Date: March 13, 2017
TCIN: 52749412
UPC: 9783643908421
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-2600

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