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Summary: \"Ousmane\'s satirical fable tells of the downfall of El Hadji, a member of the African elite who have taken the place of white businessmen in Francophone

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  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 1613746520
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 116
  • Language: English
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Description: "Ousmane's satirical fable tells of the downfall of El Hadji, a member of the African elite who have taken the place of white businessmen in Francophone Africa. The protagonist is stricken with xala--impotence--in a racous bedrroom scene with his new young wife. The novel subtly traces the interplay among his three wives as El Hadji desperately tries to over come the affliction. In his obsession he resorts to primitive incantation, and his unscrupulous business associates cynically reject their former friend." -- cover.


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Summary: Toundi Ondoua, the rural African protagonist of Houseboy, encounters a world of prisms that cast beautiful but unobtainable glimmers, especially for a blac

  • Author : Ferdinand Oyono
  • Publisher: Waveland Press
  • ISBN: 1478609907
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 122
  • Language: English
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Description: Toundi Ondoua, the rural African protagonist of Houseboy, encounters a world of prisms that cast beautiful but unobtainable glimmers, especially for a black youth in colonial Cameroon. Houseboy, written in the form of Toundis captivating diary and translated from the original French, discloses his awe of the white world and a web of unpredictable experiences. Early on, he escapes his fathers angry blows by seeking asylum with his benefactor, the local European priest who meets an untimely death. Toundi then becomes the Chief Europeans boythe dog of the King. Toundis attempt to fulfill a dream of advancement and improvement opens his eyes to troubling realities. Gradually, preconceptions of the Europeans come crashing down on him as he struggles with his identity, his place in society, and the changing culture.


Pdf ebook: Making Subject(s)

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Summary: First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

  • Author : Allen Carey-Webb
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317776992
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Views: 559
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Description: First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Pdf ebook: Cultural Representations of Massacre

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Summary: In this book, Parent puts together a history of representations of the 1944 mutiny in Senegal. Combining firsthand analysis of the works and their intertex

  • Author : S. Parent
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137274972
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 210
  • Language: English
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Description: In this book, Parent puts together a history of representations of the 1944 mutiny in Senegal. Combining firsthand analysis of the works and their intertextual interactions as well an external perspective, Parent engages with history, literature, film, poetics, and politics and highlights the importance of remembering the past.


Pdf ebook: Realisms in Contemporary Culture

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Summary: ‘Realism’ is a pervasive term in discussions of contemporary developments in the cultural sphere. By drawing on different theories of realism, the auth

  • Author : Dorothee Birke,Stella Butter
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110312913
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: ‘Realism’ is a pervasive term in discussions of contemporary developments in the cultural sphere. By drawing on different theories of realism, the authors explore how the term may be used as a helpful concept in order to analyse and evaluate current trends in cultural production and, in turn, how cultural production changes our understanding of what counts as ‘realism’. The contributions deal with realism in narrative fiction, drama and audiovisual media (film, television news) within the context of national traditions: examples drawn on in the case studies range from Africa, Britain, Germany, Iceland, Russia, Turkey to the United States. While the authors take their cues from media-specific ‘realisms’, focusing especially on narrative fiction, the volume also highlights continuities and intersections between notions of realism in different genres and media. With its original essays, this collection invigorates the transdisciplinary engagement with forms and socio-political functions of realism in contemporary culture.


Pdf ebook: Cruel City

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Summary: Under the pseudonym Eza Boto, Mongo Beti wrote Ville cruelle (Cruel City) in 1954 before he came to the world's attention with the publication of Le pauvre

  • Author : Mongo Beti
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253008301
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 196
  • Language: English
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Description: Under the pseudonym Eza Boto, Mongo Beti wrote Ville cruelle (Cruel City) in 1954 before he came to the world's attention with the publication of Le pauvre Christ de Bomba (The Poor Christ of Bomba). Cruel City tells the story of a young man's attempt to cope with capitalism and the rapid urbanization of his country. Banda, the protagonist, sets off to sell the year's cocoa harvest to earn the bride price for the woman he has chosen to wed. Due to a series of misfortunes, Banda loses both his crop and his bride to be. Making his way to the city, Banda is witness to a changing Africa, and as his journey progresses, the novel mirrors these changes in its style and language. Published here with the author's essay "Romancing Africa," the novel signifies a pivotal moment in African literature, a deliberate challenge to colonialism, and a new kind of African writing.


Pdf ebook: Chaka

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Summary: Chaka is a genuine masterpiece that represents one of the earliest major contributions of black Africa to the corpus of modern world literature. Mofolos fi

  • Author : Thomas Mofolo
  • Publisher: Waveland Press
  • ISBN: 1478609729
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 168
  • Language: English
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Description: Chaka is a genuine masterpiece that represents one of the earliest major contributions of black Africa to the corpus of modern world literature. Mofolos fictionalized life-story account of Chaka (Shaka), translated from Sesotho by D. P. Kunene, begins with the future Zulu kings birth followed by the unwarranted taunts and abuse he receives during childhood and adolescence. The author manipulates events leading to Chakas status of great Zulu warrior, conqueror, and king to emphasize classic tragedys psychological themes of ambition and power, cruelty, and ultimate ruin. Mofolos clever nods to the supernatural add symbolic value. Kunenes fine translation renders the dramatic and tragic tensions in Mofolos tale palpable as the richness of the authors own culture is revealed. A substantial introduction by the translator provides valuable context for modern readers.


Pdf ebook: Making Subject(s)

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Summary: First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

  • Author : Allen Carey-Webb
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317776984
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Views: 565
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Description: First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Pdf ebook: French Twentieth Bibliography

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Summary: This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliograp

  • Author : Douglas W. Alden
  • Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
  • ISBN: 9780945636861
  • Genre:
  • Number of Pages: 560
  • Language: English
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Description: This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.


Pdf ebook: Ecriture et texte

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  • Author : Simon Battestini
  • Publisher: Presses Université Laval
  • ISBN: 9782763775081
  • Genre: Africa
  • Number of Pages: 474
  • Language: English
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Pdf ebook: De la littérature coloniale à la littérature africaine

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Summary: La littérature africaine en langues européennes est confrontée, depuis ses origines, à une masse de textes issus de la littérature coloniale d'une gra

  • Author : Riesz Jànos
  • Publisher: KARTHALA Editions
  • ISBN: 2811121056
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 424
  • Language: English
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Description: La littérature africaine en langues européennes est confrontée, depuis ses origines, à une masse de textes issus de la littérature coloniale d'une grande variété tant par les genres et la thématique que par le talent de leurs auteurs. L'évolution de la littérature africaine peut être décrite comme processus de positionnement et d'émancipation face à cette vaste " bibliothèque coloniale ". Nous ne voulons pas nier l'influence des langues et cultures africaines indigènes respectives sur les littératures europhones naissantes. Mais elles sont spécifiques et se rapportent à la langue/culture d'origine de chaque auteur ou groupe d'auteurs, tandis que les clivages par rapport aux littératures européennes parlant de l'Afrique sont communs à des auteurs venant de langues et cultures différentes. Situer les littératures africaines en langues européennes par rapport aux littératures européennes de l'époque coloniale et post coloniale, c'est souligner leur unité : " On se pose en s'opposant ", selon la célèbre formule de Sartre. La langue du colonisateur, enseignée à l'école (ou à l'église ou à l'armée) et intériorisée par des procédés tels que la " récitation " ou la mémorisation, transporte avec elle des conceptions multiformes allant d'une imagerie à un répertoire de savoir populaire, incrusté dans des locutions figées et des métaphores qui ne sont plus perçues comme telles, à une vision du monde qui règle et détermine la vie en société aussi bien que les relations avec autrui, depuis les relations personnelles jusqu'aux rapports de forces entre collectivités : des jalousies individuelles aux rivalités économiques, querelles territoriales jusqu'aux guerres civiles et entre nations.


Pdf ebook: Dieu dans la littérature africaine

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Summary: L'analyse theologique des oeuvres litteraires revet un interet non negligeable pour la connaissance et l'evangelisation des cultures. Le present essai s'in

  • Author : Guillén Preckler Fernando
  • Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
  • ISBN: 8878392189
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 110
  • Language: English
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Description: L'analyse theologique des oeuvres litteraires revet un interet non negligeable pour la connaissance et l'evangelisation des cultures. Le present essai s'inscrit dans cette ligne en analysant trois romans majeurs de la litterature africaine du 20e siecle: Les bouts de bois de Dieu d'Ousmane Sembene, L'aventure ambigue de Cheikh Hamidou Kane et Le pauvre Christ de Bomba de Mongo Beti. Les trois auteurs jouissent d'une speciale renommee dans le vaste panorama de la litterature africaine. Nous notons la presence de deux senegalais et un camerounais, notre travail etant limite a ces pays. D'autre part ils representent differents univers spirituels and culturels. Ousmane Sembene a ete un auteur prolifique et aussi un directeur de cinema. Il represente la litterature engagee et sociale. Cheikh Hamidou Kane provient de la tradition islamique du Nord Senegal; il a assume de grandes responsabilites politiques et culturelles depuis le temps du president Senghor. Avec lui, nous cotoyons le drame de l'Afrique aux prises avec la culture occidentale. Mongo Beti est un camerounais inquiet qui a milite dans l'opposition et a connu l'exil. Eduque dans les missions catholiques, il est devenu un opposant a la foi, attache a la gauche francaise, mais avec une inspiration profondement africaine. A travers ces pages, nous nous proposons de poursuivre de facon tres modeste le chef d'oeuvre de Charles Moeller, veritable pionnier de l'analyse theologique des productions culturelles, et nous rapprocher ainsi de la premiere generation africaine qui a connu la foi chretienne. Cela pourra rendre un service efficace au moment de la nouvelle evangelisation demandee par Africae Munus (nn. 159-171).


Pdf ebook: Littérature africaine et sa critique

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  • Author : Locha Mateso
  • Publisher: KARTHALA Editions
  • ISBN: 9782865371532
  • Genre: African literature
  • Number of Pages: 399
  • Language: English
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Pdf ebook: Le roman ouest-africain de langue française

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Summary: On pourrait affirmer que la littérature de langue française ayant pour thème l'Afrique et ses hommes, si elle est africaine, l'est autant sous la plume

  • Author : Gandonou Albert
  • Publisher: KARTHALA Editions
  • ISBN: 281112120X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 358
  • Language: English
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Description: On pourrait affirmer que la littérature de langue française ayant pour thème l'Afrique et ses hommes, si elle est africaine, l'est autant sous la plume des écrivains blancs que sous celle des écrivains noirs. Mais cette étude de langue et de style paraît démontrer amplement qu'il ne s'agirait , ni plus ni moins que de littérature française. L'ouvrage tente de redéfinir la littérature francophone négro-africaine sur des critères autres que ceux de l'idéologie et de la race. La grammaire, l'étude attentive du lexique et de la syntaxe, permettent de poser un regard plus objectif sur la partie de la littérature française qui concerne l'Afrique.


Pdf ebook: La route

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Summary: L'image obsédante de la route parcourt toute l'oeuvre de l'écrivain nigérian Wole Soyinka, prix Nobel de littérature en 1986. Chemins, pistes et autoro

  • Author : Christiane Fioupou
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789051837315
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 390
  • Language: English
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Description: L'image obsédante de la route parcourt toute l'oeuvre de l'écrivain nigérian Wole Soyinka, prix Nobel de littérature en 1986. Chemins, pistes et autoroutes, voies construites par des «bâtisseurs d'empires» restituent à un premier niveau de lecture des réalités géographiques, sociales, linguistiques, économiques et politiques. A partir de La Route (pièce charnière publiée en 1965), le présent ouvrage explore toute l'oeuvre de Soyinka (théâtre, poésie, roman, autobiographie, essais) dans sa mobile complexité et tisse des réseaux de correspondances liés à la figure centrale et ambivalente d'Ogun, dieu yoruba du fer, de la créativité et de la destruction, mais aussi dieur de la Route.... Puisant dans la richesse des cultures africaines, Soyinka réinterprète l'espace métaphysique et mythique yoruba et le transforme en mythologie personnelle; il s'approprie en même temps divers modes de pensée et de représentation (imagerie biblique, théâtre rituel, grec, shakespearien ou brechtien) pour nous faire accéder à des itinéraires inconnus. Il nous permet ainsi d'explorer les routes de la transition avec leurs «êtres du passage» et leurs «créatures crépusculaires, » mais aussi celles hantées par les chauffards de la religion, de la politique et de la critique littéraire qui participent à la «danse macabre» contemporaine que l'auteur met en scène. La dynamique, l'ampleur et la complexité du thème de la route se retrouvent dans le mélange des genres et des formes constamment renouvelés de cette oeuvre mythopoétique et iconoclaste, tragique et satirique, comique et cosmique, parodique et truculente, restituant la complexité du monde dans sa transparence comme dans son opacité.


Pdf ebook: Third World Film Making and the West

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Summary: This volume is the first fully comprehensive account of film production in the Third World. Although they are usually ignored or marginalized in histories

  • Author : Roy Armes
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520908017
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 381
  • Language: English
  • Views: 370
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Description: This volume is the first fully comprehensive account of film production in the Third World. Although they are usually ignored or marginalized in histories of world cinema," Third World countries now produce well over half of the world’s films. Roy Armes sets out initially to place this huge output in a wider context, examining the forces of tradition and colonialism that have shaped the Third World--defined as those countries that have emerged from Western control but have not fully developed their economic potential or rejected the capitalist system in favor of some socialist alternative. He then considers the paradoxes of social structure and cultural life in the post-independence world, where even such basic concepts as "nation," "national culture," and "language" are problematic. The first experience of cinema for such countries has invariably been that of imported Western films, which created the audience and, in most cases, still dominate the market today. Thus, Third World film makers have had to ssert their identity against formidable outside pressures. The later sections of the book look at their output from a number of angles: in terms of the stages of overall growth and corresponding stages of cinematic development; from the point of view of regional evolution in Asia, Africa, and Latin America; and through a detailed examination of the work of some of the Third World’s most striking film innovators. In addition to charting the broad outlines of filmic developments too little known in Europe and the United States, the book calls into question many of the assumptions that shape conventional film history. It stresse the role of distribution in defining and limiting production, queries simplistic notions of independent "national cinemas," and points to the need to take social and economic factors into account when considering authorship in cinema. Above all, the book celebrates the achievements of a mass of largely unknown film makers who, in difficult circumstances, have distinctively expanded our definitions of the art of cinema. Roy Armes, who lives in London, has written nine books on film, his most recent being French Cinema. He spent more than three years researching this volume.


Pdf ebook: French Twentieth Bibliography

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  • Author : Alden Douglas W.
  • Publisher: Associated University Presse
  • ISBN: 9780941664752
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  • Language: English
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Pdf ebook: Post-Colonial Cameroon

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Summary: This book by a diverse group of Cameroonian scholars, both at home and in the diaspora, presents multidisciplinary insights on some of the critical issues

  • Author : Joseph Takougang,Julius A. Amin
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 149856464X
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 472
  • Language: English
  • Views: 693
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Description: This book by a diverse group of Cameroonian scholars, both at home and in the diaspora, presents multidisciplinary insights on some of the critical issues including political, economic, and sociocultural developments in post-colonial Cameroon.


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Summary: Memoirs of a Nun, which began as a joke and grew into a masterpiece, was one of the loudest salvos fired in the continuing battles between the clergy and t

  • Author : Denis Diderot
  • Publisher: Everyman\'s Library
  • ISBN: 0375712828
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 280
  • Language: English
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Description: Memoirs of a Nun, which began as a joke and grew into a masterpiece, was one of the loudest salvos fired in the continuing battles between the clergy and the intelligentsia which defined so much of eighteenth-century French history. Diderot's story of a novice held in a convent against her will and forced to undergo curious spiritual and sexual trials displays all the brilliance, icy wit, and worldliness of the Enlightenment at its best.


Pdf ebook: The Colonial Comedy: Imperialism in the French Realist Novel

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Summary: Nineteenth-century French Realism focuses on metropolitan France, with Paris as its undisputed heart. Through Jennifer Yee's close reading of the great nov

  • Author : Jennifer Yee
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191034207
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: Nineteenth-century French Realism focuses on metropolitan France, with Paris as its undisputed heart. Through Jennifer Yee's close reading of the great novelists of the French realist and naturalist canon - Balzac, Flaubert, Zola, Maupassant - The Colonial Comedy reveals that the colonies play a role at a distance even in the most apparently metropolitan texts. In what Edward Said called 'geographical notations' of race and imperialism the presence of the colonies off-stage is apparent as imported objects, colonial merchandise, and individuals whose colonial experience is transformative. Indeed, the realist novel registers the presence of the emerging global world-system through networks of importation, financial speculation, and immigration as well as direct colonial violence and power structures. The literature of the century responds to the last decades of French slavery, and direct colonialism (notably in Algeria), but also economic imperialism and the extension of French influence elsewhere. Far from imperialist triumphalism, in the realist novel exotic objects are portrayed as fake or mass-produced for the growing bourgeois market, while economic imperialism is associated with fraud and manipulation. The deliberate contrast of colonialism and exoticism within the metropolitan novel, and ironic distancing of colonial narratives, reveal the realist mode to be capable of questioning its own epistemological basis. The Colonial Comedy argues for the existence in the nineteenth century of a Critical Orientalism characterized by critique of its own discursive foundations. Using the tools of literary analysis within a materialist approach, The Colonial Comedy opens up the domestic Paris-Provinces axis to signifying chains pointing towards the colonial space.