Matatu

Editorial Board: Gordon Collier, Geoffrey V. Davis, Christine Matzke, Aderemi Raji-Oyelade, Wanjiku wa Ngugi, Ezenwa–Ohaeto† and Frank Schulze–Engler

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Series
ISSN: 
0932-9714
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Edited by Ogaga Okuyade

The essays in this volume capture the exciting energy of the emergent novel in East and West Africa, drawing on diffe¬rent theoretical insights to offer fresh and engaging perspectives on what has been variously termed the ‘new wave’, ‘emer¬gent generation’, and ...
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Volume: 
45
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042038677
Publication date: 
January 2014

Edited by Hazel Barnes

This second volume of research emanating from Drama for Life, University of the Witwatersrand, explores the transformative and healing qualities of the arts in South Africa, Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe. Essays on arts for social change illuminate the difficulties of conflict...
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Volume: 
44
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042038073
Publication date: 
January 2013

Edited by Hazel Barnes

Drama for Life, University of the Witwatersrand, aims “to enhance the capacity of young people, theatre practitioners and their communities to take responsibility for the quality of their lives in the context of HIV and AIDS in Africa. We achieve this through participatory and experiential...
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Volume: 
43
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042038066
Publication date: 
January 2013

Edited by Dominica Dipio and Stuart Sillars

This is the third collection produced by members of a six-year research project, funded by the NUFU (Norwegian Programme for Development, Research, and Education), whose concern was to find, preserve, and analyse ‘orature’ – spoken forms of all kinds, both their unique qualities...
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Volume: 
42
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042038110
Publication date: 
January 2013

Edited by Gordon Collier

Besides searching book reviews, an interview with the writer Tijan M. Sallah, a full report on the 6th Ethiopian International Film Festival, and a stimulating selection of creative writing (including a showcase of recent South African poetry), this issue of Matatu offers general essays on...
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Volume: 
41
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042036475
Publication date: 
January 2013

Edited by Gordon Collier

This issue of Matatu offers cutting-edge studies of contemporary Nigerian literature, a selection of short fiction and poetry, and a range of essays on various themes of political, artistic, socio-linguistic, and sociological interest. Contributions on theatre focus on the fool as dramatic...
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Volume: 
40
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042035720
Publication date: 
January 2012

Edited by Gordon Collier

The coverage displayed here is predominantly on sub-Saharan literary production, and with a – perhaps systemic – focus on important aspects of political history and socio-political structures (including marxian analyses of the ‘public sphere’) and such crucial arenas as...
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Volume: 
39
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042033757
Publication date: 
January 2011

Edited by Ewald Mengel, Michela Borzaga, Karin Orantes

Twenty years after the fall of apartheid, South Africa is still struggling with its traumatic past. In this interdisciplinary collection of interviews, prominent South African novelists, psychologists, and academics reflect on the issues of trauma, memory, and narrative. The authors André...
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Volume: 
38
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042031029
Publication date: 
January 2010

Edited by Chantal Zabus

Often labelled ‘rituals’ or ‘customs’, male circumcision and female excision are also irreversible amputations of human genitalia, with disastrous and at times life-long consequences for both males and females. However, scholars and activists alike have been diffident...
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Volume: 
37
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042025721
Publication date: 
January 2008

Edited by Elisabeth Bekers, Sissy Helff, and Daniela Merolla

The swelling flows of migration from Africa towards Europe have aroused interest not only in the socio-political consequences of the migrants’ insistent appeals to ‘fortress Europe’ but also in the artistic integration of African migrants into the cultural world of Europe. While...
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Volume: 
36
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042025387
Publication date: 
January 2009

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