The turn of the twenty-first century has witnessed an expansion of critical approaches to African literature. The Routledge Handbook of African Literature is a one-stop publication bringing together studies of African literary texts that embody an array of newer approaches applied to a wide range of works. This includes frameworks derived from food studies, utopian studies, network theory, eco-criticism, and examinations of the human/animal interface alongside more familiar discussions of postcolonial politics.
Every chapter is an original research essay written by a broad spectrum of scholars with expertise in the subject, providing an application of the most recent insights into analysis of particular topics or application of particular critical frameworks to one or more African literary works.
The handbook will be a valuable interdisciplinary resource for scholars and students of African literature, African culture, postcolonial literature and literary analysis.
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About the Author
Moradewun Adejunmobi is Professor of African Studies in the African American and African Studies Department at the University of California, Davis, USA. She has published widely on Francophone African literature, multilingualism and translation in African literature and cinema, as well as on Nollywood and the Nigerian film industry. Carli Coetzee is a Research Associate at SOAS, University of London, Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Literature, Language and Media at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and the Editor of the Journal of African Cultural Studies.