Fictions of African dictatorship : cultural representations of postcolonial power

Weitere Verfasser: 1976- [editor] ; [editor]
Verfasserangabe: Charlotte Baker and Hannah Grayson.
Format: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch
veröffentlicht: New York : Peter Lang, 2018.
Umfang: 1 online resource.
enthält: Introduction / Charlotte Baker and Hannah Grayson -- The image of Sékou Touré: art and the making of postcolonial Guinea / Angie Epifano -- From dictatorship to self-constitution: historical fiction and the aesthetics of tyranny in Bensalem Himmich's Le calife de l'épouvante / Khalid Lyamlahy -- "Where is our president?" Bekolo's 'Dictator' / Rita Keresztesi -- Creation through inversion: the carnivalesque postcolonial state in the novels of Alain Mabanckou and in Koli Jean Bofane / Eline Kuenen -- From ritual to fiction: The wizard of the crow / Maria Muresan -- Mythical representations of dictatorial power in the novels of Ahmadou Kourouma / Lucien Bindi Ngouté -- The author and the authoritarian: Gamal al-Ghitani's Al-Zayni Barakat / Alya El Hosseiny -- The one who does His Majesty's bidding: censorship and the banality of power in siSwati crime fiction and drama / Kerry Vincent -- "My characters, my plots, are under my pen": authority as dictatorship in King-Aribisala's The hangman's game / Madeleine Wilson -- Figuring the dictator in the Horn of Africa: Nuruddin Farah's dictatorship trilogy and Ahmed Omar Askar's short stories / Fiona Moolla -- "Under the lion's gaze": representing female sexuality and power in authoritarian contexts / Asante Lucy Mtenje -- Mighty mouth, minor literature? Siad Barre's dictatorship in Italian postcolonial literature / Teresa Solis and Lorenzo Mari.
Introduction / The image of Sékou Touré: art and the making of postcolonial Guinea / From dictatorship to self-constitution: historical fiction and the aesthetics of tyranny in Bensalem Himmich's Le calife de l'épouvante / "Where is our president?" Bekolo's 'Dictator' / Creation through inversion: the carnivalesque postcolonial state in the novels of Alain Mabanckou and in Koli Jean Bofane / From ritual to fiction: The wizard of the crow / Mythical representations of dictatorial power in the novels of Ahmadou Kourouma / The author and the authoritarian: Gamal al-Ghitani's Al-Zayni Barakat / The one who does His Majesty's bidding: censorship and the banality of power in siSwati crime fiction and drama / "My characters, my plots, are under my pen": authority as dictatorship in King-Aribisala's The hangman's game / Figuring the dictator in the Horn of Africa: Nuruddin Farah's dictatorship trilogy and Ahmed Omar Askar's short stories / "Under the lion's gaze": representing female sexuality and power in authoritarian contexts / Mighty mouth, minor literature? Siad Barre's dictatorship in Italian postcolonial literature
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