Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2009

224 Pages

6 X 9 inches

ISBN: 9781846310492

Bookseller Code (06)

Postcolonial Eyes

Intercontinental Travel in Francophone African Literature

Aedin Ni Loingsigh

Liverpool University Press

Over the past two decades interest in travel has developed significantly. Critical engagement with imperialism, postcolonialism, diasporas, ethnography and cultural anthropology has led to increasingly sophisticated readings of the travel writing genre and a growing acknowledgement of its complex history. Postcolonial Eyes is the first study of its kind to identify a specifically Sub-Saharan African lineage within the broader tradition of travel writing. As well as exploring the reasons for Africans' exclusion from the genre, the book examines the important relationship between ethnicity and travel and identifies the concerns and preoccupations that define African writers' approaches to travel.


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