Two favourite themes in Nigérien literature

Tydskrif vir Letterkunde

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Title Two favourite themes in Nigérien literature
 
Creator Daouda, Abdoul-Aziz Issa
 
Subject Nigérien novel
drought
famine
rural exodus/migration
emigration
 
Description Critics tend to generalise in their analysis of African literature by presenting it from two main angles: anti-colonial literature and the literature of disenchantment focused on a criticism of the political regimes that came out of independence. However, not only did Nigérien literature emerge after independence, but writers from Niger tend to emphasise certain themes addressing practical concerns that are specific to their community; they do not focus on political satire per se. Hence, Niger’s novelists pay attention to essential themes like drought and famine, rural exodus and emigration. Such themes, while constituting the originality of their writing, unfortunately also preclude the usual generalisations of which critics are so enamoured. Key words: Key words: Nigérien novel,drought, famine, rural exodus / migration, emigration
 
Publisher Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Association
 
Date 2019-11-14
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journals.assaf.org.za/index.php/tvl/article/view/7630
10.17159/2309-9070/tvl.v.42i2.7630
 
Source Tydskrif vir Letterkunde; Vol 42 No 2 (2005)
2309-9070
0041-476X
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journals.assaf.org.za/index.php/tvl/article/view/7630/9419
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Tydskrif vir Letterkunde
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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