The African imagination: Postcolonial studies, canons, and stigmatization

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dc.identifier.citation Garuba, H. (2003). The African imagination: Postcolonial studies, canons, and stigmatization. Research in African Literatures, 34(4), 145-149
dc.description.abstract In the prefatory remarks to his new book, The African Imagination, Abiola Irele traces the trajectory of his professional career from his initial location in Africa to his present base in an American university. The Africa phase of his career, he emphasizes, was marked by an awareness that he was involved in the definition and mapping of a distinctive terrain of imaginative expression and a new academic field known as African literature within the context of a local community of scholars and students mutually engaged in a cultural activity that they felt was central to the needs of an evolving national community. In relocating to the center of the Western academy in the United States, he continues, he now pursues his professional career in an environment within which this literature is marginal. Indeed, the literature is not only marginal, it is more often secondary, serving only to provide validating material for other disciplines and/or evidence for consolidating the paradigms of dominant discourses or epistemologies.
dc.source Research in African Literatures
dc.subject.other African literature
dc.subject.other education
dc.subject.other culture
dc.subject.other Educational Support Services
dc.subject.other Administration of Education Programs
dc.subject.other The African Imagination
dc.subject.other Abiola Irele
dc.title The African imagination: Postcolonial studies, canons, and stigmatization
dc.type Articles 2017-11-26T15:13:29Z
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.publisher.department African Studies
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