Strategic Transformations in Nigerian Writing

Strategic Transformations in Nigerian Writing : Orality and History in the Work of Rev. Samuel Johnson, Amos Tutuola, Wole Soyinka and Ben Okri

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... a sophisticated and thoughtful study." -Leeds African Studies BulletinA very impressive work... in the concreteness of its research documentation as well as in its theoretical scope, this study brings a truly innovative dimension to African literary scholarship, and indeed to the whole field of African studies." -Abiola Irele, Ohio State UniversityThe discussion reveals a combination of formidable analytical and critical strength with a refreshingly open-minded and sensible approach to his field." -Karin Barber, University of Birminghamshow more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 141.2 x 222 x 15.2mm | 235.87g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253211484
  • 9780253211484
  • 2,051,286

About Ato Quayson

Ato Quayson is a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and a Lecturer in Commonwealth and International Literature in English.show more

Table of contents

African Literature and the Question of OralityNutritive Junctures: Samuel Johnson and Yoruba HistoriographyTreasures of an Opulent Fancy: Amos Tutuola and the Folktale NarrativeThe Space of Transformations: Theory, Myth and Ritual in the Work of Wole SoyinkaNarrative Through a Prism of Indigenous Beliefs: Examples from Ben Okri's Short StoriesHarvesting the Folkloric Intuition: The Famished RoadConclusions and ReflectionsBibliographyIndexshow more

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