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Remapping African Literature


Remapping African Literature


African Histories and Modernities

von: Olabode Ibironke

103,52 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 12.02.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9783319692968
Sprache: englisch

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This book is an exploration of the material conditions of the production of African literature. Drawing on the archives of Heinemann’s African Writers Series, it highlights the procedures, relationships, demands, ideologies, and counterpressures engendered by the publication of three major authors: Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, and Ngugi wa Thiongo. As a study of the history and techniques of African literary texts, this book advances a theory of reciprocity of effects - what it terms 'auto-heteronomy' - to describe the dynamic of formalist activism by which texts anticipate and shape the forces of literary production in advance. It serves as a departure from the 'death of the author' thesis by reconsidering the role of the author in African literature and culture industry, as well as the influence of African publics on writers’ aesthetic choices, and on the overall processes of production. This work is a major contribution to African literary history, literary criticism, and book history.
Preface.- Introduction.1. The Commonwealth Impresario.2. The Literary Scramble for Africa: Selection and The practice of Hierarchies.3. The Seeds of the Series: Chinua Achebe and the Educational Publisher.4. Wole Soyinka: The Pan-African Literary Practice.5. Ngugi: Language, Publics, and Production.6. Postcolonialism: Dialectic of Autonomy and Determinism.- Conclusion.
Olabode Ibironke is Assistant Professor of English at Rutgers University, USA.
This book is an exploration of the material conditions of the production of African literature. Drawing on the archives of Heinemann’s African Writers Series, it highlights the procedures, relationships, demands, ideologies, and counterpressures engendered by the publication of three major authors: Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, and Ngugi wa Thiongo. As a study of the history and techniques of African literary texts, this book advances a theory of reciprocity of effects - what it terms 'auto-heteronomy' - to describe the dynamic of formalist activism by which texts anticipate and shape the forces of literary production in advance. It serves as a departure from the 'death of the author' thesis by reconsidering the role of the author in African literature and culture industry, as well as the influence of African publics on writers’ aesthetic choices, and on the overall processes of production. This work is a major contribution to African literary history, literary criticism, and book history. 
Challenges current approaches to African book history by setting up a dialogue between literary production and the texts themselvesCovers previously unexamined material from the African Writers SeriesProvides an interdisciplinary study of African literature and history
Challenges current approaches to African book history by setting up a dialogue between literary production and the texts themselvesCovers previously unexamined material from the African Writers SeriesProvides an interdisciplinary study of African literature and history

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