By Brenda Cooper

This examine contextualizes magical realism inside present debates and theories of postcoloniality and examines the fiction of 3 of its West African pioneers: Syl Cheney-Coker of Sierra Leone, Ben Okri of Nigeria and Kojo Laing of Ghana. Brenda Cooper explores the targeted components of the style in a West African context, and in relation to:
* a number worldwide expressions of magical realism, from the paintings of Gabriel Garcia Marquez to that of Salman Rushdie
* wider modern tendencies in African writing, with specific recognition to how the realism of authors reminiscent of Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka has been hooked up with nationalist agendas.
this can be a interesting and demanding paintings for all these engaged on African literature, magical realism, or postcoloniality.

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