Nnolim, Charles E. Publication Timeline. Most widely held works about Charles E Nnolim. Most widely held works by Charles E Nnolim. Issues in African literature by Charles E Nnolim 19 editions published between and in English and Undetermined and held by 1, WorldCat member libraries worldwide The multitudinous nature of African literature has always been an issue but really not a problem, although its oral base has been used by expatriate critics to accuse African literature of thin plots, superficial characterisation, and narrative structures. African literature also, it is observed, is a mixed grill: it is oral; it is written in vernacular or tribal tongues; written in foreign tongues English, French, Portuguese and within the foreign language in which it is written, pidgin and creole further bend the already bent language giving African literature a further taint of linguistic i.
Nnolim, Charles E.
Description: Critical essays on Ken Saro-Wiwa's Sozaboy
To view Mr. Young's complete notes and bibliography, please download the PDF file ]. The power and the threat of literatures in English that originate from outside of the British Isles is their ability to reconstruct frameworks of criticism, or to prove them redundant. Psychoanalysis, as a distinctly Eurocentric method of understanding, often encounters obstacles in the imposition of an analysis on African contexts, yet at the same time these postcolonial texts may help to rearticulate and refresh antiquated theories. The work of Freud is not only Eurocentric in its assumptions, but takes on a point of view that is essentially masculine and educated. The former follows an uneducated, black protagonist, while the later also presents the problematic of the female gender in the application of psychoanalysis; both emanate from Afrocentric centres of understanding, namely Nigeria and Botswana.
1994: Ken Saro-Wiwa
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