Decolonising Childhoods In Eastern Africa: Literary And Cultural Representations (Routledge African Studies)

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This book deconstructs Eurocentric narratives and showcases local voices to re-examine childhood in Eastern Africa. Moving away from portrayals of East African childhood as characterized by want, the author argues for a differentiated and pluralist nature of the eastern African childhood. Taking a chronological approach, the author provides a critical reading of Africanist anthropological research on childhood in eastern Africa before examining writings from the pre-imperial and colonial periods. Moving into the contemporary period, the book reveals the continuity of these portrayals in humanitarian and journalistic discourses, before exploring postcolonial writings on childhood in works by Eastern African novelists. Employing a multidisciplinary perspective, this book will be of interest to scholars of African literature, East African history, critical childhood studies and Africanist epistemologies--


  • | Author: Oduor Obura
  • | Publisher: Routledge
  • | Publication Date: July 13, 2021
  • | Number of Pages: 198 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Hardcover
  • | ISBN-10: 0367685612
  • | ISBN-13: 9780367685614
Author:
Oduor Obura
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication Date:
July 13, 2021
Number of pages:
198 pages
Language:
English
Binding:
Hardcover
ISBN-10:
0367685612
ISBN-13:
9780367685614