Two favourite themes in Nigérien literature

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Title Two favourite themes in Nigérien literature
Creator Daouda, Abdoul-Aziz Issa
Subject Nigérien novel
rural exodus/migration
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
Format application/pdf
Source Tydskrif vir Letterkunde; Vol 42 No 2 (2005)
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Tydskrif vir Letterkunde

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