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Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Chapter One: Against Amnesia: Metaphor and Memory in West Africa
  2. pp. 9-46
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  1. Chapter Two: Magical Capture in a Landscape of Terror: The Trope of the Body in the Bag in Amos Tutuola's "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts"
  2. pp. 47-74
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  1. Chapter Three: Geographies of Memory: Mapping Slavery's Recurrence in Ben Okri's "The Famished Road"
  2. pp. 75-105
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  1. Chapter Four: The Curse of Constant Remembrance: The Belated Trauma of the Slave Trade in Ayi Kwei Armah's "Fragments"
  2. pp. 106-132
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  1. Chapter Five: Childless Mothers and Dead Husbands: The Enslavement of Intimacy and Ama Ata Aidoo's Secret Language of Memory
  2. pp. 133-168
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  1. Chapter Six: The Suffering of Survival
  2. pp. 169-179
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  1. Epilogue: The Future of the Past: The New Historical Fiction
  2. pp. 180-194
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 195-218
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 219-236
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 237-244
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