From the European South

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Scrivere dalla/sulla Nigeria. Spazi di indagine futuri ed eredità presenti

Stefania Ragusa su La letteratura nigeriana in lingua inglese di Alessandra Di Maio


Writing from/about Nigeria: spaces of future investigations and present legacies. Alessandra Di Maio's essay La letteratura nigeriana in lingua inglese (2021) focuses on the literary production of three great Nigerian authors: Amos Tutuola (1920-1997), Chinua Achebe (1930-2013) and Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka (1930). The work provides a tool that is useful not only in academic contexts but also allows readers to approach Nigerian literary production in an analytical way, taking into account the specific historical and artistic coordinates in which the different works are positioned. This is in contrast to an editorial practice in Italy that tends to present everything that can be labelled as African as a single, undifferentiated body.


Amos Tutuola, Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Alessandra Di Maio, Nigerian Literature, African Literature, Translation



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