Indigenization of Language in the African Francophone Novel: A New Literary Canon

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Indigenization of Language in the African Francophone Novel: A New Literary Canon discusses the question of indigenization in the African Francophone novel. Analyzing the prose narratives of Nazi Boni, Ahmadou Kourouma, and Patrice Nganang, this book contends that African literature written in European languages is primarily a creative translation process. Recourse to European languages as a medium of expressing African imagination, worldview, and cultures in fictional writing poses problems of intelligibility. Developed to ...

Indigenization of Language in the African Francophone Novel: A New Literary Canon 2010, Peter Lang Publishing Inc

ISBN-13: 9781433112713

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