African Literature, Animism and Politics

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Contents
Acknowledgementsviii
Introduction1
1Clandestine Antigones and the pre-post-colonial31
Clandestine Antigones36
Non-belonging: the family without origin; the origin without family57
Fetishism and a politics of the other75
The pre-post-colonial and the abiku91
The question of a regressive hybridity123
The death drive and spirit possession135
Antigone and negotiation149
2From Hegel on Africa towards a reading of African literature154
Hegel on Africa157
The narcissistic aesthetic186
The art of the undeniable204
A walk with 'A Walk in the Night'216
Notes228
Index241

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements viii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Clandestine Antigones and the Pre-Post-Colonial 31
  • 2 - From Hegel on Africa Towards a Reading of African Literature 154
  • Notes 228
  • Index 241
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