Narrating war and peace in Africa /

<I>Narrating War and Peace in Africa</I> interrogates conventional representations of Africa and African culture -- mainly in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries -- with an emphasis on portrayals of conflict and peace. While Africa has experienced political and social turbulen...

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Other Authors / Creators:Falola, Toyin.
Haar, Hetty ter.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Language notes:English.
Imprint: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2010.
Series:Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora ; v. 47.
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264 1 |a Rochester, NY :  |b University of Rochester Press,  |c 2010. 
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505 0 |a ""Frontcover""; ""CONTENTS""; ""PREFACE""; ""INTRODUCTION: Narrating War and Peace in Africa""; ""Part One. Struggles for Independence""; ""1. Wars of Words: Enlisting Colonial Languages in the Fight for Independence in Africa""; ""2. Alternative Representations of War in Africa: New Times and Ethiopia News Coverage of the 1935â€?41 Italian-Ethiopian War""; ""3. Allâ€?s Well in the Colony: Newspaper Coverage of the Mau Mau Movement, 1952â€?56""; ""Part Two. Ungendering Conflicts, Engendering Peace""; ""4. Pedagogies of Pain: Teaching “Women, War, and Militarism in Africaâ€?"" 
505 8 |a ""13. “Lament for the Casualtiesâ€?: The Nigerian War of 1967â€?70 and the Poetry of John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo""""BIBLIOGRAPHY""; ""CONTRIBUTORS""; ""INDEX ""; ""Backcover "" 
505 8 |a ""5. Women and War: A Kenyan Experience""""6. Mass Rape as a Weapon of War in the Eastern DRC""; ""7. Mozambique: The Gendered Impact of Warfare""; ""Part Three. Narrative Strategies and Visions of Peace""; ""8. Acting as Heroic: Creativity and Political Violence in Tuareg Theater in Northern Mali""; ""9. Representations of War and Peace in Selected Works of Ben Okri""; ""10. Visions of War, Testaments of Peace: The “Burdenâ€? of Sierra Leone""; ""Part Four. The Duty to Remember""; ""11. (Re)Writing the Massacre of Thiaroye""; ""12. In Search of Lost Kabyles in Mehdi Lallaouiâ€?s"" 
520 |a <I>Narrating War and Peace in Africa</I> interrogates conventional representations of Africa and African culture -- mainly in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries -- with an emphasis on portrayals of conflict and peace. While Africa has experienced political and social turbulence throughout its history, more recent conflicts seem to reinforce the myth of barbarism across the continent: in Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Chad, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Sudan. The essays in this volume address reductive and stereotypical assumptions of postcolonial violence as "tribal" in nature, and offer instead various perspectives -- across disciplinary boundaries -- that foster a less fetishized, more contextualized understanding of African war, peace, and memory. Through their geographical, historical, and cultural scope and diversity, the chapters in <I>Narrating War and Peace in Africa</I> aim to challenge negative stereotypes that abound in relation to Africa in general and to its wars and conflicts in particular, encouraging a shift to more balanced and nuanced representations of the continent and its political and social climates.<BR><BR> Contributors: Ann Albuyeh, Zermarie Deacon, Alicia C. Decker, Aména Moïnfar, Kayode Omoniyi Ogunfolabi, Sabrina Parent, Susan Rasmussen, Michael Sharp, Cheryl Sterling, Hetty ter Haar, Melissa Tully, Pamela Wadende, Metasebia Woldemariam, Jonathan Zilberg.<BR><BR> Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.<BR> Hetty ter Haar is an independent researcher in England. 
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650 0 |a Mass media and war  |z Africa, Sub-Saharan  |v Congresses. 
650 0 |a Peace in literature  |v Congresses. 
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650 0 |a Stereotypes (Social psychology) in mass media  |v Congresses. 
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650 0 |a War in mass media  |v Congresses. 
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653 |a African conflicts. 
653 |a African history. 
653 |a African studies. 
653 |a cultural studies. 
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653 |a film. 
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653 |a postcolonial violence. 
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653 |a women's studies. 
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