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Alt 31 Writing Africa in the Short Story: African Literature Today (Paperback)

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By Ernest N. Emenyonu (Editor), Blessing Diala-Ogamba (Contribution by), Ernest N. Emenyonu (Contribution by)
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African writers have, much more than the critics, recognized the beauty and potency of the short story. Always the least studied in African literature classrooms and the most critically overlooked genre in African literature today, the African short story is now given the attention it deserves. Contributors here take a close look at the African short story to re-define its own peculiar pedigree, chart its trajectory, critique its present state and examineits creative possibilities. They examine how the short story and the novel complement each other, or exist in contradistinction, within the context of culture and politics, history and public memory, legends, myths and folklore.

Ernest Emenyonu is Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Michigan-Flint, USA; the editorial board is composed of scholars from US, UK and African universities

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781847010810
ISBN-10: 1847010814
Publisher: James Currey
Publication Date: November 21st, 2013
Pages: 191
Language: English
Series: African Literature Today (Hardcover)