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In African studies, the “Echeruoan ideal” is understood as an intervention or intellectual engagement characterized by a broadness of vision as well as a depth of analysis. The essays gathered in this volume celebrate that ideal and honor Echeruo’s contribution to the African intellectual tradition. Editors Nwosu and Obiwu explore the driving forces in the literature of Africa and the African diaspora. Contributors examine such themes as migration and exile, trauma and repression, violence and rebellion, and gender and human rights. Showcasing a rich diversity of cultural and academic backgrounds, this volume inaugurates a new paradigm for further examination of African literature as world literature and for analysis of African literature through the lens of psychoanalytic semiotics. While varied in modes of inquiry, the essays are unified in their ambition to explore new theoretical directions, reinvigorating the conversation around how African literature is read and studied.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. Maik Nwosu
  3. pp. vii-xii
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  1. 1. Special Focus
  2. Obiwu
  3. pp. 1-22
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  1. Part One
  2. pp. 23-24
  1. 2. The Figuration of the Un
  2. Maik Nwosu
  3. pp. 25-43
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  1. 3. In “the Vortex of the Expulsion”
  2. Rashna B. Singh
  3. pp. 44-72
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  1. Part Two
  2. pp. 73-74
  1. 4. Jacques Lacan in Africa
  2. Obiwu
  3. pp. 75-93
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  1. 5. (Re)Defining the Self through Traumain West African Postcolonial Short Fiction
  2. Bojana Coulibaly
  3. pp. 94-109
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  1. 6. African Postcolonial Imaginationand the Moral Challenges of Our Times
  2. Chielozona Eze
  3. pp. 110-126
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  1. Part Three
  2. pp. 127-128
  1. 7. Survivalist Autobiographies
  2. Glen Bush
  3. pp. 129-152
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  1. 8. Rebellion as a Narrative Strategyin Southern African Women’s Writing
  2. Kanchana Ugbabe
  3. pp. 153-165
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  1. 9. Rewriting Human Rights
  2. Heather Hewett
  3. pp. 166-184
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  1. Part Four
  2. pp. 185-186
  1. 10. Dialogism, African Poetics, andContemporary Nigerian Poetry in English
  2. Sule E. Egya
  3. pp. 187-207
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  1. 11. Confronting Politics through History
  2. Dul Johnson
  3. pp. 208-236
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  1. 12. Special Report
  2. Maik Nwosu and Obi Nwakanma
  3. pp. 237-254
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  1. References
  2. pp. 255-276
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 277-280
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 281-291
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780815653103
Related ISBN
9780815633877
MARC Record
OCLC
910274613
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2015-05-28
Language
English
Open Access
No
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