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The Resource Writing the prison in African literature, Rachel Knighton

Writing the prison in African literature, Rachel Knighton

Label
Writing the prison in African literature
Title
Writing the prison in African literature
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Knighton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines a selection of prison memoirs by five renowned African writers: Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Ruth First, Wole Soyinka, Nawal El Saadawi and Jack Mapanje. Detained across the continent from the 1960s onward due to their writing and political engagement, each writer's memoir forms a crucial yet often overlooked part of their wider literary work. The author analyses the varied and unique narrative strategies used to portray the prison, formulating a theory of prison memoir as genre that reads the texts alongside postcolonial, trauma, life-writing and prison theory. The book also illustrates the importance of these memoirs in the telling of their historical moment, from apartheid South Africa to post-independence Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt and Malawi--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1989-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knighton, Rachel
Dewey number
820.9960904
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9340.5
LC item number
.K55 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Race and resistance across borders in the long 20th century
Series volume
5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
  • First, Ruth
  • Soyinka, Wole
  • Saʻdāwī, Nawāl
  • Mapanje, Jack
  • African literature (English)
  • Prisoners' writings, African (English)
  • Political prisoners
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Prisoners in literature
  • Prisons in literature
  • First, Ruth
  • Mapanje, Jack
  • Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
  • Saʻdāwī, Nawāl
  • Soyinka, Wole
  • African literature (English)
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Prisoners in literature
  • Prisoners' writings, African (English)
  • Prisons in literature
  • Africa
Label
Writing the prison in African literature, Rachel Knighton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The individual and the collective in Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's Detained -- Prison memoir and perspectival variation in Ruth First's 117 days -- Narrating psychological breakdown and political opposition in Wole Soyinka's The man died -- Liberation and the body in Nawal el Saadawi's Memoirs from the women's prison -- Creating a prison poetics in Jack Mapanje's And crocodiles are hungry at night -- Conclusion
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1081365853
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781788746472
Lccn
2018049938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Writing the prison in African literature, Rachel Knighton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The individual and the collective in Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's Detained -- Prison memoir and perspectival variation in Ruth First's 117 days -- Narrating psychological breakdown and political opposition in Wole Soyinka's The man died -- Liberation and the body in Nawal el Saadawi's Memoirs from the women's prison -- Creating a prison poetics in Jack Mapanje's And crocodiles are hungry at night -- Conclusion
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1081365853
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781788746472
Lccn
2018049938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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