Long Dreams in Short Chapters

ab 24,90 

Wumi Raji

Essays in African Postcolonial Literary, Cultural and Political Criticisms

ISBN 978-3-8258-1841-8
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2009
Seiten 176
Bindung broschiert
Reihe African Languages – African Literatures. Langues Africaines – Littératures Africaines


The authors engaged in this book are concerned, in the main, with the
whole question of the transformation of the identities of the different
peoples of postcolonial Africa. Even so, it is clear that the issues they
raise would resonate clearly in similar contexts in other parts of the

“ Long Dreams in Short Chapters is a remarkable achievement, a brilliant
and magisterial remapping of the African text in its literary, cultural,
and political dimensions. Wumi Raji’s globalist and transnational
sensitivities make this book an effortless unpacking of the complexities
of the African literary process. and it is with great enthusiasm that I
welcome it as a landmark contribution to African thought.“

Pius Adesanmi, Associate Professor and Director, Project on New African
Literatures (PONAL), Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

Wumi Raji, an Associate Professor of Drama at the Obafemi Awolowo
University, Ile Ife, Nigeria, is at the moment a guest professor at Goethe
University, Frankfurt. He is currently finalising work on another book on
the postcolonialism of African drama.