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Challenging Hierarchies

Issues and Themes in Colonial and Postcolonial African Literature


Leonard Podis and Abrafi Saaka

Contents: Ama Ata Aidoo: Literature, Feminism, and the African Woman Today - Micere Mugo: The Woman Artist in Africa Today: A Critical Commentary - Micere Mugo: The South End of North-South Writers' Dialogue: Two Letters from a Postcolonial Feminist «Exmatriate» - Ama Ata Aidoo: The Genesis of «Male-ing Names in the Sun» - Ama Ata Aidoo: Male-ing Names in the Sun - Vincent O. Odamtten: Beside Every Good Woman Was a Good Man - Chioma Opara: From Stereotype to Individuality: Womanhood in Chinua Achebe's Novels - Catherine Bicknell: Achebe's Women: Mothers, Priestesses, and Young Urban Professionals - Obioma Nnaemeka: Gender Relations and Critical Mediation: From Things Fall Apart to Anthills of the Savannah - Olusegun Adekoya: Criticizing the Critic: Achebe on Conrad - Leonard A. Podis: Narrative Distancing and the (De)Construction of Imperialist Consciousness in «The Man Who Would Be King» and Heart of Darkness - Chris Kwame Awuyah: Nationalism and Pan-Africanism in Ghanaian Writing: The Examples of Ottobah Cugoano, Joseph E. Casely-Hayford, and Ayi Kwei Armah - Kofi Anyidoho: IntroBlues: A Poetic Voyage into SoulTime - Vincent O. Odamtten: Sojourners in the Lands of Former Colonizers - Yakubu Saaka and Leonard A. Podis: Representations of Cultural Ambivalence: The Portrayal of Sons and Daughters in Postcolonial African Literature - Leonard A. Podis and Yakubu Saaka: Anthills of the Savannah and Petals of Blood: The Creation of a Usable Past - Obioma Nnaemeka: Marginality as the Third Term: A Reading of Kane's Ambiguous Adventure.