Islam and the West African Novel: The Politics of Representation
"Bangura discusses the historical and sociological contexts of Islam in sub-Saharan Africa, providing a framework for the study of West African novels with an Islamic subtext. Contrasting his own reading of the novels of Sembene Ousmane, Aminata Sow Fall, and Ibrahim Tahir with that of traditional Western critics, his analysis also features Wole Soyinka, Debra Boyd-Buggs, Mohamadou Kane, Ali Mazrui, Cheikh Hamidou Kane, Ahmadou Kourouma, Mbaye Cham, and Kenneth Harrow."--BOOK JACKET.
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