`Dances with Bones': Hove's Romanticized Africa

Veit-Wild, Flora
September 1993
Research in African Literatures;Fall93, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p5
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Presents Chenjerai Hove's novel `Bones' as cultivating an exotic and romanticized image of Africa. Noma Award for Publishing in Africa; Hove's place in Zimbabwe's post-Independence literary scene; Hove's concepts as distracting attention from post-colonial social issues; Use of notion of collective memory to effect a collective voice; Simplified portrayal of rural people; Question of the concepts of a `national literature' as being obsolete.


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