|Series||Conflictstudies -- no.130|
|Contributions||Institute for the Study of Conflict.|
Paul Nugent has written one of the most impressive single-volume texts on African history--with a good chance that it is the best. This book reads smoothly while covering a vast continental terrain, including north Africa; and explores issues, questions, episodes in great depth. Nugent is able to handle complexity without drowning the reader in by: Focusing on themes such as collaboration, reconciliation, identity, history, and memory, Nation-Building, Propaganda, and Literature in Francophone Africa elaborates a broader understanding of the circumstances of African colonization, modern African nation-state formation, and the complex cultural dynamics at work in Africa since by: The book, Ceux qui sortent dans la nuit (Those Who Go Out at Night) was published by Grasset, a French imprint. This is not uncommon: . Omotoso, who has lived in South Africa since , picks Sefi Atta's novel about a woman returning home from London to Lagos, and Fiston Mwanza Mujila's haunting Tram 9.
Dr. Richard Gray, assistant professor of French, has published a book entitled Francophone African Poetry and Drama: A Cultural History since the s (McFarland ). About the Book (publisher's description): Scholars examining literature from former French colonies sometimes view it wrongly as simply an outgrowth of colonial literature. His previous books include African Psycho, Broken Glass Memoirs of a Porcupine and Black Bazaar. In he was listed as a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize. Alain Mabanckou will be joinning us at #AfricaWrites17 on July 2nd. Book now. Fatou Diome. Fatou Diome was born in in Niodior, a small island in Senegal. Felwine Sarr. The name of this publisher, writer, economist, professor and musician has been on everyone’s lips since with the publication of his fourth book, an essay titled Afrotopia.. ‘Afrotopia’ is a word he coined to mean ‘an active utopia with the goal to bring out the vast spaces of the possible in the African reality in order to fertilise them’. Most nations in Africa were colonized by European states in the early modern era, including a burst of colonization in the Scramble for Africa from to But this condition was reversed over the course of the next century by independence are the dates of independence for African nations.
Get this from a library! State and society in Francophone Africa since independence. [A H M Kirk-Greene; Daniel Bach;] -- This collection of essays by leading European and African scholars examines the politics, economics, international relations and aspects of the literary scene of France and of the former territories. 9/25/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. Richard Gray, assistant professor of French at Ashland University, has written a new book titled “Francophone African Poetry and Drama: A Cultural History since the s,” published by McFarland. “I wrote this book because I wanted to challenge the traditional notion that literature created in the former French colonies of Africa is merely an outgrowth of. Before the recent explosion of interest in francophone North African literature, one of the most significant early studies of the Maghrebian novel was Abdelkébir Khatibi's Le Roman maghrébin, published in Khatibi's readings associate the novel closely with the political context of the War of Independence. Filmmakers in sub-Saharan francophone Africa have been using cinema since independence in the sixties to challenge existing Western stereotypes of the continent. The author shows how directors working in a postcolonial context that has inevitably influenced film agendas and styles have produced a range of alternative, challenging representations.