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Magical Realism in West African Fiction

by Brenda Cooper

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Published by Taylor & Francis Group Plc in London .
Written in English


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ISBN 10020375963X

Seeing with a third eye --'Sacred names into profane spaces': magical realism --An endless forest of terrible creatures: magical realism in West Africa --'Out of the centre of my forehead, an eye opened': Ben Okri's The famished road --'The plantation blood in his veins': Syl Cheney-Coker and The last harmattan of Alusine Dunbar. Brenda Cooper's book, Magical Realism in West African Fiction: Seeing with a Third Eye, reiterated throughout the book in different ways, is that "magical realism arises out of particular societies-postcolonial, unevenly developed places where old and new, modern and ancient, the scientific and the File Size: KB.

This study contextualizes magical realism within current debates and theories of postcoloniality and examines the fiction of three of its West African pioneers: Syl Cheney-Coker of Sierra Leone, Ben Okri of Nigeria and Kojo Laing of Ghana.   Nnedi Okorafor is an American-born daughter of Igbo Nigerian parents and that mix of cultures is just perfect for the writing of magic realism. This collection of short stories draws on Okorafor's West African roots more than her American life. But the writer being American brings an outsider's point of : Zoe Brooks.

Magical realism, magic realism, or marvelous realism is a style of fiction that paints a realistic view of the modern world while also adding magical elements. It is sometimes called fabulism, in reference to the conventions of fables, myths, and allegory. "Magical realism", perhaps the most common term, often refers to fiction and literature in particular: 1–5 with magic or the. ♥ Book Title: Magical Realism in West African Fiction ♣ Name Author: Brenda Cooper ∞ Launching: Info ISBN Link: ⊗ Detail ISBN code: ⊕ Number Pages: Total sheet ♮ News id: O0H9J_VchLAC Download File Start Reading ☯ Full Synopsis: "This study contextualizes magical realism within current debates and theories of postcoloniality and.


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Magical Realism in West African Fiction book. By Brenda Cooper. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 12 October Author: Brenda Cooper.

In this book I focus on three magical realist writers of West Africa: Syl Cheney-Coker (Sierra Leone), Ben Okri (Nigeria) and Kojo Laing (Ghana). I argue that their fictions are characterized by the powerful, restless reincarnations of myth into magic and history into the universal.

Magical Realism in Afro-Literature The death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez marks the passing of yet another literary giant. His presence will be. Magical realism is a fiction genre in which magical elements blend to create a realistic atmosphere that accesses a deeper understanding of reality.

The story explains these magical elements as normal occurrences, presented in a straightforward manner that places the "real" and the "fantastic" in the same stream of thought.

After Colonialism: African Postmodernism and Magical Realism thoroughly examines this new fiction and its contribution to the liberation of Africa's imagination.

It finds, perhaps ironically, that a liberated imagination provides a powerful tool for understanding, and perhaps even resolving, the complex issues of postcolonial Africa.

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The magical realist mode is made up of the moment when the reader (and sometimes the character) is unsure if, within the world of the novel or story they are reading, something actually happened. The best way to wrap your head around magical realism is, naturally, to start reading.

This study contextualizes magical realism within current debates and theories of postcoloniality and examines the fiction of three of its West African pioneers: Syl Cheney-Coker of Sierra Leone, Ben Okri of Nigeria and Kojo Laing of Ghana.

Brenda Cooper explores the distinct elements of the genre in a West African context, and in relation to:Author: Cooper, B. This study contextualizes magical realism within current debates and theories of postcoloniality and examines the fiction of three of its West African pioneers: Syl Cheney-Coker of Sierra Leone, Ben Okri of Nigeria and Kojo Laing of : Taylor And Francis.

While Toni Morrison’s overall literary genre is American or African American literary fiction, Beloved is widely categorized as Magical Realism. Magical realism is a genre that involves the insertion of folklore and supernatural elements into otherwise realistic narratives.

Beloved is not Toni Morrison’s only venture into magical realism. The first half of the term presents the theoretical foundations for the study of the African novel: the nature of literary realism, its introduction to Africa and employment in the Afrophone novel, the philosophical underpinnings of literary realism, literary experimentation, magical realism and its relevance for the Afrophone novel.

Editorial team. General Editors: David Bourget (Western Ontario) David Chalmers (ANU, NYU) Area Editors: David Bourget Gwen Bradford. Magical Realism in West African Fiction: Seeing with a Third Eye By Brenda Cooper Routledge, Read preview Overview From Modernism to Postmodernism: Concepts and Strategies of Postmodern American Fiction By Gerhard Hoffmann Rodopi, This study contextualizes magical realism within current debates and theories of postcoloniality and examines the fiction of three of its West African pioneers: Syl Cheney-Coker of Sierra Leone, Ben Okri of Nigeria and Kojo Laing of Ghana.

Brenda Cooper explores the distinct elements of the genre in a West African context, and in relation to:Brand: Taylor And Francis. Also known as “marvelous realism,” or “fantastic realism,” magical realism is not a style or a genre so much as a way of questioning the nature of reality.

In books, stories, poetry, plays, and film, factual narrative and far-flung fantasies combine to reveal insights about society and human nature.