written by Peter W. Vakunta
Toward the Decolonization of the Europhone African Novel is a treatise on the problematics of language choice in Europhone African literature. Vakunta’s research is rooted in the notion that the postcolonial African fiction writer is at a crossroads of languages, groping for linguistic re-orientation. Using the prose of fiction of Patrice Nganang, Ahmadou Kourouma, Mercedes Fouda, Nazi Boni, and Gabriel K. Fonkou as corpus, he contends that postcolonial African fiction is an offshoot of a linguistic tinkering process that enables writers to tinker with the language of the ex-colonizer in a deliberate attempt to divest indigenous writing of its hegemonic vestiges.
|Dimensions||229 x 152mm|
|Publisher||Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon|