restricted access   Volume 38, Number 3, Fall 2007

Table of Contents

From: Research in African Literatures

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Guest Editor: Isidore Okpewho


pp. vii-xxi

Is African Oral Literature Literature ?

pp. 1-12

"I am the hunter who kills elephants and baboons": The Autobiographical Component of the Hunters' Chant

pp. 13-23

The Vanishing Hitchhiker in Africa

pp. 24-33

The Vanishing Hitchhiker: Bibliographic References

pp. 34-40

The Merits and Predicaments of Opacity: Poetic Strategies of Evasion and Resistance

pp. 41-59

The TRC Women's Hearings as Performance and Protest in the New South Africa

pp. 60-76

"Hady": A Traditional Bard's Praise Song for an Urban Teenager

pp. 77-111

Griot with Attitude: Maryse Condé's The Last of the African Kings and New World Narrative Order

pp. 112-121

Oral Literature, Aesthetic Transfer, and Social Vision in Two Yoruba Video Films

pp. 122-135

Revitalizing the Oral Tradition: Stories Broadcast by Radio Parana (San, Mali)

pp. 136-147

"From a sweet-smelling mouth to a well-tuned ear": Testimony on the Diffusion of the Repertory of a Zarma Jasare in Niger

pp. 148-154

Some Propositions for Norms of Preservation and Fixation of African Literature

pp. 155-161

Publishing and Hypermedia

pp. 162-169

Preservation or Mummification? The Implications of Subjecting Traditional Texts to Modern Processes

pp. 170-182

Review Essay

Globalization, Knowledge, and the Limits of (Inter)disciplinarity

pp. 183-188

Book Reviews

Memory, Empire, and Postcolonialism: Legacies of French Colonialism (review)

pp. 189-190

Still Beating the Drum: Critical Perspectives on Lewis Nkosi (review)

pp. 190-192

The World in an Orange: Creating Theatre with Barney Simon (review)

pp. 192-193

Politics of the Female Body: Postcolonial Women Writers of the Third World (review)

pp. 194-195

Body, Sexuality, and Gender: Versions and Subversions in African Literature, Volume 1 (review)

pp. 195-197

V. Y. Mudimbe et la ré-invention de l'Afrique: poétique et politique de la décolonisation des sciences humaines (review)

pp. 197-198

Cinema and Social Discourse in Cameroon (review)

pp. 199-201

Utopian Generations: The Political Horizons of Twentienth-century Literature (review)

pp. 201-202

Yoruba Proverbs (review)

pp. 202-205

Relocating Agency: Modernity and African Letters (review)

pp. 205-207

Ecritures et mythes: L'Afrique en questions (review)

pp. 208-209

Nyarloka's Gift: The Writing of Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye (review)

pp. 209-211

Postcolonial Images: Studies in North African Film (review)

pp. 211-212

A Pepper-pot of Cultures: Aspects of Creolization in the Caribbean (review)

p. 213

Léopold Sédar Senghor und der afrikanische Aufbruch im 20. Jahrhundert (review)

pp. 214-215

Our Mothers, Our Powers, Our Texts: Manifestations of Àjé in Africana Literature (review)

pp. 215-216

Essais sur les cultures en contact (review)

pp. 216-219

Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel, and: Charles Johnson's Fiction, and: Rap Music and Street Consciousness (review)

pp. 219-222

Arrest the Music! Fela and His Rebel Art and Politics (review)

p. 223

The African Studies Companion (review)

p. 224

Soyinka: Blackout, Blowout, and Beyond— Satirical Revue Sketches (review)

pp. 225-226



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