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The people's right to the novel : war fiction in the postcolony, Eleni Coundouriotis

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The people's right to the novel : war fiction in the postcolony
Title
The people's right to the novel
Title remainder
war fiction in the postcolony
Statement of responsibility
Eleni Coundouriotis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The ambition of this study is shaped by two somewhat contradictory impulses. The first is to use the novel of war in Africa as a case study to say something broader and bigger about the war novel as a genre across literary traditions and reaching backwards and forwards in history. The second is to deepen our understanding of the novel in Africa by doing a literary history of the genre of the war novel that has been overlooked in relation to the more widely read and canonized Bildungsroman form. Pulling in two different directions, one towards a more global context, and the other inwards, to the specificities of a particular tradition, this book, moreover, stresses the convergence of two sensibilities: the naturalist aesthetic and a humanitarian ethos which takes up the responsibility for the suffering of others. Both these sensibilities are present in culturally hybrid forms in the African war novel, reflecting its syncretism as a narrative practice engaged with the colonial and postcolonial history of the continent. The narration of war broadly evokes some form of these two sensibilities of naturalism and humanitarianism, gesturing towards a universal statement about the experience of war. This study offers a literary history of the war novel in Africa and argues for the genre's distinct contribution to the literary culture of the continent while arguing that the war novel is a form of people's history that participates in a political struggle for the rights of the dispossessed"--
  • "This study offers a literary history of the war novel in Africa and argues for the genre's distinct contribution to the literary culture of the continent. The war novel is a form of people's history that participates in a political struggle for the rights of the dispossessed"--
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Coundouriotis, Eleni
Dewey number
823
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9344
LC item number
.C68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • African fiction (English)
  • African fiction (French)
  • War in literature
  • Literature and society
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / African
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
  • African fiction (English)
  • African fiction (French)
  • Literature
  • Literature and society
  • War in literature
  • Africa
  • Africa
Label
The people's right to the novel : war fiction in the postcolony, Eleni Coundouriotis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Naturalism, Humanitarianism, and the Fiction of War -- 1. "No Innocents and No Onlookers": The Uses of the Past in the Novels of Mau Mau -- 2. Toward a People's History: The Novels of the Nigerian Civil War -- 3. "Wondering Who the Heroes Were": Zimbabwe's Novels of Atrocity -- 4. Contesting the New Authenticity: Contemporary War Fiction in Africa -- Afterword
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780823262335
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014005590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)874223658
Label
The people's right to the novel : war fiction in the postcolony, Eleni Coundouriotis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Naturalism, Humanitarianism, and the Fiction of War -- 1. "No Innocents and No Onlookers": The Uses of the Past in the Novels of Mau Mau -- 2. Toward a People's History: The Novels of the Nigerian Civil War -- 3. "Wondering Who the Heroes Were": Zimbabwe's Novels of Atrocity -- 4. Contesting the New Authenticity: Contemporary War Fiction in Africa -- Afterword
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780823262335
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014005590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)874223658

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