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Xavier Garnier - The Swahili Novel: Challenging the Idea of ´Minor Literature´ - 9781847010797 - V9781847010797
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The Swahili Novel: Challenging the Idea of ´Minor Literature´

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Description for The Swahili Novel: Challenging the Idea of ´Minor Literature´ Hardback. An overview of the Swahili novel, its place in a globalized world and a reflection on the status and dynamism of Kafka's concept of 'minor literature'. Num Pages: 208 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 2HCBD; DSK. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 241 x 168 x 17. Weight in Grams: 458.
An overview of the Swahili novel, its place in a globalized world and a reflection on the status and dynamism of Kafka's concept of 'minor literature'. For more than fifty years a dynamic modern literature has been developing in the Kiswahili language. The political weight that Kiswahili carries as the emerging national and pan-national language of many East African countries places this literature, much of it in the form of novels, at the centre of heated literary debates on the social function of literature in the context of rapid global social change. Garnier provides new insights into ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2013
Publisher
James Currey United Kingdom
Number of pages
201
Condition
New
Number of Pages
201
Place of Publication
Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781847010797
SKU
V9781847010797
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Reviews for The Swahili Novel: Challenging the Idea of ´Minor Literature´
2015 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title
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Highly recommended.
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REVIEWS OF THE ORIGINAL FRENCH EDITION
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Full of inspiring ideas, fresh perspectives, and creative reflections of Swahili literary texts, Garnier's work is a highly valuable contribution to Swahili literary studies. Alena Rettova,Research in African Literatures
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Garnier's book brings new insights to ... Read more

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