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The Resource Perceiving pain in African literature, Zoe Norridge, lecturer in English and comparative literature, King's College, University of London, UK

Perceiving pain in African literature, Zoe Norridge, lecturer in English and comparative literature, King's College, University of London, UK

Label
Perceiving pain in African literature
Title
Perceiving pain in African literature
Statement of responsibility
Zoe Norridge, lecturer in English and comparative literature, King's College, University of London, UK
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do African writers choose to describe pain in their novels, memoirs and travelogues? What purpose could such descriptions serve? And do they fall into the danger of simply re-confirming negative stereotypes about Africa as an inevitably pained continent? Perceiving Pain in African Literature argues that the literary text has a particular role to play in contesting and re-working the personal, social and political meanings of pain. Drawing on fiction and life-writing published in English and French over the last forty years, this book explores the complexities of literature's invitation to imagine pain. Themes such as pain and meaning, literature as testimony, conflict writing, genocide and human rights are explored in relation to primary texts from West Africa, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Southern Africa. Authors including Yvonne Vera, J.M. Coetzee, Ahmadou Kourouma, Véronique Tadjo and Aminatta Forna are discussed alongside theoretical insights from medical anthropology, cultural theory, postcolonial studies and global literature"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norridge, Zoë
Dewey number
820.9/96
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9340.5
LC item number
.N67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African fiction (English)
  • Pain in literature
  • African fiction (French)
  • Postcolonialism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / African
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / French
Label
Perceiving pain in African literature, Zoe Norridge, lecturer in English and comparative literature, King's College, University of London, UK
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Pain, Literature and the Personal -- Painful Encounters in Yvonne Vera's The Stone Virgins -- Between Minds and Bodies: the Location of Pain and Racial Trauma in Works by Bessie Head and J.M. Coetzee -- Women's Pains and the Creation of Meaning in Francophone Narratives from West Africa -- Writing around Pain: Personal Testimonies from Rwanda by African Writers -- Responding to Pain, from Healing to Human Rights: Aminatta Forna, Antjie Krog and James Orbinski -- Epilogue: Literature and the Place of Pain
Control code
802321068
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780230367425
Lccn
2012041129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)802321068
Label
Perceiving pain in African literature, Zoe Norridge, lecturer in English and comparative literature, King's College, University of London, UK
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Pain, Literature and the Personal -- Painful Encounters in Yvonne Vera's The Stone Virgins -- Between Minds and Bodies: the Location of Pain and Racial Trauma in Works by Bessie Head and J.M. Coetzee -- Women's Pains and the Creation of Meaning in Francophone Narratives from West Africa -- Writing around Pain: Personal Testimonies from Rwanda by African Writers -- Responding to Pain, from Healing to Human Rights: Aminatta Forna, Antjie Krog and James Orbinski -- Epilogue: Literature and the Place of Pain
Control code
802321068
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780230367425
Lccn
2012041129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)802321068

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