Islam and the West African Novel: The Politics of Representation

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000 - History - 171 pages
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"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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Contents

Africa Islam and the Legacies of Colonialism
9
Islam and Africanist Literary Criticism
23
Critical MisReadings of Sembene Ousmane
55
Aminata Sow Fall
81
The Quest for Orthodoxy in Ibrahim Tahirs The Last Imam
107
Conclusion
131
Glossary
149
Index
165
About the Book
171
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