Challenging Hierarchies: Issues and Themes in Colonial and Postcolonial African Literature


"Challenging Hierarchies explores the provocative and compelling work of African authors, from the writing of eighteenth-century social critic Ottobah Cugoano to that of contemporary novelists Chinua Achebe, Tsitsi Dangarembga, and Ben Okri. The book focuses on challenges to colonial and neo-colonial oppression, with a special emphasis on African feminism and the work of women writers. Combining criticism, fiction, and creative autobiography, Challenging Hierarchies reflects the vital spirit of African literature and literary studies today." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Ama Ata Aidoo
  • Vincent O. Odamtten
  • Chioma Opara
  • Obioma Nnaemeka
  • Leonard A. Podis
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1998


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