Pre-colonial Africa in Colonial African Narratives

Pre-colonial Africa in Colonial African Narratives

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Donald Wehrs explores pioneering narrative representations of pre-colonial African history and society in texts by Casely Hayford, Alhaji Sir Abubaker Tafawa Balewa, Paul HazoumAc, D.O. Fagunwa, Amos Tutuola, and Chinua Achebe. By highlighting the role of pre-colonial political economies and articulations of state power on colonial-era considerations of ethical and political issues, his book supplements recent work on the importance of indigenous contexts and discourses in situating colonial-era narratives.There was already a small congregation of Christians, the work of Ijebu citizens who had been converted at Lagos and Abeokuta . ... the hunters have come in aquot; friendship, aquot; the Ostrich king notes that aquot;a certain wild animalaquot; had taken possession of aquot;his fathera#39;s shrine. ... Yoruba II a#39;arfare. iyoa#39;s song aquot;remindsaquot; the embodiment of heroic masculine self-assertion of Fagunwas Forest of a Thousand Daemons 95.

Title:Pre-colonial Africa in Colonial African Narratives
Author: Donald R. Wehrs
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2008

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