Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945

ISBN-10: 0231125208
ISBN-13: 9780231125208
Edition: 2007
Description: The English-language literary traditions of East Africa transcend the geographical and geopolitical boundaries of the former British colonies. This volume begins with a chronology of key historical events and an overview of the emergence and  More...
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Copyright Year: 2007
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 4/24/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The English-language literary traditions of East Africa transcend the geographical and geopolitical boundaries of the former British colonies. This volume begins with a chronology of key historical events and an overview of the emergence and transformation of literary culture in the region.

Simon Gikandi is professor of English at Princeton University. His major fields of research and teaching are the Anglophone literatures and cultures of Africa, India, the Caribbean, and postcolonial Britian, the "Black" Atlantic, and the African diaspora. He is the author of numerous books, including Writing in Limbo: Modernism and Caribbean Literature, Maps of Englishness: Writing Identity in the Culture of Colonialism, and Ngugi wa Thiong'o, which was chosen as a ChoiceOutstanding Academic Publication. He is also the coeditor of The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literatureand the editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of African Literature.Evan Mwangi is assistant professor of English specializing in twentieth-century Anglophone African literature at Northwestern University. Previously, he has taught at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and Ohio University, and his published works cover different areas of African oral narrative, theater, poetry, and fiction.

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