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Magical Realism in West African Fiction

Magical Realism in West African Fiction by Brenda Cooper
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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.
Taylor and Francis; October 2012
259 pages; ISBN 9781134673780
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Title: Magical Realism in West African Fiction
Author: Brenda Cooper
 
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0203451392
9780203451397
9780415182393
9781134673780
9781134673797