African Pasts: Memory and History in African Literatures

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'A people who do not preserve their memory are a people who have forfeited their history.' So argues Wole Soyinka, in his book The Burden of Memory, the Muse of Forgiveness, and this provides the overarching thematic concept for African pasts as a whole. Colonialism for Africans is not an event encapsulated in the past, but is a history whose repercussions and traumatic consequences are still actively evolving in today's political, historical, cultural and artistic scenes. African pasts examines African literatures in ...

African Pasts: Memory and History in African Literatures 2012, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780719064944

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African Pasts: Memory and History in African Literatures 2007, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719064937

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