By Siga Fatima Jagne, Pushpa Naidu Parekh
Postcolonial African writers have made a huge contribution to global literature. those writers often study such concerns as rising identities within the postcolonial weather, neo-colonialism and new kinds of oppression, cultural and political hegemonies, neo-elitism, language appropriation, and monetary instability. over the past decade, their works have elicited expanding serious recognition. This reference booklet overviews the richness of postcolonial African literature. the amount specializes in how postcoloniality is mirrored within the novels, poetry, prose, and drama of significant, minor, and rising writers from various nations in Africa, together with consultant North and South African writers in addition to writers of the Indian diaspora born in Africa. whereas authors in indigenous African languages proceed to supply precious works, the amount mostly considers Anglophone and Francophone authors, besides Lusophone writers.The reference ebook starts with an introductory essay on postcolonial feedback and African writing. the amount then provides alphabetically prepared profiles of roughly 60 writers, resembling Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Buchi Emecheta, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Tabar Ben Jelloun, Doris Lessing, Peter Nazareth, Gabriel Okara, Femi Osofisan, and Efua Theodora Sutherland. each one access features a short biography, a dialogue of significant works and topics that seem within the author's writings, an summary of the serious reaction to the author's works, and a bibliography of fundamental and secondary resources. those profiles are written through specialist members and replicate many worthy views. the quantity concludes with a particular basic bibliography of crucial serious works on postcolonial African literature.
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Because of the plurality of positions and spots that African women inhabit, mostly in the margins, it is important for them to ‘‘throw’’ their voices into the established discourse. Only then will they be heard. NOTES 1. : Heinemann, 1986), 108; Bessie Head, A Woman Alone: Autobiographical Writings, ed. : Heinemann, 1990), 79. 2. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, ‘‘Marginality and the Teaching Machine,’’ Outside in the Teaching Machine (New York: Routledge, 1993), 53, 55. 3. Homi Bhabha, ‘‘Remembering Fanon: Self, Psyche, and the Colonial Condition,’’ Colonial Discourse and Postcolonial Theory: A Reader, ed.
54. , 13. 55. ’’ 295. INTRODUCTION 17 56. Adrienne Rich, Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution (New York: Norton, 1976), 48. 57. ’’ 306. 58. , 287. 59. , 295. 60. Margaret Walker, ‘‘Being Female, Black, and Free,’’ The Writer on Her Work, ed. Janet Sternburg (New York: W. W. , 1980), 101. CHINUA ACHEBE (1930– ) BIOGRAPHY Chinua Achebe was born in Ogidi in eastern Nigeria on November 16, 1930, to Isaiah Okafor Achebe and Janet Achebe. His parents, though they instilled in him many of the values of their traditional Igbo culture, were devout evangelical Protestants; his childhood, therefore, was marked by the rich ambivalence of a complex inheritance.
306. 58. , 287. 59. , 295. 60. Margaret Walker, ‘‘Being Female, Black, and Free,’’ The Writer on Her Work, ed. Janet Sternburg (New York: W. W. , 1980), 101. CHINUA ACHEBE (1930– ) BIOGRAPHY Chinua Achebe was born in Ogidi in eastern Nigeria on November 16, 1930, to Isaiah Okafor Achebe and Janet Achebe. His parents, though they instilled in him many of the values of their traditional Igbo culture, were devout evangelical Protestants; his childhood, therefore, was marked by the rich ambivalence of a complex inheritance.