Contingent Canons: African Literature and the Politics of Location

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book


This Element explores the mechanisms through which 'African literature', as a market category, has been consecrated within the global literary field. Drawing on archival, textual and field-based research, it proposes that the normative story of African literary writing has functioned to efface a broader material history of African literary production located on and oriented to the continent itself.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages75
ISBN (Print)9781108445375
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2018


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