"This volume of critical essays uncovers vast reserves of creative talent in the new wave of African writing produced during the first decade of the twenty-first century by a group of young, well-educated, and globally literate men and women, such as Chimamanda Adichie, Chris Abani, Helon Abila, Fatou Diome, Helen Oyeyemi, and Phaswane Mpe...Collectively, the essays in this book capture the exciting energy of the emergent writing in rigorous analyses of selected texts, drawing on historical, comparative, and theoretical insights to provide a fresh perspective demanded by the new literature. The volume opens up a realm of artistry that illuminates the recurring and changing aspects of African life in a globally connected world at the dawn of a new century." - Tuzyline Jita Allan,Professor of English, Baruch College
Emerging African Voices: A Study of Contemporary African Literature by Walter P. Collins
There exists an abundance of deft scholarship and critical analyses, even in the most recent publications by African and Western theorists, of the works of recognized African authors. This volume offers insightful general analysis and critical evaluation of new writers’ works in order to showcase their contributions to the body of African literature. It examines nine contemporary writers whose works (written almost entirely in the colonial languages of English and French) in some way update and refocus African literature for the new century.
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