The Oxford Studies in Postcolonial Literatures series offers stimulating and accessible introductions to definitive topics and key genres and regions within the rapidly diversifying field
Of Postcolonial Literary Studies postcolonial literary studies EnglishThis volume offers an overview of contemporary Eastern African writing in English since the mid twentieth century It takes a fresh look at
what as an under represented regional literary tradition within what continues has been an under represented regional literary within what continues be an under represented continental literary tradition In particular it broadens the scope of such an overview complementing the extant monographs on well known Eastern Afric. An writers such as Ng ug i to include a ost of recent less publicized novelists dramatists and poets It extends the geographical range of existing studies from the familiar triad of Kenyan Ugandan and Tanzanian traditions of writing in English to include the lesser known Somali Ethiopian or Sudanese or Mauritian or Madagascan traditionsRather than simply addressing national traditions or broad thematic bundles the volume treats works as literatures of traditionsRather than simply addressing national traditions or broad thematic bundles the volume treats works as literatures of region that is as literatures of place and space Eastern
Literatures stresses formative role of space place and region that is as literatures of place and space Eastern African Literatures stresses the formative role of space place and in fashioning the fabric of social inte. .african literatures stresses
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Raction whether individual or collective in generating istory in moulding identities
and as a conseuence in defining the shape of the futureas a conseuence in defining the shape of the future 'spatial' perspectives allow the 'proximate' rather than the 'distant' influence of literary art to come into view Proximate modes of literary communication arising out of residual but vibrant traditions of oral communication blend with contemporary media to produce ybrid genres of proximity specific to Eastern African
production In way the book also makes a contribution to the ongoing theorization of literary and cultural innovation in the cultures of the Global Sou. .literary production in