A NEW GENERATION OF AFRICAN WRITERS, migration, material culture & language

: Cooper (B.)

R 220.00
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182 pp., paperback, Woodbridge & Pitermaritzburg, 2008


"Brenda Cooper tracks the journeys undertaken by a new generation of African writers, their protagonists and the solid objects that populate their fiction, to depict the material realities of their multiple worlds and languages".

Includes chapters on Biyi Bandele's "The Street", Leila Aboulela's "The Translator" and "Coloured Lights", Jamal Mahoub's "The Carrier", Moses Isegawa's "Abyssinian Chronicles" and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Purple Hibiscus" and "Half of a Yellow Sun".

Brenda Cooper is Director of the Centre for African Studies and a professor in the Department of English Language & Literature at the University of Cape Town.