Metaphor and the slave trade in West African literature /

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Author / Creator:Murphy, Laura (Laura T.), author.
Imprint:Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2012.
Description:1 online resource
Language:English
Subject:West African literature (English) -- History and criticism.
Slave trade in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS -- African.
Slave trade in literature.
West African literature (English)
Englisch
Literatur
Sklavenhandel
LitteĢrature africaine de langue anglaise -- Histoire et critique.
Esclaves -- Dans la litteĢrature.
Westafrika
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11132052
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ISBN:0821444123
9780821444122
9780821419953
0821419951
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:Metaphor and the Slave Trade provides compelling evidence of the hidden but unmistakable traces of the transatlantic slave trade that persist in West African discourse. Through an examination of metaphors that describe the trauma, loss, and suffering associated with the commerce in human lives, this book shows how the horrors of slavery are communicated from generation to generation. Laura T. Murphy's insightful new readings of canonical West African fiction, autobiography, drama, and poetry explore the relationship between memory and metaphor and emphasize how repressed or otherwise margina.
Other form:Print version: 9780821419953 0821419951
Standard no.:ebr10556489