restricted access   Volume 39, Number 4, Winter 2008

Table of Contents

From: Research in African Literatures

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Positively Popular: African Culture in the Mainstram

Pim Higginson, Guest Editor


Positively Popular: African Culture in the Mainstream: Introduction

pp. vii-x

Dirty Whites: “Ruffian-Writing” in Colonial West Africa

pp. 1-13

Displacement in French/Displacement of French: The Reggae and R’n’B of Tiken Jah Fakoly and Corneille

pp. 14-23

Interviews with Amaka Igwe, Tunde Kelani, and Kenneth Nnebue

pp. 24-39

Ouaga Saga, Magical Realism, and Postcolonial Politics

pp. 40-57

New Technologies and the Popular: Alain Mabanckou’s Blog

pp. 58-71

Kenyan Popular Fiction in English and the Melodramas of the Underdogs

pp. 72-82

The Submitted Body: Discursive and Masochistic Transformation of Masculinity in Simon Njami’s African Gigolo

pp. 83-104

Residing in Kinshasa: Between Colonial Modernization and Globalization

pp. 105-116

The Troubling Popularity of West African Romance Novels

pp. 120-132

Tortured Bodies, Loved Bodies: Gendering African Popular Fiction

pp. 133-146

Book Reviews

Africa after Gender? (review)

pp. 147-148

“Wo ist Afrika”? Paratopische Ästhetik in der zeitgenössischen Romanliteratur des frankophonen Schwarzafrika / “Where is Africa?” Paratopical Aesthetics in Contemporary Novel Writing from Francophone Africa South of the Sahara) (review)

pp. 148-149

Approches du roman et du théâtre missionnaires (review)

pp. 150-151

Histoire des littératures de l’Afrique subsaharienne (review)

pp. 151-155

Littérature orale africaine: nature, genres, caractéristiques et fonctions (review)

pp. 155-157

Carthage ou la flamme du brasier: mémoire et échos chez Virgile, Senghor, Mellah, Ghachem, Augustin, Ammi, Broch et Glissant (review)

pp. 157-159

Postcolonial Violence, Culture and Identity in Francophone Africa and the Antilles (review)

pp. 160-161

Subject and History in Selected Works by Abdulrazak Gurnah, Yvonne Vera, and David Dabydeen (review)

pp. 161-162

An Introduction to the Literature of Equatorial Guinea: Between Colonialism and Dictatorship (review)

pp. 162-163

Facing Racial Revolution: Eyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Insurrection (review)

pp. 164-165

Against All Odds: A Documentary (DVD) (review)

pp. 165-166

Encountering Modernity, and: South African National Cinema (review)

pp. 166-169

The Afro-Brazilian Mind: Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Literary and Cultural Criticism, and: Ossobó: Essays on the Literature of São Tomé and Príncipe (review)

pp. 169-171

Not so Plain as Black and White: Afro-German Culture and History, 1890–2000 (review)

pp. 171-172



p. 173

Index to Volume 39

Index to Volume 39

pp. 175-179