Uniting a feeling of the political dimensions of language appropriation with a significant, but available linguistic terminology, The African Palimpsest examines the suggestions of 'indigenization' wherein West African writers have made their literary English or French distinctively 'African'. throughout the apt metaphor of the palimpsest - a floor that has been written on, written over, in part erased and written another time - the e-book examines such famous West African writers as Achebe, Armah, Ekwensi, Kourouma, Okara, Saro-Wiwa, Soyinka and Tutuola in addition to lesser-known writers from francophone and anglophone Africa. offering a very good number of case-studies in Nigerian Pidgin, Akan, Igbo, Maninka, Yoruba, Wolof and different African languages, the e-book additionally clarifies the very important interface among Europhone African writing and the hot shops for African creative expression in (auto-)translation, broadcast tv, radio and picture. Hailed as a vintage within the Nineties, The African Palimpsest is the following reprinted in a com¬pletely revised variation, with a brand new creation, up to date information and bibliography, and with due attention of newer theoretical techniques. compliment FOR THE AFRICAN PALIMPSEST UPON ITS FIRST e-book "A very priceless publication . an in depth exploration in its obstacle with language swap as validated in post-colonial African literatures" (Bill Ashcroft, collage of recent South Wales) - "Apart from its nice documentary worth, The African Palimpsest offers many theoretical suggestions that would be priceless to students of African litera¬tures, linguists normally . in addition to comparatists who are looking to achieve clean insights into the techniques in which Vulgar Latin as soon as gave start to the Romance languages." (Ahmed Sheikh Bangura, college of California, Santa Barbara) - "As Zabus' booklet indicates, it's the quarter the place a few of the languages of a group meet and cross-over . that's more likely to give you the best website for the iteration of a brand new literature that's real to the genuine linguistic scenario that pertains in loads of contem¬porary city Africa." (Stewart Brown, collage of Birmingham) CHANTAL ZABUS is Professor of British and Postcolonial Literatures on the Univer¬sity Paris thirteen. She is the writer of Tempests after Shakespeare (2002) and among Rites and Rights: Excision in Women's Texts and Human Contexts (2007). She has edited Le mystery: Motif et moteur de los angeles littérature (with Jacques Derrida, 1999); Changements au féminin en Afrique noire (2000), and anxious Symmetries: Essays and tales round Excision and Circumcision (forthcoming 2008).
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