African Cultures and Literatures: A Miscellany (Matatu 41)

African Cultures and Literatures: A Miscellany (Matatu 41)

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Besides searching book reviews, an interview with the writer Tijan M. Sallah, a full report on the 6th Ethiopian International Film Festival, and a stimulating selection of creative writing (including a showcase of recent South African poetry), this issue of Matatu offers general essays on African women's poetry, anglophone Cameroonian literature, and Zimbabwean fiction of the Gukurahundi period, along with studies of J.M. Coetzee, Kalpana Lalji, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Aminata Sow Fall, Wole Soyinka, and Yvonne Vera. The bulk of this issue, however, is given over to coverage of cultural and sociological topics from North Africa to the Cape, ranging from cultural identity in contemporary North Africa, two contributions on Kenyan naming ceremonies and initiation songs, and three studies of the function of Shona and Ndebele proverbs, to national history in Zimbabwean autobiography, traditional mourning dress of the Akans of Ghana, and the precolonial origins of traditional leadership in South Africa. Contributors: Jude Aigbe Agho, Nasima Ali, Uchenna Bethrand Anih, Aboneh Ashagrie, Francis T. Cheo, Gordon Collier, Abdel Karim Daragmeh, Geoffrey V. Davis, Nozizwe Dhlamini, Kola Eke, Phyllis Forster, Frances Hardie, James Hlongwana, Pede Hollist, John M. Kobia, Samuelson Freddie Khunou, Mea Lashbrooke, Maria J. Lopez, Brian Macaskill, Evans Mandova, Richard Sgadreck Maposa, Michael Mazuru, Corwin L. Mhlahlo. Zanoxolo Mnqobi Mkhize, Kobus Moolman, Thamsanqa Moyo, Felix M. Muchomba, Collins Kenga Mumbo, Tabitha Wanja Mwangi, Bhekezakhe Ncube, Christopher Joseph Odhiambo, Ode S. Ogede, H. Oby Okolocha, Wumi Raji, Dosia Reichhardt, Rashi Rohatgi, Kamal Salhi, Ekremah Shehab, Faith Sibanda, John A Stotesbury, Nick Mdika Tembo, Kenneth Usongo, Wellington Wasosa.


Literature: General Kola Eke: Responses to Patriarchy in African Women's Poetry Francis T. Cheo: A Mirror of Convergence: Association and Racism in Anglophone Cameroonian Literature Thamsanqa Moyo, Faith Sibanda, and Michael Mazuru: Angles of Telling and Angles on Reality: Representations of the Gukurahundi Period in Selected Zimbabwean Fiction in Shona, Ndebele, and English Literature: Individual Authors Jude Aigbe Agho: Class Conflict and the Rise of the `Proletarian' Novel in Africa Nick Mdika Tembo: History, Religion, and the Dramaturgy of Victimization and Betrayal: Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman and Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Ngugi wa Mirii's I Will Marry When I Want Kenneth Usongo: Resisting Oppression: I Will Marry When I Want and the (Re)Writing of History Corwin L. Mhlahlo: Advocating a Nameable Desire: Yvonne Vera's Without a Name Uchenna Bethrand Anih: A Womanist Reading of Douceurs du bercail by Aminata Sow Fall Rashi Rohatgi: Postcolonial Hindi Translation in Mauritius: The Case of Kalpana Lalji's Amargeet Brian Macaskill: Entr'acte: Cannibalism, Semiophagy, and the Plunk-Plink-Plonk of Banjo Strings in J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace Abdel Karim Daragmeh and Ekremah Shehab: Signs Tell Their Own Stories: Rethinking the Status of Writing and Speech in J.M. Coetzee's Foe Creative Writing Pede Hollist: Resettlement Showcase South Africa Dosia Reichardt: Introduction Kobus Moolman: What He Did/One Version of the Road Mea Lashbrooke: letter to sacred ibis Zanoxolo Mnqobi Mkhize: The long walk home Frances Hardie: To Whom It May Concern/Pipe Dream Nasima Ali: Uprooted H. Oby Okolocha: BlackBerry Tabitha Wanja Mwangi: Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall Felix M. Muchomba: On the Road to Change African Societies and Cultural Expression Phyllis Forster: Traditional Mourning Dress of the Akans of Ghana Samuelson Freddie Khunou: The Origin and Nature of Traditional Leadership in South Africa: A Precolonial Perspective James Hlongwana, R.S. Maposa, and Thamsanqa Moyo: Sithole, Nkomo, Muzorewa, and the Birth of Zimbabwe: A Reconsideration of Autobiography as a Literary Mode of National History Thamsanqa Moyo, Bhekezakhe Ncube, and Nozizwe Dhlamini: Peace, Conflict Management, and the Ndebele Proverb Evans Mandova: The Shona Proverb as an Expression of Unhu/Ubuntu Wellington Wasosa and Evans Mandova: The Role of Proverbs in the Shona Judicial System with Special Reference to Nhango Dzokusuma Nyaya Padare Collins Kenga Mumbo: Artistic Techniques of Expression in the Performance of the Mijikenda Naming Ceremony Vyalusa of Kenya John M. Kobia: Gender Roles in African Oral Literature: A Case Study of Initiation Songs Among the Igembe People of Meru of Kenya Kamal Salhi: Recontextualizing and Reconfiguring Cultural Identity in Contemporary North Africa Aboneh Ashagrie: African Cinema: The 6th Ethiopian International Film Festival, 7-14 November 2011 Wumi Raji: The Amphibian's Dilemma: An Interview with TIJAN M. SALLAH Reviews Gordon Collier: Reference Galore Ode Ogede: Crossing Cultures Ode Ogede: Teaching the African Novel Geoffrey V. Davis: Swimming Against the Tide Christopher Joseph Odhiambo: East Africa Reclaimed Geoffrey V. Davis: "Urging Readers to Know the Books Written Earlier" John A Stotesbury: A Remarkably Rich History Maria J . Lopez: A Different Southern Africa Books Received Notes on Contributors Notes for Contributors

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