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The Resource Remapping African literature, Olabode Ibironke

Remapping African literature, Olabode Ibironke

Label
Remapping African literature
Title
Remapping African literature
Statement of responsibility
Olabode Ibironke
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an exploration of the material conditions of the production of African literature. Drawing on the archives of Heinemann's African Writers Series, it highlights the procedures, relationships, demands, ideologies, and counterpressures engendered by the publication of three major authors: Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, and Ngugi wa Thiongo. As a study of the history and techniques of African literary texts, this book advances a theory of reciprocity of effects - what it terms 'auto-heteronomy' - to describe the dynamic of formalist activism by which texts anticipate and shape the forces of literary production in advance. It serves as a departure from the 'death of the author' thesis by reconsidering the role of the author in African literature and culture industry, as well as the influence of African publics on writers' aesthetic choices, and on the overall processes of production. This work is a major contribution to African literary history, literary criticism, and book history
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Ibironke, Olabode
Dewey number
809/.896
Index
index present
LC call number
PL8010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
African histories and modernities
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African literature
Label
Remapping African literature, Olabode Ibironke
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures; Chapter 1: Introduction; Deconstructing Postcolonial Literary Production; Toward a Theory of Activist Formalism; Chapter 2: The Commonwealth Impresario; Archives, Books, and Power; The Practice of Commonwealth: Heinemannâ#x80;#x99;s Empire of Books; Chapter 3: The Literary Scramble for Africa: Selection and the Practice of Hierarchies; Chapter 4: The Seeds of the Series: Chinua Achebe and the Educational Publisher; The Nature-Culture Scene of Instruction: A Dialectical Approach
  • The Objective Structure of African Literary Production: Determinations and IncarnationsPractical Pedagogy: The Ideology and Form; The Career of the Book: Postcolonial Enlightenment and the Mark on the Flesh; Author as Method:186 Functional Transformation in African Literary Production; Chapter 5: Wole Soyinka: The Pan-African Literary Practice; The Specter of a Masterpiece; The Eclipse; Editor Function as Technique; A Worldly Canvas for the Pantheon; The Age of the Poets; Chapter 6: Ngugi: Language, Publics, and Production
  • Chapter 7: Postcolonialism: Dialectic of Autonomy and DeterminismChapter 8: Conclusion: The Auto-Heteronomy of African Literature; References; Selected Bibliography; Archival Sources; University of Reading Library; Heinemann African Writers Series Archives; Digital Sources; Oral Sources and Correspondence; Index
Control code
SPR1023426795
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319692968
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1023426795
  • (OCoLC)1023426795
Label
Remapping African literature, Olabode Ibironke
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures; Chapter 1: Introduction; Deconstructing Postcolonial Literary Production; Toward a Theory of Activist Formalism; Chapter 2: The Commonwealth Impresario; Archives, Books, and Power; The Practice of Commonwealth: Heinemannâ#x80;#x99;s Empire of Books; Chapter 3: The Literary Scramble for Africa: Selection and the Practice of Hierarchies; Chapter 4: The Seeds of the Series: Chinua Achebe and the Educational Publisher; The Nature-Culture Scene of Instruction: A Dialectical Approach
  • The Objective Structure of African Literary Production: Determinations and IncarnationsPractical Pedagogy: The Ideology and Form; The Career of the Book: Postcolonial Enlightenment and the Mark on the Flesh; Author as Method:186 Functional Transformation in African Literary Production; Chapter 5: Wole Soyinka: The Pan-African Literary Practice; The Specter of a Masterpiece; The Eclipse; Editor Function as Technique; A Worldly Canvas for the Pantheon; The Age of the Poets; Chapter 6: Ngugi: Language, Publics, and Production
  • Chapter 7: Postcolonialism: Dialectic of Autonomy and DeterminismChapter 8: Conclusion: The Auto-Heteronomy of African Literature; References; Selected Bibliography; Archival Sources; University of Reading Library; Heinemann African Writers Series Archives; Digital Sources; Oral Sources and Correspondence; Index
Control code
SPR1023426795
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319692968
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1023426795
  • (OCoLC)1023426795

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