ISBN 9789789185269
Pages 426
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2018
Publisher Kraft Books, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Art, Society and Identity

Essays on African Literature

by Udenta O. Udenta

Art, Society and Identity is an important and timely intervention in the study of postcolonial African literature given, not only its profound reading of select fictional, poetic and dramatic texts, but most crucially its comprehensive rebuttal of the postmodernist and poststructuralist invasion of the postcolonial African aesthetic domain. The author combines an authoritative critical voice which he developed in the last two decades of the 20th century that produced the essays in parts one and two with new theoretical and critical insights into the literary and extra literary currents shaping 21st century Nigerian literature.

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About the Author

Udenta O. Udenta

Udenta O. Udenta is Director with the Centre for Alternative Policy Perspectives and Strategy (CAPPS), Abuja, Nigeria, he was, at various times, a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Igbo Studies/School of Humanities at Abia State University, a pro-democracy/human rights activist, a National Secretary of one of Nigeria's leading political parties between 1998-2000 and a Director with the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), The Presidency, Abuja (2001-2009). 

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