Research in African Literatures

Research in African Literatures 31.2, Summer 2000

Contents

Articles

    Chait, Sandra.
  • Mythology, Magic Realism, and White Writing after Apartheid.
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    Subject Headings:
    • Brink, André Philippus, 1935- Cape of storms: the first life of Adamastor.
    • Nicol, Mike, 1951- Horseman.
    • South African literature (English) -- 20th century -- White authors -- History and criticism.
    Losambe, Lokangaka.
  • Carnival as an Embedded Narrative in Mbulelo Mzamane's Short Stories.
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    Subject Headings:
    • Mzamane, Mbulelo, 1948- Mzala.
    • Carnival in literature.
    • Short stories, Southern African (English) -- 20th century -- Black authors -- History and criticism.
    Vivan, Itala.
  • Geography, Literature, and the African Territory: Some Observations on the Western Map and the Representation of Territory in the South African Literary Imagination .
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    Subject Headings:
    • Africa -- In literature.
    • South African literature -- 20th century -- White authors -- History and criticism.
    • South African literature -- 20th century -- Black authors -- History and criticism.
    Little, J. P. (Janet Patricia)
  • Autofiction and Cheikh Hamidou Kane's L'aventure ambiguë .
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    Subject Headings:
    • Kane, Hamidou. Aventure ambiguë.
    • Autobiographical fiction, French -- Senegal -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
    Djiffack, André.
  • The Myth of Ruben .
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    Subject Headings:
    • Beti, Mongo, 1932- -- Criticism and interpretation.
    • Beti, Mongo, 1932- -- Characters -- Ruben Um Nyobè.
    • Um Nyobè, Ruben, 1913?-1958 -- In literature.
    Jones, Jim, 1953-
  • Fact and Fiction in God's Bits of Wood .
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    Subject Headings:
    • Sembène, Ousmane, 1923- Bouts de bois de Dieu.
    • Strikes and lockouts in literature.
    • Strikes and lockouts -- Railroads -- Africa, French-speaking West -- History.
    Klaw, Barbara.
  • Mariama Bâ's Une si longue lettre and Subverting a Mythology of Sex-Based Oppression .
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bâ, Mariama. Si longue lettre.
    • Marriage in literature.
    • Senegalese literature (French) -- 20th century -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
    Asante-Darko, Kwaku.
  • The Co-Centrality of Racial Conciliation in Negritude Literature .
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    Subject Headings:
    • Negritude (Literary movement)
    • Race relations in literature.
    • African literature (French) -- 20th century -- History and criticism.

Commentary

Interview

Review Essays

    Gikandi, Simon.
  • Traveling Theory: Ngugi's Return to English.
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    Subject Headings:
    • Ngugi wa Thiongo, 1938- Writers in politics: a re-engagement with issues of literature and society.
    • Ngugi wa Thiongo, 1938- Penpoints, gunpoints, and dreams: toward a critical theory of the arts and the state in Africa.
    • African literature -- History and criticism.
    • African literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.

Book Reviews

    Livingston, Robert Eric.
  • Ngugi and African Post-Colonial Narrative: The Novel as Oral Narrative in Multi-Genre Performance (review) .
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    Subject Headings:
    • Balogun, Fidelis Odun, 1946- Ngugi and African post-colonial narrative: the novel as oral narrative in multi-genre performance.
    • Ngugi wa Thiongo, 1938- -- Criticism and interpretation.
    Kom, Ambroise, 1946-
    Mitsch, R. H., tr.
  • New Directions in African Fiction, and: Contemporary African Fiction (review) .
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wright, Derek. New directions in African fiction.
    • Wright, Derek, ed. Contemporary African fiction.
    • African fiction (English) -- History and criticism.
    • Literature and society -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.
    Dash, J. Michael.
  • Historical Thought and Literary Representation in West Indian Literature (review) .
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wilson-Tagoe, Nana. Historical thought and literary representation in West Indian literature.
    • West Indian literature (English) -- History and criticism.
    Austen, Ralph A.
  • Les épopées d'Afrique noire (review) .
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    Subject Headings:
    • Kesteloot, Lilyan, comp. Épopées d'Afrique noire.
    • Dieng, Bassirou, comp.
    • Epic literature, African -- History and criticism.
    Ogunsanwo, Olatubosun.
  • Magical Realism in West African Fiction: Seeing with a Third Eye (review) .
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    Subject Headings:
    • Cooper, Brenda. Magical realism in West African fiction: seeing with a third eye.
    • West African fiction (English) -- History and criticism.
    Drewal, Margaret Thompson.
  • Osun Seegesi: The Elegant Deity of Wealth, Power, and Femininity (review) .
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    Subject Headings:
    • Badejo, Diedre. Osun Seegesi: the elegant deity of wealth, power, and femininity.
    • Osun (Yoruba deity)
    Lindeborg, Ruth H.
  • Maps of Englishness: Writing Identity in the Culture of Colonialism (review) .
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    Subject Headings:
    • Gikandi, Simon. Maps of Englishness: writing identity in the culture of colonialism.
    • English prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
    Benítez Rojo, Antonio, 1931-
  • Islands and Exiles: The Creole Identities of Post/Colonial Literature (review) .
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bongie, Chris. Islands and exiles: the creole identities of post/colonial literature.
    • Developing countries -- Literatures -- History and criticism.
    Desai, Gaurav Gajanan.
  • Colonial Inscriptions: Race, Sex, and Class in Kenya (review) .
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    Subject Headings:
    • Shaw, Carolyn Martin, 1944- Colonial inscriptions: race, sex, and class in Kenya.
    • Kenya -- Social conditions.
    Viswanathan, Gauri.
  • Cultural Institutions of the Novel (review) .
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    Subject Headings:
    • Lynch, Deidre, ed. Cultural institutions of the novel.
    • Warner, William Beatty, ed.
    • Fiction -- History and criticism.
    Bourguignon, Erika, 1924-
  • Encyclopedia of Precolonial Africa: Archaeology, History, Languages, Cultures, and Environments (review) .
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    Subject Headings:
    • Vogel, Joseph O., ed. Encyclopedia of precolonial Africa: archaeology, history, languages, cultures, and environments.
    • Africa -- Encyclopedias.



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