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					                         RESEARCH IN AFRICAN LITERATURES
                                          [AUSTIN]

                                  VOLUME XXXIX/1 (2008)

Peter Kalliney ………………………………………………………………………………………………                                      1
       East African Literature and the Politics of Global Reading

Emmanuel Chukuwudi Eze ………………………………………………………………………………….                                 24
     Language and Time in Postcolonial Experience

David Murphy ………………………………………………………………………………………………                                       48
       Birth of a Nation? The Origins of Senegalese Literature in French

Cheryl Stobie ………………………………………………………………………………………………..                                    70
        Fissures in Apartheid's "Eden":
        Representations of Bisexuality in The Smell of Apples by Mark Behr

Anthony Vital ………………………………………………………………………………………………..                                    87
       Toward an African Ecocriticism:
       Postcolonialism, Ecology, and Life and Times of Michael K

Pattavi Rastogi ……………………………………………………………………………………………... 107
        Citizen Other: Islamic Indianness and the Implosion of
        Racial Harmony in Postapartheid South Africa

Hein Willemse ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 125
       Insularity and Ambivalence:
       The Case of the South African Poet J.P. Philander's Epic Poem Zimbabwe

Ronit Frenkel ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 149
        Performing Race, Reconsidering History:
        Achmat Dangor's Recent Fiction

Andrea Powell ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 166
       Problematizing Polygyny in the Historical Novels of Chinua Achebe:
       The Role of the Western Feminist Scholar

John Walsh …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 185
      Coming of Age with an AK-47: Ahmadou Kourouma's Allah n'est pas obligé

Remi Raji-Oyelade …………………………………………………………………………………………. 198
       Notes toward the Bibliography of Nigerian Women's Poetry (1985-2006)

Lily Mabura ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 203
       Breaking Gods: An African Postcolonial Gothic Reading of
       Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun ………………………... 203

Dayna Oscherwitz ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 223
      Of Cowboys and Elephants: Africa, Globalization, and the
      Nouveau Western in Djibril Diop Mambety's Hyenas


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Dominic Thomas …………………………………………………………………………………………… 239
       La fracture coloniale: La société française au prisme de l'héritage colonial,
       ed. Pascal Blanchard, Nicolas Bancel, and Sandrine Lemaire

ANNOUNCEMENT ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 241

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES …………………………………………………………… 242

                                      VOLUME XXXIX/2 (2008)

NIGERIA'S THIRD-GENERATION NOVEL:
PRELIMINARY THEORETICAL ENGAGEMENTS
      Pius Adesanmi and Chris Dunton, Guest Editors

ARTICLES

Pius Adesanmi and Chris Dunton …………………………………………………………………………..                      v
       Everything Good Is Raining:
       Provisional Notes on the Nigerian Novel of the Third Generation

Obi Nwakanma ……………………………………………………………………………………………...                                1
      Metonymic Eruptions: Igbo Novelists, the Narrative of the Nation,
      and New Developments in the Contemporary Nigerian Novel

John C. Hawley ……………………………………………………………………………………………..                              15
        Biafra as Heritage and Symbol: Adichie, Mbachu, and Iweala

Madelaine Hron …………………………………………………………………………………………….                               27
       Ora na-azu nwa:
       The Figure of the Child in Third-Generation Nigerian Novels

Jane Bryce …………………………………………………………………………………………………..                                49
       Half and Half Children":
       Third-Generation Women Writers and the New Nigerian Novel

Chris Dunton ………………………………………………………………………………………………..                               68
       Entropy and Energy: Lagos as City of Words

Chukwuma Okoye …………………………………………………………………………………………..                               79
      The Deep Stirring of the Unhomely:
      African Diaspora on Biyi Bandele's The Street

Chantal Zabus ………………………………………………………………………………………………                                93
       Of Female Husbands and Boarding School Girls:
       Gender Bending in Unoma Azuah's Fiction

Women Writers' Roundtable ……………………………………………………………………………….. 108
      Of Phases and Faces:
      Unoma Azuah Engages Sefi Atta and Chika Unigwe

REVIEW ESSAYS


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 Newtona (Tina) Johnson …………………………………………………………………………………… 117
       Staking Claims: Theorizing Female Agency and Empowerment
       through Black Women's Literary Writings

 Akin Adesokan ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 125
        Seed Time

 Daniel Avorgbedor …………………………………………………………………………………………. 131
        In and Out of Song

 Babatunde Lawal …………………………………………………………………………………………... 138
        In Word and Image:
        Remembering Anne Eisner's Adventures in Africa

 BOOK REVIEWS

 Terence Ranger …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 143
        The Place of Tears:
        The Novel and Politics in Modern Zimbabwe, by Ranka Primorac

Alison Rice …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 144
         Femmes et écriture de la transgression,
         ed. Hafid Gafaïti and Armelle Crouzières-Igenthron

Patricia Geesey ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 146
          Les enJeux de l'autobiographie dans les littératures de langue française,
          ed. Susanne Gehrmann and Claudia Gronemann, and
          From Split to Screened Selves:
          French and Francophone Autobiography in the Third Person, by Rachel Gabara

 Alain Ricard ……………………………………………………………………………………………….                                148
         L'Europe et les francophonies, langue, littérature, histoire, image,
         ed. Yves Bridel, Bïda Chikhi, François Xavier Cuche, et Marc Quaghebeur

 Peter Nazareth …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 149
        The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English since 1945,
        by Simon Gikandi and Evan Mwangi

 Derek Attridge ……………………………………………………………………………………………..                              150
        Rewriting Modernity: Studies in Black South African Literary History,
        by David Attwell

 Wumi Raji …………………………………………………………………………………………………... 151
       Black African Literature in English:
       1991-2001: Critical Appreciation and Reception, by Femi Abodunrin

 Nada Halloway …………………………………………………………….………………………………. 153
       Tracing Personal Expansion: Reading Selected Novels
       as Modern African Bildungsromane, by Walter P. Collins, III

 Chantal Zabus ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 154
        The Power of the Word/La puissance du verbe, ed. T.J. Cribb

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Mark L. Lilleleht ……………………………………………………………………………………………... 156
         The Defence of Lawino [Wer pa Lawino],
         by Okot p'Bitek, trans. Taban lo Liyong

Ntongela Masilela ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 159
         The Dassie and the Hunter: A South African Meeting, by Jeff Opland

Ode S. Ogede ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 161
         Of Minstrels and Masks: The Legacy of Ezenwa-Ohaeto in Nigerian Writing,
         ed. Christine Matzke, Aderemi Raji-Oyelade, and Geoffrey V. Davis

Eric Touya de Marenne ……………………………………………………………………………………… 163
         Perspectives critiques: L'oeuvre d'Hédi Bouraoui,
         ed. Elisabeth Sabiston and Suzanne Crosta

Kennedy Walibora Waliaula …………………………………………………………………………………. 164
        Women in Taarab, by Mohamed El-Mohammady Rizk

Gilbert Doho ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 166
         Theatre and Environmental Education in Cameroon, by John Taku Taken,
         and Women in Theatre for Development in Cameroon:
         Participation, Contributions and Limitations, by Emelda Ngufor Samba

J. Michael Dash ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 170
         Autofiction and Advocacy in the Francophone Caribbean, by Renée Larrier,
         and La poétique du renversement chez Maryse Condé, Massa Maka Diabaté
         and Edouard Glissant, by Deborah Hess

 Nina Berman ………………………………………………………………………………………………                                        173
        Die Macht des Wortes: Das journalistiche Interview als
        Rezeptionsform afrikanischer Literaturen in der frankophonen,
        anglophonen und deutschsprachigen Presse—am Beispiel von Ousmane Sembène
        (Senegal) und Wole Soyinka (Nigeria), by Manfred Loimeier

 David Murphy ……………………………………………………………………………………………..                                      175
        De l'écrit a l'écran: Les réécritures filmiques du roman africain francophone,
        by Alexie Tcheuyap

 Dayna Oscherwitz …………………………………………………………………………………………. 176
       African Filmmaking North and South of the Sahara, by Roy Armes

 Loren Kruger ………………………………………………………………………………………………                                       177
        Ordinary Cities between Modernity and Development, by Jennifer Robinson

 Joanna Grabski …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 179
        Sufi City: Urban Design and Archetypes in Touba, by Eric Ross

Peter Dunwoodie ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 180
        History's Place: Nostalgia and the City in French Algerian literature,
        by Seth Graebner


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Anne Donadey ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 182
      Liberating Shahrazad: Feminism, Postcolonialism, and Islam, by Suzanne Gauch

Peter Hawkins ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 183
       Hybridity: Limits, Transformations, Prospects, by Anjali Prabhu

Brenda Cooper ……………………………………………………………………………….…………….. 184
       Fiction and the Incompleteness of History:
       Toni Morrison, V.S. Naipaul, and Ben Okri, by Zhu Ying

Ruby Bell-Gam ……………………………………………………………………………………………... 185
       Africa: A Guide to Reference Material, by John McIlwaine

Xavier Garnier ……………………………………………………………………………………………... 186
       De la littérature coloniale à la littérature africaine:
       Prétextes-Contextes-Intertextes, by János Riesz

ANNOUNCEMENTS ……………………………………………………………………………………… 188

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES …………………………………………………………… 190

                               VOLUME XXXIX/3 (2008)

TRIBUTE

F. Abiola Irele ………………………………………………………………………………………………                            vii
        In Memoriam, John Conteh-Morgan (1948-2008)

ARTICLES

Sabrina Brancato ………………………………………………………………………..………………….                           1
       Afro-European Literature(s); A New Discorsive Category?

Khadidiatou Guèye …………………………………………………………………………………………                            14
       Ethnocultural Voices and African Aesthetics
       in Trinh Minh-ha's Reassemblage: From the Firelight to the Screen

Omar Sougou ……………………………………………………………………………………………….                               26
      Transformational Narratives:
      Hearing/Reading Selected Senegalese Folktales by Young Women

Shirin Edwin ………………………………………………………………………………………………...                            39
        Subverting Social Customs: The Representation of
        Food in Three West African Francophone Novels

James Adam Redfield ……………………………………………………………………………………….                          51
       Cultural Identity from habitus to au-delà:
       Leïla Sebbar Encounters Her Algerian Father

Anne Donadey ………………………………………………………………………………………………                               65
      African American and Francophone Postcolonial Memory:
      Octavia Butler's Kindred and Assia Djebar's La femme sans sépulture

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Kacke Götrick ………………………………………………………………………………………………                       82
       Femi Osofisan's Women of Owu—Paraphrase in Performance

Aaron Rosenberg ……………………………………………………………………………………………                      99
       Making the Case for Popular Songs in East Africa:
       Samba Mapangala and Shaaban Robert

Kara M. Rabbitt ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 121
      The Geography of Identity in Suzanne Césaire's "Le grand camouflage"

Robert H. McCormick, Jr. ………………………………………………………………………………….. 132
       Spero's "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay":
       Maryse Condé's The Last of the African Kings

Irene Visser ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 149
        How to Live? Guilt and Goodness in Rian Malan's My Traitor's Heart

Andrew Offenburger ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 164
       Duplicity and Plagiarism in Zakes Mda's The Heart of Redness

FORUM

Zakes Mda ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 200
       A RESPONSE to "Duplicity and Plagiariam in Zakes Mda's
       The Heart of Redness" by Andrew Offenburger

BOOK REVIEWS

Patrick Colm Hogan ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 204
        Postcolonial Identity in Wole Soyinka, by Mpalive-Hangson Msiska

Gerald Gaylard …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 205
       Writing Madness: Borderlines of the Body in African Literature,
       by Flora Veit-Wild

Jeremy Vooght ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 208
       Ambition and Anxiety: Ezra Pound's Cantos and Derek Walcott's Omeros
       as Twentieth-Century Epics, by Line Henriksen

Alena Rettová ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 210
       Le roman Swahili: la notion de la "littérature mineure" à l'épreuve,
       by Xavier Garnier

Pius Ngandu Nkashama ……………………………………………………………………………………. 211
       L'effet roman: arrivée du roman dans les langues d'Afrique,
       ed. Xavier Garnier and Alain Ricard

Mildred Mortimer ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 214
       Ecritures en transhumance entre Maghreb et Afrique subsaharienne:
       littérature, oralité, arts visuels, by Hélène Tissières


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Alain Ricard ………………………………………………………………………………………………... 215
        Le théâtre anglophone du Nigéria, du Ghana, et de la Sierra Leone:
        évolution des formes, des origines à la fin du XXe siècle,
        by Eliane Utudjian Saint-André

Kathleen Gyssels …………………………………………………………………………………………… 216
       Africa, Europe and Postcolonialism: Racism, Migration and Diaspora,
       ed. Susan Arndt and Marek Spitczok von Brisinski

Karen U. Lindo …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 217
       The Other Hybrid Archipelago: Introduction to the Literatures and Cultures
       of the Francophone Indian Ocean, by Peter Hawkins

Alain Ricard ………………………………………………………………………………………………... 218
        Memories of the Origins of Ethnographic Film, ed. Beate Engelbrecht

Christine Matzke …………………………………………………………………………………………… 219
        The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English since 1945,
        by Simon Gikandi and Evan Mwangi

Martin Banham …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 222
       Ira Aldridge: The African Roscius, ed. Bernth Lindfors

Gilbert Doho ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 223
        Change Aesthetics in Anglophone Cameroon Drama and Theater,
        by Hilarious N. Ambe

Dominic Thomas …………………………………………………………………………………………… 225
       Parades postcoloniales: la fabrication des identités dans le roman congolais,
       by Lydie Moudileno

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES …………………………………………………………… 228




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