Download e-book for kindle: African Settings in Contemporary American Novels by Dave Kuhne

By Dave Kuhne

ISBN-10: 0313310408

ISBN-13: 9780313310409

Africa has lengthy captured the Western mind's eye as a land shrouded at risk and secret. British and American novels written ahead of international struggle II verified renowned conventions and stereotypes approximately Africa which were more and more challenged by means of modern American novels set in Africa. Kuhne's e-book overviews the ways that Africa has been hired as a robust atmosphere for American novels written because international conflict II. Kuhne argues that modern American novels with African settings are mostly didactic, that those novels express particular classes approximately Africa and Africans, and they evaluate African and American cultures that allows you to assessment and critique the 2 worlds.

The e-book starts off by way of summarizing the conventions and subject matters Westerners have commonly linked to Africa and by way of detailing how British and American authors from Aphra Behn to Ernest Hemingway depicted Africa ahead of international battle II. It then seems to be at modern American novels set in invented African international locations, novels that sometimes recommend that the issues that hassle genuine African countries are the results of colonialism. A separate bankruptcy then examines the African novels of African american citizens, which typically target to right the old list, refute stereotypes, and element the horrors of the slave alternate. the amount additionally seems at style fiction set in Africa, whereas a last bankruptcy discusses postcolonial novels with African settings.

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