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The Resource Metaphor and the slave trade in West African literature, Laura Murphy

Metaphor and the slave trade in West African literature, Laura Murphy

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Metaphor and the slave trade in West African literature
Title
Metaphor and the slave trade in West African literature
Statement of responsibility
Laura Murphy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Metaphor and the Slave Trade provides compelling evidence of the hidden but unmistakable traces of the transatlantic slave trade that persist in West African discourse. Through an examination of metaphors that describe the trauma, loss, and suffering associated with the commerce in human lives, this book shows how the horrors of slavery are communicated from generation to generation. Laura T. Murphy's insightful new readings of canonical West African fiction, autobiography, drama, and poetry explore the relationship between memory and metaphor and emphasize how repressed or otherwise margina
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Laura
Dewey number
820.93580966
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9340.5
LC item number
.M87 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • West African literature (English)
  • Slave trade in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Slave trade in literature
  • West African literature (English)
  • Englisch
  • Literatur
  • Sklavenhandel
  • Westafrika
  • Littérature africaine de langue anglaise
  • Esclaves
Label
Metaphor and the slave trade in West African literature, Laura Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Against amnesia: metaphors and memory in West Africa -- Magical capture in a landscape of terror: the trope of the body in the bag in Amos Tutuola's My life in the bush of ghosts -- Geographies of memory: mapping slavery's recurrence in Ben Okri's The famished road -- The curse of constant remembrance: the belated trauma of the slave trade in Ayi Kwei Armah's Fragments -- Childless mothers and dead husbands: the enslavement of intimacy and Ama Ata Aidoo's secret language of memory -- The suffering of survival -- The future of the past: the new historical fiction
Control code
793494344
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821444122
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebr10556489
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1j69k23
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793494344
Label
Metaphor and the slave trade in West African literature, Laura Murphy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Against amnesia: metaphors and memory in West Africa -- Magical capture in a landscape of terror: the trope of the body in the bag in Amos Tutuola's My life in the bush of ghosts -- Geographies of memory: mapping slavery's recurrence in Ben Okri's The famished road -- The curse of constant remembrance: the belated trauma of the slave trade in Ayi Kwei Armah's Fragments -- Childless mothers and dead husbands: the enslavement of intimacy and Ama Ata Aidoo's secret language of memory -- The suffering of survival -- The future of the past: the new historical fiction
Control code
793494344
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821444122
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebr10556489
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1j69k23
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793494344

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