Beyond the Canebrakes: Caribbean Women Writers in Canada is a text of fifteen essays and two interviews that examine the work of West Indian women writers living in Canada. The essays examine the work of literary artists—Claire Harris, Olive Senior, Lillian Allen, Afua Cooper, Dionne Brand, M. Nourbese Philip, Nalo Hopkinson, Pamela Mordecai, and Makeda Silvera— as an integral not marginal element of the Canadian and world literature canons
In Borderline Movements in African Fiction, Losambe uses African fiction to test the validity and relevance of critical assumptions made by postcolonial African metatheorists--nativists, assimilationists and syncretists-- as they try to define African subjectivity and derive an immanent African epistemological order from it.
Camel Tracks is a new volume of critical essays on the francophone literatures of countries in the African Sahel, which includes large parts of countries that lie south of the Sahara desert. Too often defined as a geographical space (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, and Senegal), the Sahel is uniquely examined in this collection as a zone of literary creativity.
Changing Currents: Transnational Caribbean Literary and Cultural Criticism is a groundbreaking text of fifteen essays that present new modes of access for, as well as alternative meanings to, a number of well-known and not so well-known literary works, authors, and cultural aspects of the English-, French-, and Spanish-speaking areas of the Caribbean.
Born in Ogidi, southeastern Nigeria, on November 16, 1940, Chinua Achebe has become one of the world’s leading fiction writers. He is a fascinating writer, whose life is of the stuff that makes fiction. Growing up in the cultural crossroads of colonial Nigeria, he lived and mediated in a world in which his people moved between allegiance to traditional Igbo beliefs and values and those introduced by the British colonialism, particularly Anglican Christianity under the Church Missionary Society.
As an award-winning creative writer, Ojo-Ade also reflects upon his art from the vantage point of a committed African encountering the implacable West. With his usual forthrightness and integrity, he challenges himself and others to face the facts of cultural imperialism, and to engage in the process of re-valuation of Self and Society so that Africa’s children the world over may regain their humanity.
Constructing Incest Stories: Black Women’s Voices in Fact and Fiction provides a highly original perspective on incest by an illuminating fusion of social science research and literary analysis.The analysis of the process of the construction of “factual” stories serves as a springboard for examining the problematics of narrative construction in five fictional works whose plots are built around incest: Karen E. Quinones Miller’s I’m Telling, Donna Hill’s In My Bedroom, Sapphire/ Ramona Lofton’s Push, Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, and Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye.
This book presents plurality and globalization concepts from African perspectives, using Yoruba and a few other African cultures as examples. From discourses on New World and twenty-first century migration, trans-nationalism, slavery, to identity and African Islamic cultural performances, the book adopts discourse methodology that is rooted in both African cultural rhetoric and Western analytical traditions. It discusses travel, exile, and the 21st Century pluralistic world and the search for cultural acceptance by immigrants in their newly adopted homes and native communities they left behind.