TITLE

Post-colonial reader lost in a bush of ghosts: Theories of Africans by Christopher L. Miller

AUTHOR(S)
Ricard, Alain
PUB. DATE
March 1994
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Spring94, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p101
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Book Review
ABSTRACT
Reviews the book `Theories of Africans,' by Christopher Miller. Comment that the book is ambitious, pretentious and carelessly written; Inaccurate information; Difference and insufficiency of method; Use of anthropology to understand francophone literature; Awareness of the situation of the reader a strong point of the book; Deconstruction of colonial and neocolonial interpretations.
ACCESSION #
9406241606

 

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