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作者 Strauhs, Doreen, 1981-
書名 African literary NGOs [electronic resource] : power, politics, and participation / Doreen Strauhs
出版項 New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
國際標準書號 9781137330901 (electronic bk.)
1137330902 (electronic bk.)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Kenya and Uganda in the limelight: setting the stage -- "The landscape had not its like in all the world": (East) African Anglophone writing from the 1940s to the late 1990s -- African literary NGOs (LINGOs), a model for African literary criticism and cultural politics -- The African literary revolution on our doorstep: African LINGOs past and present -- Survival of the fittest: African LINGOs, an enduring phenomenon? -- "Tongues on fire": the politics of being an African writer in an African LINGO in the 21st century -- "Words that reshape a country" and literary canons: agency and narrative -- Rewriting African identity, self and place: civil war and HIV/AIDS in fiction -- Conclusions and future scenarios of the African LINGO in the 21st century
The last decade has seen the emergence of a new generation of prize-winning African writers, including key figures such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Binyavanga Wainaina, Yvonne Owuor, and Monica Arac de Nyeko. But who are these writer-activists and how are they influenced by the complexities of local politics, development aid, and literary production? Structured around the novel concept of the "literary NGO," this study combines interviews of contemporary East African writers with analysis of their professional activities and the cultural funding sector to make an original contribution to African literary criticism and cultural studies
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鏈接 Print version: Strauhs, Doreen, 1981- African literary NGOs 9781137334046 (DLC) 2013014738 (OCoLC)841039584
主題 African literature (English) -- 20th century -- History and criticism
African literature (English) -- 21st century -- History and criticism
Politics and literature -- Africa -- History -- 20th century
Africa -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Authors, African -- Societies, etc
Kwani Trust
FEMRITE (Association)
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh bisacsh
Electronic books
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