TITLE

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION: MODERNISM AND THE AFRICAN NOVEL

AUTHOR(S)
KER, David I.
PUB. DATE
January 1998
SOURCE
African Novel & the Modernist Tradition;1998, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
The chapter presents an introduction to the book "The African Novel & the Modernist Tradition." The purpose of the book is to show the manner in which several African novelists have taken full advantage of the experimentation that modernism offers to tackle their own crisis of culture. The author shows how modernism's consciousness of disorder, despair and anarchy is the perfect medium for the African novelist for conveying on the one hand his nostalgia for the past, with all its imperfections and on the other hand his bitterly ironic indictments of the present.
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19425862

 

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