restricted access   Volume 39, Number 2, Summer 2008

Table of Contents

From: Research in African Literatures

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Nigeria's Third-Generation Novel: Preliminary Theoretical Engagements

Pius Adesanmi and Chris Dunton, Guest Editors


Introduction: Everything Good Is Raining: Provisional Notes on the Nigerian Novel of the Third Generation

pp. vii-xii

Metonymic Eruptions: Igbo Novelists, the Narrative of the Nation, and New Developments in the Contemporary Nigerian Novel

pp. 1-14

Biafra as Heritage and Symbol: Adichie, Mbachu, and Iweala

pp. 15-26

Ora na-azu nwa: The Figure of the Child in Third-Generation Nigerian Novels

pp. 27-48

“Half and Half Children”: Third-Generation Women Writers and the New Nigerian Novel

pp. 49-67

Entropy and Energy: Lagos as City of Words

pp. 68-78

The Deep Stirring of the Unhomely: African Diaspora on Biyi Bandele’s The Street

pp. 79-92

Of Female Husbands and Boarding School Girls: Gender Bending in Unoma Azuah’s Fiction

pp. 93-104

Women Writers’ Round Table: Of Phases and Faces: Unoma Azuah Engages Sefi Atta and Chika Unigwe

pp. 108-116

Review Essays

Staking Claims: Theorizing Female Agency and Empowerment Through Black Women’s Literary Writings

pp. 117-124

Seed Time

pp. 125-130

In and Out of Song

pp. 131-137

In Word and Image: Remembering Anne Eisner’s Adventures in Africa

pp. 138-142

Book Reviews

The Place of Tears: The Novel and Politics in Modern Zimbabwe (review)

pp. 143-144

Femmes et écriture de la transgression (review)

pp. 144-145

Les enJEux de l’autobiographie dans les littératures de langue française, and: From Split to Screened Selves: French and Francophone Autobiography in the Third Person (review)

pp. 146-148

L’Europe et les francophonies, langue, littérature, histoire, image (review)

p. 148

The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945 (review)

p. 149

Rewriting Modernity: Studies in Black South African Literary History (review)

pp. 150-151

Black African Literature in English: 1991–2001: Critical Appreciation and Reception (review)

pp. 151-153

Tracing Personal Expansion: Reading Selected Novels as Modern African Bildungsromane (review)

pp. 153-154

The Power of the Word/ La puissance du verbe (review)

pp. 154-156

The Defence of Lawino [Wer pa Lawino] (review)

pp. 156-158

The Dassie and the Hunter: A South African Meeting (review)

pp. 159-161

Of Minstrels and Masks: The Legacy of Ezenwa-Ohaeto in Nigerian Writing (review)

pp. 161-163

Perspectives critiques: L’oeuvre d’Hédi Bouraoui (review)

pp. 163-164

Women in Taarab (review)

pp. 164-165

Theatre and Environmental Education in Cameroon, and: Women in Theatre for Development in Cameroon: Participation, Contributions and Limitations (review)

pp. 166-169

Autofiction and Advocacy in the Francophone Caribbean, and: La poétique du renversement chez Maryse Condé, Massa Maka Diabate and Edouard Glissant (review)

pp. 170-173

Die Macht des Wortes: Das journalistische Interview als Rezeptionsform afrikanischer Literaturen in der frankophonen, anglophonen und deutschsprachigen Presse—am Beispiel von Ousmane Sembène (Senegal) und Wole Soyinka (Nigeria) (review)

pp. 173-175

De l’écrit à l’écran: Les réécritures filmiques du roman africain francophone (review)

pp. 175-176

African Filmmaking North and South of the Sahara (review)

pp. 176-177

Ordinary Cities Between Modernity and Development (review)

pp. 177-179

Sufi City: Urban Design and Archetypes in Touba (review)

pp. 179-180

History’s Place: Nostalgia and the City in French Algerian Literature (review)

pp. 180-181

Liberating Shahrazad: Feminism, Postcolonialism, and Islam (review)

p. 182

Hybridity: Limits, Transformations, Prospects (review)

pp. 183-184

Fiction and the Incompleteness of History: Toni Morrison, V. S. Naipaul, and Ben Okri (review)

pp. 184-185

Africa: A Guide to Reference Material (review)

pp. 185-186

De la littérature coloniale à la littérature africaine (review)

pp. 186-187