Fictions of African Dictatorship : cultural Representations of Postcolonial Power

Titre Fictions of African Dictatorship : cultural Representations of Postcolonial Power
Type de publication Livre
Langue principale de la publication anglais
Année de publication 2018
Auteur Charlotte BAKER
Hannah GRAYSON
Nom de la collection Race and Resistance across Borders in the long Twentieth Century
Numéro dans la collection 4
Nombre de pages 262
Éditeur Peter Lang
Ville Oxford
Berne = Bern
Genre recueil d'études
Pays d'édition Royaume-Uni
Suisse
ISBN 9781787076815
Résumé/Présentation "Fictions of African Dictatorship examines the fictional representation of the African dictator and the performance of dictatorship across genres. The volume includes contributions focusing on literature, theatre and film, all of which examine the relationship between the fictional and the political. Among the questions the contributors ask: what are the implications of reading a novel for its historical content or accuracy? How does the dictator novel interrogate ideas of veracity? How is power performed and ridiculed' How do different writers reflect on questions of authority in the postcolony, and what are the effects on their stories and modes of narration? This volume untangles some of the intricate workings of dictatorial power in the postcolony, through twelve close readings of works of fiction. It interrogates the intersections between real and literary space, exploring censorship, political critique and creative resistance. Insights into a wide range of lesser known texts and contexts make this volume an original and insightful contribution to scholarship on representations of dictatorship." (site de l'éditeur, 01.2020)
Référence complète Baker (Charlotte) ; Grayson (Hannah), eds. Fictions of African Dictatorship : cultural Representations of Postcolonial Power. Oxford : Peter Lang, Coll : Race and Resistance across Borders in the long Twentieth Century, vol. 4, 2018, 262 p., index, ill. ? ISBN 9781787076815.

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