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The Resource Nimrod : selected works, Frieda Ekotto, editor ; prose translated by Dawn Cornelio ; poetry translated by Catherine du Toit, Patrick Williamson, and Emily Goedde and Sylvie Kandé

Nimrod : selected works, Frieda Ekotto, editor ; prose translated by Dawn Cornelio ; poetry translated by Catherine du Toit, Patrick Williamson, and Emily Goedde and Sylvie Kandé

Label
Nimrod : selected works
Title
Nimrod
Title remainder
selected works
Statement of responsibility
Frieda Ekotto, editor ; prose translated by Dawn Cornelio ; poetry translated by Catherine du Toit, Patrick Williamson, and Emily Goedde and Sylvie Kandé
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The Chadian writer Nimrod-philosopher, poet, novelist, and essayist-is one of the most dynamic and vital voices in contemporary African literature and thought. Yet little of Nimrod's writing has been translated into English until now. Introductory material by Frieda Ekotto provides context for Nimrod's work and demonstrates the urgency of making it available beyond Francophone Africa to a broader global audience. At the heart of this volume are Nimrod's essays on LeÌ1opold SeÌ1dar Senghor, a key figure in the literary and aesthetic NeÌ1gritude movement of the 1930s and president of Senegal from 1945 through 1980. Widely dismissed in recent decades as problematically essentialist, Senghorian Negritude articulated notions of "blackness" as a way of transcending deep divisions across a Black Diaspora under French colonial rule. Nimrod offers a nuanced reading of Senghor, drawing out the full complexities of Senghor's philosophy and reevaluating how race and colonialism function in a French-speaking space. Also included in this volume are Nimrod's essays on literature from the 2008 collection, The New French Matter (La nouvelle chose francÌʹaise). Representing his prose fiction is his 2010 work, Rivers' Gold (L'or des rivieÌ0res). Also featured are some of Nimrod's best-loved poems, in both English translation and the original French. The works selected and translated for this volume showcase Nimrod's versatility, his intellectual liveliness, and his exploration of questions of aesthetics in African literature, philosophy, and linguistics. Nimrod: Selected Writings marks a significant contribution toward engaging a broader audience with one of the vital voices of our time. This book will be essential reading for Anglophone students and scholars of African philosophy, literature, poetry, and critical theory, and will offer a welcome introduction to Nimrod for general readers of contemporary international writing
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Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nimrod
Dewey number
848.91409
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English and French
LC call number
PQ3989.2.N5446
LC item number
A2 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ekotto, Frieda
  • Cornelio, Dawn M.
  • Du Toit, Catherine
  • Williamson, Patrick
  • Goedde, Emily
  • Kandé, Sylvie
Series statement
African perspectives
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  • African literature (French)
  • Race in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • African literature (French)
Label
Nimrod : selected works, Frieda Ekotto, editor ; prose translated by Dawn Cornelio ; poetry translated by Catherine du Toit, Patrick Williamson, and Emily Goedde and Sylvie Kandé
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1037970137
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780472054060
Lccn
2018033467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1037970137
Label
Nimrod : selected works, Frieda Ekotto, editor ; prose translated by Dawn Cornelio ; poetry translated by Catherine du Toit, Patrick Williamson, and Emily Goedde and Sylvie Kandé
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1037970137
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780472054060
Lccn
2018033467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1037970137

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