Literary Journalism and Africa's Wars

Literary Journalism and Africa's Wars

Colonial, Decolonial and Postcolonial Perspectives

Édité par Andrew Griffiths, Audrey Alvès, Alice Trindade

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This collection of essays explores ways in which early and late examples of literary journalism from England, France, Spain, Portugal and the United States interpolate the aesthetics of war reporting on various fronts and at divergent times in Africa's history, both reproducing and deconstructing the widespread colonial discourse that lies behind nearly every war, campaign, coup, assassination and pogrom that has scarred the continent over the past century. Although often a product of that colonial discourse, the literary journalism examined in this collection was motivated at least in part by the desire to expose the power imbalances that upheld it. Among the primary sources included in this volume are texts by Henry Morton Stanley, Ramón J. Sender, Martinho Simões, Frederick Forsyth, Kurt Vonnegut, Ryszard Kapuscinski, Philip Gourevitch, Jean Hatzfeld and a host of foreign correspondents from Le Monde. Incorporating a wide range of international critical perspectives, this book assesses the impact literary journalism has had on various nations' literary war reporting emanating from colonialist and postcolonialist conflicts and how those stories might help to reconfigure certain historical legacies, journalistic heuristics and literary representations of Africa in the 21st century. By presenting excerpts from several primary sources alongside a contextual gloss and a scholarly essay, the collection highlights the varied effects produced when literary techniques were fused with factual war reporting.

Description dans la langue de l'ouvrage

Titre Literary Journalism and Africa's Wars
Sous-titre Colonial, Decolonial and Postcolonial Perspectives
Édition Première édition
ISSN 19554583
Langues anglais, français, portugais
Éditeur Presses universitaires de Nancy - Editions Universitaires de Lorraine
BISAC Classifications thématiques HIS001000 HISTORY / Africa
BIC Classifications thématiques D Literature & literary studies
Dewey (abrégé) 800-899 Literature
900 History
Public visé 05 Enseignement supérieur
CLIL (Version 2013-2019 ) 4040 Afrique
4033 Langues étrangères
4027 Etudes littéraires générales et thématiques
Date de première publication du titre 07 mars 2019
Avec Index ; Bibliographie
Support Livre broché
Nb de pages 248 p. Index . Bibliographie .
ISBN-10 2814305247
ISBN-13 9782814305243
Référence 123193-47
Date de publication 07 mars 2019
Contenu du produit Text (eye-readable)
Nombre de pages de contenu principal 248
Format 16 x 24 x 1,5 cm
Poids 427 gr
Prix 15,00 €




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