Dynamism in African Languages and Literature: Towards Conceptualisation of African Potentials (Paperback)

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By Keiko Takemura (Editor), Francis B. Nyamnjoh (Editor)
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The book provides novel perspectives towards conceptualisation of African Potentials. It explores diverse and dynamic aspects of linguistic communications in Africa, ranging from convivial multilingual practices to literal and musical arts. The book reflects the diversity and ever-changing dynamism in the African sociolinguistic sphere, that is, metalinguistic discourse in East Africa, sociolinguistic dynamism in Angola, conflict reconciliation speech performed in Ethiopia, and syncretic urban linguistic code called Sheng in Kenya. The volume also explores multi-dimensional relationships between literary arts and the society by investigating such topics as traditional Swahili poetry, publication of children books in Benin, and transformation and reconstruction of Yoruba popular music. The book elucidates dynamic process of creation through mixing of traditional and foreign elements of culture.



Product Details
ISBN: 9789956551699
ISBN-10: 9956551694
Publisher: Langaa RPCID
Publication Date: April 13th, 2021
Pages: 326
Language: English
Series: African Potentials