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Intro -- CONTENTS -- Responses to Patriarchy in African Women's Poetry -- A Mirror of Convergence: Association and Racism in Anglophone Cameroonian Literature -- Angles of Telling and Angles on Reality: Representations of the Gukurahundi Period in Selected Zimbabwean Fiction in Shona, Ndebele, and English -- Class Conflict and the Rise of the 'Proletarian' Novel in Africa -- History, Religion, and the Dramaturgy of Victimization and Betrayal: Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman and Ngϋgi wa Thiong'o and Ngϋgi wa Mirii's I Will Marry When I Want -- Resisting Oppression: I Will Marry When I Want and the (Re)Writing of History -- Advocating a Nameable Desire : Yvonne Vera's Without a Name -- A Womanist Reading of Douceurs du bercail by Aminata Sow Fall -- Postcolonial Hindi Translation in Mauritius: The Case of Kalpana Lalji's Amargeet -- Entr'acte: Cannibalism, Semiophagy, and the Plunk-Plink-Plonk of Banjo Strings in J.M Coetzee's Disgrace -- Signs Tell Their Own Stories: Rethinking the Status of Writing and Speech in J.M Coetzee's Foe -- Resettlement -- Introduction -- What He Did / One Version of the Road -- letter to sacred ibis -- The long walk home -- To Whom It May Concern / Pipe Dream -- Uprooted -- BlackBerry -- Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall -- On the Road to Change -- Traditional Mourning Dress of the Akans of Ghana -- The Origin and Nature of Traditional Leadership in South Africa: A Precolonial Perspective -- Sithole, Nkomo, Muzorewa, and the Birth of Zimbabwe: A Reconsideration of Autobiography as a Literary Mode of National History -- Peace, Conflict Management, and the Ndebele Proverb -- The Shona Proverb as an Expression of Unhu/Ubuntu -- The Role of Proverbs in the Shona Judicial System with Special Reference to Nhango Dzokusuma Nyaya Padare.
Artistic Techniques of Expression in the Performance of the Mijikenda Naming Ceremony Vyalusa of Kenya -- Gender Roles in African Oral Literature: A Case Study of Initiation Songs Among the Igembe People of Meru of Kenya -- Recontextualizing and Reconfiguring Cultural Identity in Contemporary North Africa -- African Cinema: The 6th Ethiopian International Film Festival, 7-14 November 2011 -- The Amphibian's Dilemma: An Interview with Tijan M. Sallah -- Reference Galore -- Crossing Cultures -- Teaching the African Novel -- Swimming Against the Tide -- East Africa Reclaimed -- Urging Readers to Know the Books Written Earlier -- A Remarkably Rich History -- A Different Southern Africa -- Books Received -- Notes on Contributors -- Notes for Contributors.
Besides searching book reviews, an interview with the writer Tijan M. Sallah, a full report on the 6th Ethiopian International Film Festival, and a stimulating selection of creative writing (including a showcase of recent South African poetry), this issue of Matatu offers general essays on African women's poetry, anglophone Cameroonian literature, and Zimbabwean fiction of the Gukurahundi period, along with studies of J.M. Coetzee, Kalpana Lalji, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Aminata Sow Fall, Wole Soyinka, and Yvonne Vera.The bulk of this issue, however, is given over to coverage of cultural and sociological topics from North Africa to the Cape, ranging from cultural identity in contemporary North Africa, two contributions on Kenyan naming ceremonies and initiation songs, and three studies of the function of Shona and Ndebele proverbs, to national history in Zimbabwean autobiography, traditional mourning dress of the Akans of Ghana, and the precolonial origins of traditional leadership in South Africa.Contributors: Jude Aigbe Agho, Nasima Ali, Uchenna Bethrand Anih, Aboneh Ashagrie, Francis T. Cheo, Gordon Collier, Abdel Karim Daragmeh, Geoffrey V. Davis, Nozizwe Dhlamini, Kola Eke, Phyllis Forster, Frances Hardie, James Hlongwana, Pede Hollist, John M. Kobia, Samuelson Freddie Khunou, Mea Lashbrooke, María J. López, Brian Macaskill, Evans Mandova, Richard Sgadreck Maposa, Michael Mazuru, Corwin L. Mhlahlo. Zanoxolo Mnqobi Mkhize, Kobus Moolman, Thamsanqa Moyo, Felix M. Muchomba, Collins Kenga Mumbo, Tabitha Wanja Mwangi, Bhekezakhe Ncube, Christopher Joseph Odhiambo, Ode S. Ogede, H. Oby Okolocha, Wumi Raji, Dosia Reichhardt, Rashi Rohatgi, Kamal Salhi, Ekremah Shehab, Faith Sibanda, John A Stotesbury, Nick Mdika Tembo, Kenneth Usongo, Wellington Wasosa.
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