ISBN: 159221617x

Emerging Perspectives On Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa honors the celebrated Mozambican writer, Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, who was awarded the 2007 José Craveirinha Prize for his Os Sobreviventes da Noite (Survivors of the Night). Recipient of the Grand Prize for Mozambican Literature in 1990 for Ualalapi which was also selected as one of the 100 best African books of the 20th century, Ba Ka Khosa occupies a significant place in contemporary Mozambican and African letters. This volume covers criticism, interviews, and translation excerpts of his entire literary corpus to date, namely Ualalapi, Orgia dos Loucos, Histórias de Amor e Espanto, No Reino dos Abutres, and Os Sobriviventes da Noite. The volume ensures that the author finds his due place among his peers in Anglophone and Francophone Africa as well as all over the world beyond the obscurity engendered by the Portuguese language and limited translation of his works. Issues covered by contributors include mythology, (sub)versions of history and language, deconstruction, memory, magical realism, Mozambican national identity, self and other, anti-epic and identity, regeneration, rebelliousness and corruption, among others. Niyi Afolabi has for many years been a conduit to the English speaking world of Lusophone African and Afro-Brazilian writers. The Mozambican storyteller, Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, is surely a principal figure in contemporary African literature and it is a great thing that Anglophone readers can now know his work, through the timely publication of Emerging Perspectives on Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa. Don Burness, Franklin Pierce University Por muitos anos, Niyi Afolabi tem sido um veículo ao mundo anglófono relativo à divulgação dos escritores africanos lusófonos e afro-brasileiros. O contador moçambicano de estórias, Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, sem dúvida, é uma figura singular na literatura africana contemporânea, e é uma boa conquista que os leitores anglófonos possam agora conhecer sua obra com a publicação oportuna de Perspectivas Emergentes Sobre Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa. Don Burness, Franklin Pierce University

Product details

  • Publisher : Africa World Press; First American Edition (April 2, 2010)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 470 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 159221617X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1592216178
  • Item Weight : 1.61 pounds
  • Dimensions : 6 x 1.25 x 9 inches
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