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Displaced selves in contemporary fiction, or the Art of Literary Activism


Simoes da Silva, T, Displaced selves in contemporary fiction, or the Art of Literary Activism, Australian Literary Studies, 28, (4) pp. 65-78. ISSN 0004-9697 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.20314/als.63b6986ff9


The impact of the above passage, taken from an essay written by Kenyan essayist Binyavanga Wainaina, is indisputable. As we read a deep anger rises from within Wainaina's otherwise insightful, patient and generous advice to would-be-writers. A satire on ongoing representations of Africa and of Africans, the essay appeared in a collection published by Granta Books in 2005 entitled The View from Africa.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Postcolonial studies
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
UTAS Author:Simoes da Silva, T (Professor Tony Simoes da Silva)
ID Code:103627
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2015-10-21
Last Modified:2018-07-16

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