Postcolonial Imaginations and Moral Representations in African Literature and Culture.
By: Eze, Chielozona.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2011Description: 1 online resource (157 p.).ISBN: 9780739145081.Subject(s): Africa - Intellectual life - 20th century | Africa -- Intellectual life -- 20th century | Africa - Intellectual life - 21st century | Africa -- Intellectual life -- 21st century | African literature - 20th century - History and criticism | African literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | African literature - 21st century - History and criticism | African literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism | Ethics in literature | Ethics in literature | Postcolonialism - Africa | Postcolonialism -- Africa | Postcolonialism in literature | Postcolonialism in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Postcolonial Imaginations and Moral Representations in African Literature and CultureDDC classification: 809.896 LOC classification: PL8010 .Ez899 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Postcolonial Imagination and Moral Representations-Africa in Discourse and Culture; Chapter One: Postcolonial States of Injury and Moral Imaginations; Chapter Two: The Moral Reinvention of Africa; Chapter Three: Things Fall Apart and the Invention of African Culture; Chapter Four: The Pitfalls of African Feminism; Chapter Five: Robert Mugabe and the Symbolic Power of History; Chapter Six: Frantz Fanon and the Search for New Discourse Paradigms; Chapter Seven: Wole Soyinka and the Moral Foundations of Community
Chapter Eight: Literature and the Task of Increasing the Sum Total of HumanityBibliography; Index; About the Author
Following in the footsteps of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, the tenor of the postcolonial African culture has been justifiably anti-imperialist. In the 21st century, however, there has been a gradual but certain shift away from the "write-back" discourse paradigm, towards more integrative, globally inflected cultural interpretive models in Africa. This book celebrates the emergence of new interpretive paradigms such as in African philosophy, gender studies and literature.
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