African Egalitarian Values and Indigenous Genres

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Eshete Gemeda

A Comparative Approach to the Functional and Contextual Studies of Oromo National Literature in a Contemporary Perspective

ISBN 978-3-643-90233-7
Band-Nr. 5
Jahr 2012
Seiten 352
Bindung broschiert
Reihe African Languages – African Literatures. Langues Africaines – Littératures Africaines


This comparative literary study provides intriguing social and political
issues and discusses the African sense of national identity, patriotism
and egalitarian ideals in stylistic terms. It examines universal
concerns and new trends in national literature with reference to
academic discourse, aesthetic quality, the discovery of new ideas and
layers of poetic meanings.

The indigenous genres are placed in a New Historicist context to show
the way the literary landscape, cultural, political and historical
relationships are configured through foregrounding intellectual
correlations. These combinations are empirically
analysed in terms of pre-modern, postmodern and postcolonial events.

Eshete Gemeda is researcher at the University of Southern Denmark –
Institute of Literature, Cultural Studies and Media.