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African Histories and Modernities

Narrating the New African Diaspora

21st Century Nigerian Literature in Context

Authors: Feldner, Maximilian

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  • Constitutes a survey of contemporary Nigerian literature in context
  • Offers readings of texts by key writers such as Adichie, Habila and Abani
  • Analyses depictions of migratory experiences
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This book provides the first comprehensive survey and collection of Nigerian diaspora literature, offering readings of novelists such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Sefi Atta, Helon Habila, Helen Oyeyemi, Taiye Selasi, Chika Unigwe, Chris Abani, and Ike Oguine. As members of the new African diaspora, their literature captures experiences of recent Nigerian migration to the United States and the United Kingdom. Examining representative novels, such as Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah, Habila’s Waiting for an Angel, Abani’s GraceLand, and Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl, the book discusses these novels’ literary and narrative methods and provides detailed analyses of two of the most common themes: depictions of migratory experiences and representations of Nigeria. Placing the novels in their relevant historical, sociological, philosophical, and theoretical contexts, Narrating the New African Diaspora presents an insightful study of current anglophone Nigerian narrative literature.

About the authors

Maximilian Feldner is Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Graz, Austria.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Feldner, Maximilian

  • Contexts: New African Diaspora, Nigerian Literature, and the Global Literary Market

    Pages 13-36

    Feldner, Maximilian

  • Biafra and Nigerian Identity Formation in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun (2006)

    Pages 37-60

    Feldner, Maximilian

  • City of Stories: The Lagos Imaginary in Chris Abani’s GraceLand (2004) and Sefi Atta’s Swallow (2010)

    Pages 61-83

    Feldner, Maximilian

  • The Prison of 1990s Nigeria: Helon Habila’s Waiting for an Angel (2002)

    Pages 85-106

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-05743-5
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05742-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Narrating the New African Diaspora
Book Subtitle
21st Century Nigerian Literature in Context
Authors
Series Title
African Histories and Modernities
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05743-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05743-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05742-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 212
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