This handbook provides a critical overview of literature dealing with groups of people or regions that suffer marginalization within Africa.
The contributors examine a multiplicity of minority discourses expressed in African literature, including those who are culturally, socially, politically, religiously, economically, and sexually marginalized in literary and artistic creations. Chapters and sections of the book are structured to identify major areas of minority articulation of their condition and strategies deployed against the repression, persecution, oppression, suppression, domination, and tyranny of the majority or dominant group.
Bringing together diverse perspectives to give a holistic representation of the African reality, this handbook is an important read for scholars and students of comparative and postcolonial literature and African studies.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|23 pages
part II|78 pages
Political and racial forms of marginalization
part III|79 pages
Culture and language
part IV|62 pages
Patriarchal domination, gender, sexuality, and other sociocultural “minorities”
part V|47 pages
Intranational, national, and international marginalization/conflict
part VI|46 pages
Literature and disability
part VII|63 pages
Recent trends of marginalities