Africa in the Contemporary Spanish Novel, 1990-2010
Mahan L. Ellison (Author)
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The time period of 1990-2010 marks a significant moment in Spanish literary publishing that emphasized a new focus on Africa and African voices and signaled the beginning of a publishing boom of Hispano-African authors and themes. Africa in the Contemporary Spanish Novel, 1990-2010 analyzes the strategies that Spanish and Hispano-African authors employ when writing about Africa in the contemporary Spanish novel. Focusing on the former Spanish colonial territories of Morocco, Western Sahara, and Equatorial Guinea, Mahan L. Ellison analyzes the post-colonial literary discourse about these regions at the turn of the twenty-first century. He examines the new ways of conceptualizing Africa that depart from an Orientalist framework as advanced by novelists such as Lorenzo Silva, Concha Lopez Sarasua, Ramon Mayrata, and others. Throughout, Ellison also places the novels within their historical context, specifically engaging with the theoretical ideas of Edward Said's Orientalism (1978), to determine to what extent his analysis of Orientalist discourse still holds value for a study of the Spanish novel of thirty years later.
About the Author
Mahan L. Ellison is associate professor of Spanish at Bridgewater College.
- Contributor: Mahan L. Ellison
- Imprint: Lexington Books
- ISBN13: 9781793607447
- Number of Pages: 212
- Packaged Dimensions: 152x230x15mm
- Packaged Weight: 322
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Lexington Books
- Release Date: 2023-03-15
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Mahan L. Ellison is associate professor of Spanish at Bridgewater College.
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