African Literature, Animism and Politics: Writing Africa (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures v. 4)
By: Caroline Rooney (author)Hardback
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This book marks an important contribution to colonial and postcolonial studies in its clarification of the African discourse of consciousness and its far-reaching analyses of a literature of animism. It will be of great interest to scholars in many fields including literary and critical theory, philosophy, anthropology, politics and psychoanalysis.
Introduction Part I: Clandestine Antigones and the Pre-Post-Colonial 1. Clandestine antigones 2. Non-belonging: the family without origin; the origin without family 3. Fetishism and a politics of the other 4. The pre-post-colonial and the Abiku 5. The question of a regressive hybridity 6. The death drive and spirit possession 7. Antigone and negotiation Part II: From Hegel on Africa Towards a Reading of African Writing 8. Hegel on Africa 9. The narcissistic aesthetic 10. The art of the undeniable 11. A walk with 'A Walk in the Night'
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