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    The novel and decolonization in Africa

    Msiska, Mpalive-Hangson (2016) The novel and decolonization in Africa. In: Gikandi, S. (ed.) The Novel in Africa and the Caribbean since 1950. The Oxford History of the Novel in English 16. London, UK and New York, U.S.: Oxford University Press, pp. 37-55. ISBN 9780199765096.

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    The Chapter examines the development of the novel in Africa in relation to the movement of decolonisation, reflecting on why the novel emerged at the same time as the concern with decolonisation and what particular conditions made it a discursive site where questions of history, colonial and Post-colonial identity and the role of culture in public life became central.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): The African Novel, 1950s Novel, Politics and the Novel, Post-war Literature, Post-colonial novel, Chinua Achebe, Amos Tutuola, Cyprian Ekwensi, literature and decolonisation
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Mpalive-Hangson Msiska
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2019 11:03
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:44

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