Tag Archives: Readings in African Popular Fiction

Urban Black Life in Drum and Little Libby

The selections from Drum Magazine are two-fold: while showcasing a wildly paternalistic view of 1950’s South African society, these early facsimiles also demonstrate a changing landscape by placing more emphasis on urban black populations. They squarely focus on blacks living … Continue reading

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Newell for Thursday

Let’s plan to all read: Ndebele Chapman Driver The Drum excerpts Nuttall

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Onitsha Market Literature online

For those interested, here’s a University of Kansas digital archive of Onitsha Market literature. http://onitsha.diglib.ku.edu/

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The Urban Community in Joe

  I’m interested in the urban community, particularly regarding the excerpts from Joe in section two of Readings in African Popular Fiction. Nelson’s article, “Representations of Men & Women, City & Town in Kenyan Novels”, and the magazine excerpts both … Continue reading

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Newell for Tuesday, Part 2

From Part 2 (Eastern African), let’s plan to focus on: Granzvist Frederiksen The excerpts from Joe Magazine

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Newell for Tuesday, part 1

Stephanie Newell’s volume is denser than I expected – sorry about that.  I’m still working my way through it myself, but want to recommend that in Part 1, at least, we focus our attention on: Newell’s introduction Furniss’s article on … Continue reading

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