Scholars writing on West African literature of any time period are invited to participate and share scholarship. Of particular interest is work on Bernard Binlin Dadié.
Through a detailed analysis of the story “The Three Sisters” from Mia Couto’s collection O Fio das Missangas (“The Bead Necklace”) published in 2004, I reveal how Couto recreates a space where relational practices are at the forefront of existence. I analyse this specific story to reveal Couto’s relational practices and its accompanyin…[Read more]
Irene Marques deposited Looking for ‘God’ in Non-Identity: Reading the Transcendental in Agualusa’s The Book of Chameleons in the group West African Literature on Humanities Commons 2 months, 2 weeks ago
. I demonstrate how The Book of Chameleons is replete with metaphors of what I call the “non-self,” or “supra-self,” or even “God,” which are commonly found in Zen Buddhist thought, classical African epistemological and ontological paradigms, and more specifically, the idea of African Personality as put forward by Léopold S. Senghor or even in s…[Read more]
Irene Marques deposited Suspending the ‘Lack’ Through Art: African and Western Epistemological and Artistic Intersections (Mia Couto, Wole Soyinka, Léopold Senghor, Gaston Bachelard and Mark Epstein) in the group West African Literature on Humanities Commons 2 months, 2 weeks ago
As a continuation of my previous transcultural comparative project, the current study aims to unearth some other similarities that exist between African classical knowledge systems, as put forward in the writing of Mia Couto and the work of other Africanists such as Wole Soyinka, Jacob Olupona and Léopold Senghor— in respect to their links to po…[Read more]
I am working to create an open-access, crowd-sourced bibliography of work by and about Bernard Binlin Dadié, in French or English. If you have access to an out-of-print text and would like to share as a citation, please do. If you are willing to upload your own open-access work, please do, as well.