On the Sacred in African Literature: Old Gods and New Worlds

Hardcover | August 15, 2009

byMark Mathuray

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This innovative book provides an original approach to the analysis of the representation of myth, ritual, and magic in African literature. Emphasizing the ambivalent nature of the sacred, it advances work on the religious dimension of canonical African texts and attends to the persistence of pre-colonial cultures in postcolonial spaces.

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This innovative book provides an original approach to the analysis of the representation of myth, ritual, and magic in African literature. Emphasizing the ambivalent nature of the sacred, it advances work on the religious dimension of canonical African texts and attends to the persistence of pre-colonial cultures in postcolonial spaces...

MARK MATHURAY is at present a lecturer in the English Department of Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, where previously he held a Leverhulme Early Careers Research Fellowship. He studied and taught at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and received a PhD from Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge as a G...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.61 × 5.74 × 0.7 inPublished:August 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230577555

ISBN - 13:9780230577558

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"[A] worthy and timely project." —Cultural Critique