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Literary culture in colonial Ghana

Stephanie Newell

Literary culture in colonial Ghana

"how to play the game of life"

by Stephanie Newell

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  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Manchester University Press in Manchester .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Imperialism in literature.,
  • Books and reading -- Ghana.,
  • Ghana -- In literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementStephanie Newell.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 242 p. :
    Number of Pages242
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22475051M
    ISBN 10071906273X, 0719062748


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ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: ix, pages: illustrations ; 23 cm: Contents: Introduction - The formation of readerships; a) Bookshops, bibliographies and libraries. 1 Paracolonial networks - the rise of literary and debating societies in colonial Ghana - a) Paracolonial networks, b) The nationalist awakening and Ghanaian.

Ghanaian imaginative writing in English, An annotated bibliography, (Department of Library Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. Occasional papers, no.

4) Margaret Musgrove. Newell reveals literacy and reading as powerful social forces that quickly moved beyond the missionary agenda and colonial regulation. A fascinating literary, social, and cultural history of colonial Ghana, Literary Culture in Colonial Ghana sheds new light on understandings of the African colonial experience and the development of postcolonial.

Product Information. Considering the literary habits - production, reception, selection - in a colonial Ghana, this study provides empirical and statistical data of how colonial literature is absorbed - and coins the new term paracolonial to better describe the ebb and flow of influence and creativity.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: ix, pages ; 22 cm: Contents: Introduction: the formation of readerships 'Paracolonial' networks: the rise of literary and debating societies in colonial Ghana 'Are women worse than men?': literary clubs and the expression of new masculinities The whole library in a pocket handkerchief.

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*Literary Culture in Colonial Ghana* examines the activities of African readers in the British colony of the Gold Coast between andand the pan-West African cultural and political networks that grew up around the English-language in the decades before decolonisation.

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+ Ghanaian writers‎ (13 C, 40 P) A Ghanaian literary awards‎ (1 P) F Ghanaian fiction‎ (2. “This brilliantly original book opens up new ways of looking at the colonial West African press. The Power to Name reveals the newspapers as sites of creativity and experimentation.

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Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. Incorrect Book The list contains an. About the Author Elleke Boehmer is Professor of World Literatures in English at the University of Oxford, well known for her research in international writing and postcolonial theory, she is the author of eight books, among them Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Migrant Metaphors (, ), Empire, the National and the Postcolonial (), Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction ( In his article, "Language and Culture in African Postcolonial Literature," Kwaku Asante-Darko offers both conceptual basis and empirical evidence in support of the fact that critical issues concerning protest, authenticity, and hybridity in African post-colonial literature have often been heavily laden with nationalist and leftist ideological encumbrances, which tended to advocate the Cited by: 3.

As well as filling a gap in Ghana’s literary history, the book explores comparative cross-cultural perspectives. Stephanie Newell is a professor of English at the University of Sussex, UK, and the author of West African Literature: Ways of Reading, Literary Culture in Colonial Ghana, and Ghanaian Popular Fiction: How to Play the Game of Life.

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