Raction whether individual or collective in generating history in moulding identities and as a conseuence
in defining the shape of the future The 'spatial' perspectives allow defining the shape of the future The 'spatial' perspectives allow 'proximate' rather than the 'distant' influence of literary art to come into view
modes of literary communication arising of residual but vibrant traditions of oral communication blend with contemporary media to produce hybrid genres of proximity specific to Eastern African literary production In this way the book also makes a contribution to the ongoing theorization of literary and cultural innovation in the cultures of the Global Sou.PROXIMATE MODES OF LITERARY COMMUNICATION ARISING
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Ng Ug I To Include A Host Of Recent Lessug i to include a host of recent less novelists dramatists and poets It extends the geographical range of existing studies from the familiar triad of Kenyan Ugandan and Tanzanian traditions of writing in English to include the lesser nown Somali Ethiopian or Sudanese or Mauritian or Madagascan than simply addressing national traditions or broad thematic bundles the
volume treats works as literatures of a region is as literatures of place andtreats works as literatures of a region that is as literatures of place and Eastern African Literatures stresses the formative role of space place and geography in fashioning the fabric of social inte. .
The Oxford Studies in Postcolonial Literatures series offers stimulating and accessible introductions to definitive topics and ey genres and regions within the rapidly diversifying field of postcolonial literary studies in EnglishThis volume offers an overview of contemporary Eastern African writing in English since the mid
twentieth century it takes a fresh look atcentury It takes a fresh look at has been an under represented regional literary tradition within what continues to be an under represented continental literary *tradition In particular it broadens the scope of such an overview complementing *In particular it broadens the scope of such an overview complementing extant monographs on well nown Eastern Afric.