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 Half Title
 Title Page
 Table of Contents
 Preface
 My signifier is more native than...
 The proverb is the horse of words:...
 Textual proverbs in proverbial...
 Nothing is which lacks a story:...
 All that we do today is narrative...
 Figuration and the limit of local...
 Conclusion: Plenty of words do...
 Notes
 Bibliography
 Index














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Group Title: Proverbs, textuality, and nativism in African literature
Title: Proverbs, textuality, and nativism in African literature /
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Title: Proverbs, textuality, and nativism in African literature /
Physical Description: xii, 154 p. : ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Adéè̳kó̳, Adéléke
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville
Gainesville
Publication Date: c1998
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: African literature -- History and criticism   ( lcsh )
Proverbs in literature   ( lcsh )
National characteristics, African   ( lcsh )
Africans -- Race identity   ( lcsh )
Letterkunde   ( gtt )
Spreekwoorden   ( gtt )
Afrikanen   ( gtt )
Nationale kenmerken   ( gtt )
Literatur   ( swd )
Sprichwort   ( swd )
Nativismus   ( swd )
Roman   ( swd )
Geschichte 1969-1981   ( swd )
Afrika   ( swd )
Schwarzafrika   ( swd )
Englisch   ( swd )
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
 Notes
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-152) and index.
Statement of Responsibility: Adéléke Adéè̳kó̳.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00103281
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 37588565
lccn - 97040247
isbn - 0813015626 (alk. paper)
Classification: lcc - PL8010 .A28 1998
ddc - 809/.896
bcl - 18.07

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    Preface
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    My signifier is more native than yours: Issues in making a literature african
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    The proverb is the horse of words: Figuration and consciousness in nativist tropes
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    Textual proverbs in proverbial texts: Chinua Achebe's Arrow of God and Oladejo Okediji's Rere Run
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    Nothing is which lacks a story: Native figures of history in Ayi Kwei Armah's Two Thousand Seasons
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    All that we do today is narrative tomorrow: Picturing reality in Ngugi's Devil on the Cross
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    Figuration and the limit of local knowledge: Osotisan's proverbial story of postindependence fiction in Kolera Kolej
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    Conclusion: Plenty of words do not fill up a basket
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    Notes
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