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Eastern African literatures : towards an aesthetics of proximity / Russell West-Pavlov.

By: Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Oxford studies in postcolonial literatures in EnglishOxford studies in postcolonial literatures in EnglishPublication details: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2018.Edition: First editionDescription: xix, 219 pages : maps ; 21 cmISBN:
  • 9780198745723 (hbk.)
  • 0198745729 (hbk.)
Subject(s): Genre/Form: DDC classification:
  • 820.99676 23 WES
Contents:
Introduction: Towards an aesthetic of proximity. --
Part I: Territories: Coast -- 1. Land -- 2. Cities. --
Part II: Histories: Precolonial histories -- 3. Colonial histories -- 4. Postcolonial histories. --
Part III: Communities: Genders -- 5. Migratory identities -- 6. Eastern Africa in the Global South. -- 7. Conclusion: Eastern African literary futures.
Summary: The book offers an overview of Eastern African writing in English since the mid-twentieth century. It shows how proximate modes of literary communication, arising out of residual but vibrant traditions of oral communication, blend with contemporary media to produce hybrid genres of proximity specific to Eastern African literary production.
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Introduction: Towards an aesthetic of proximity. --

Part I: Territories: Coast --
1. Land --
2. Cities. --

Part II: Histories: Precolonial histories --
3. Colonial histories --
4. Postcolonial histories. --

Part III: Communities: Genders --
5. Migratory identities --
6. Eastern Africa in the Global South. --
7. Conclusion: Eastern African literary futures.

The book offers an overview of Eastern African writing in English since the mid-twentieth century. It shows how proximate modes of literary communication, arising out of residual but vibrant traditions of oral communication, blend with contemporary media to produce hybrid genres of proximity specific to Eastern African literary production.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-211) and index.

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