African Literature, Animism and Politics

Rooney, Caroline R. (2006) African Literature, Animism and Politics. Routledge, 256 pp. ISBN 9780415418553 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This book considers ways in which inventions of Africa differ from inventions of the Orient. It identifies debates over the status of African thought as constituting one of the main preoccupations of a certain Africanist discourse. Here, Africa has been repeatedly construed as both unthinking and unthinkable. This book sets itself up against this tradition in re-addressing questions of animism, hybridity, and fetishism, and in attending to a writing Africa, an Africa that invents itself.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: J.P.W. Joseph
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2008 21:13
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 11:52
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5488 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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