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Theories of Africans

Francophone Literature and Anthropology in Africa

"Situating literature and anthropology in mutual interrogation, Miller’ actually performs what so many of us only call for. Nowhere have all the crucial issues been brought together with the sort of critical sophistication it displays."—Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

". . . a superb cross-disciplinary analysis."—Y. Mudimbe

338 pages | 4 halftones | 6.00 x 9.00 | © 1990

Black Literature and Culture

African Studies

Black Studies

Literature and Literary Criticism: African Languages, General Criticism and Critical Theory

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Reading through Western Eyes
2. Ethnicity and Ethics
3. Orality through Literacy: Mande Verbal Art after the Letter
Appendix: Caste in the Novel
4. L’Enfant noir, Totemism, and Suspended Animism
5. Les Soleils des indépendances and Francophone Dialogue
6. Senegalese Women Writers, Silence, and Letters: Before the Canon’s Roar

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