Strategic Transformations in Nigerian Writing: Orality And History In The Work Of Rev. Samuel Johnson, Amos Tutuola, Wole Soyinka And Ben Okri by Ato QuaysonStrategic Transformations in Nigerian Writing: Orality And History In The Work Of Rev. Samuel Johnson, Amos Tutuola, Wole Soyinka And Ben Okri by Ato Quayson

Strategic Transformations in Nigerian Writing: Orality And History In The Work Of Rev. Samuel…

byAto Quayson

Paperback | September 22, 1997

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"... a sophisticated and thoughtful study." -Leeds African Studies Bulletin

"A very impressive work... in the concreteness of its research documentation as well as in its theoretical scope, this study brings a truly innovative dimension to African literary scholarship, and indeed to the whole field of African studies." -Abiola Irele, Ohio State University

"The discussion reveals a combination of formidable analytical and critical strength with a refreshingly open-minded and sensible approach to his field." -Karin Barber, University of Birmingham

Ato Quayson is a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and a Lecturer in Commonwealth and International Literature in English.
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Title:Strategic Transformations in Nigerian Writing: Orality And History In The Work Of Rev. Samuel…Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:September 22, 1997Publisher:Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

African Literature and the Question of Orality
Nutritive Junctures: Samuel Johnson and Yoruba Historiography
Treasures of an Opulent Fancy: Amos Tutuola and the Folktale Narrative
The Space of Transformations: Theory, Myth and Ritual in the Work of Wole Soyinka
Narrative Through a Prism of Indigenous Beliefs: Examples from Ben Okri's Short Stories
Harvesting the Folkloric Intuition: The Famished Road
Conclusions and Reflections
Bibliography
Index