Eurocentricism And the Literature of Africa: An Analytical Study

Authors

  • Bhawna Singh

Keywords:

Representation, Exoticism, Othering, Colonization, African Literature, Eurocentric versions, oral tradition.

Abstract

This study reflects upon and questions the issue of ‘representation’ of the colonized nations as presented in historiography of colonial narratives through the eyes of the colonizers in their writings, which led to a homogenized view of the colonized nations’ culture and traditions. This paper presents a study of viewpoints through the writings of African writers and how they have appropriated English language through the fusion of European forms with Africa’s oral tradition and thus shaping the political consciousness of Africa.

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Published

30-06-2017

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Bhawna Singh. (2017). Eurocentricism And the Literature of Africa: An Analytical Study. Research Inspiration: An International Multidisciplinary E-Journal, 2(III), 42–48. Retrieved from http://researchinspiration.com/index.php/ri/article/view/64

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