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Magical Realism in West African Fiction Seeing With a Third Eye

Magical Realism in West African Fiction Seeing With a Third Eye
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  • ISBN-13: 9780415340618
  • ISBN: 0415340616
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Publisher: Routledge

AUTHOR

Cooper, Brenda

SUMMARY

This study contextualizes magical realism within current debates and theories of postcoloniality and examines the fiction of three of its West African pioneers: Syl Cheney-Coker of Sierra Leone, Ben Okri of Nigeria and Kojo Laing of Ghana. Brenda Cooper explores the distinct elements of the genre in a West African context, and in relation to: * a range of global expressions of magical realism, from the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez to that of Salman Rushdie * wider contemporary trends in African writing, with particular attention to how the realism of authors such as Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka has been connected with nationalist agendas. This is a fascinating and important work for all those working on African literature, magical realism, or postcoloniality.Cooper, Brenda is the author of 'Magical Realism in West African Fiction Seeing With a Third Eye', published 2004 under ISBN 9780415340618 and ISBN 0415340616.

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