The Literature of Language and the Language of Literature in Africa and the Diaspora by Dainess MagandaThe Literature of Language and the Language of Literature in Africa and the Diaspora by Dainess Maganda

The Literature of Language and the Language of Literature in Africa and the Diaspora

EditorDainess Maganda

Paperback | April 26, 2017

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We live in a world that sees and also contesting ideas of Eurocentrism in the interpretation of various issues, including African literatures and cultures. This book seeks to engage readers into a critical examination of the meaning, history, ambiguity, status and perceptions surrounding African languages and literature. It presents current shifts in form and practice surrounding regional, national, and “postcolonial” models towards “world literature” by focusing on African literature as a focal point for understanding perceptions of the world towards African languages and literature. The book shows the importance of wrestling with issues of global aftermaths of slavery, audience, readership, diasporic and transnational connections, as well as digital and social media without undermining the conflicts that literature presents in and on its own merit.

Dr. Dainess Maganda is the African Languages Program Director in the Comparative Literature Department, University of Georgia. Dr. Maganda holds Masters degrees in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Intercultural Studies; Masters in Language and Literacy as well as a Ph.D. in Language and Literacy.
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Title:The Literature of Language and the Language of Literature in Africa and the DiasporaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.41 inPublished:April 26, 2017Publisher:Adonis & Abbey PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909112763

ISBN - 13:9781909112766

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Table of Contents

Dedication ....................................................................................................................... vi

About the Contributors .................................................................................................... vii

 

CHAPTER ONE

Persisting Discussions on Language Issues in Africa

Dainess Maganda ....................................................................................................... 9

 

CHAPTER TWO

Revisiting the Achebe-Ngugi Debate: The Issue of Language in African

Literary Scholarship

S Satish Kumar ........................................................................................................... 25

 

CHAPTER THREE

Orature Performance and the Language of Postcolonial Angst in Ngugi

wa Thiong’o’s Devil on the cross

Oladipupo (Dipo) Oyeleye ..................................................................................... 39

 

CHAPTER FOUR

Gender Privileges: An African Perspective

Lioba Moshi ............................................................................................................. 65

 

CHAPTER FIVE

Gender Construction in Swahili Proverbial Language

Geofred M Osoro ....................................................................................................... 91

 

CHAPTER SIX

The Self and the Other in Fagunwa’s Forest of a Thousand Daemons

Gabriel Ayoola ....................................................................................................... 107

 

CHAPTER SEVEN

The Language of Literature in Foreign Language Textbook

Beatrice Mkenda ..................................................................................................... 117

 

CHAPTER EIGHT

Patterns of Interaction in Online Chats: The Case of L2 Swahili Learners

Patrick O. Mose .................................................................................................... 133

 

CHAPTER NINE

Swahili Pedagogy in the USA: Preliminary Observations

Esther M. Lisanza ................................................................................................ 153

 

CHAPTER TEN

Rethinking African Languages Pedagogy in the Age of Technology

Patrick O. Mose & Filipo Lubua ........................................................................ 173

 

Index ............................................................................................................................. 189