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Cambridge Companion to the African Novel

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ISBN-10: 052167168X

ISBN-13: 9780521671682

Edition: 2009

Authors: F. Abiola Irele

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List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.94" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Introduction: the African narrative tradition
The oral/literate interface
Chinua Achebe and the African novel
Protest and resistance
The Afrikaans novel
The African novel in Arabic
The Francophone novel in North Africa
The Francophone African novel in Sub-Saharan Africa
The historical novel
Magical realism and the African novel
The African novel and the feminine condition Nana
Bildungsroman and autobiography
The postcolonial condition
New voices and emerging themes
The critical reception of the African novel
Further reading