ISBN 9789956792993
Pages 260
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2014
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Nomenclatural Poetization and Globalization

edited by Adaku T. Ankumah

This prolific collection of essays, with contributions from scholars from across several disciplines, on the practice and implications of naming - Nomenclatural Poetization and Globalization - explores diverse concerns in onomastics, such as cultural and ethnic implications as well as individual identity formation processes in the age of Globalization and extends these to a variety of contemporary theories of appreciation and internationalization.

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“This timely, informative, multidisciplinary collection of essays brings together a wide range of international scholars with one important connection: their fascination for naming as a practice, a process, a performance and a culturally embedded starting-point for understanding a wide range of genres.”

Stephanie Newell, University of Sussex, UK, author of The Power to Name: A History of Anonymity in Colonial West Africa

"This interesting collection shifts the ongoing discussion of literary onomastics to the African sphere: names have resonance and are not merely referents, and in Europhone African writing, characters’ names carry vital cultural and historical clues. In essays ranging from the implications of names in the age of globalization to the analyses of texts by well-known, as well as fascinating but lesser known authors, the contributors to Nomenclatural Poetization and Globalization explore the powers and limitations bestowed by names and the need – in a globalized world – to follow nomenclatural clues with the kind of scrupulosity demonstrated here.”

Annie Gagiano, Emeritus Professor, English Department, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

About the Editor

Adaku T. Ankumah

Dr. Adaku T. Ankumah is an Associate Professor of English at Tuskegee University. Her research interests focus inter alia on revolutionary playwrights from the African Diaspora and on gender and politics in the works of African women authors.