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.
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||75|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Nov 2018|