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Scripting Shame in African Literature

Stephen L. Bishop


- Shame is one of the most frequent underlying emotions expressed throughout sub-Saharan African literature, yet studies of such literature almost universally ignore the topic in favour of a focus on the struggle for independence and the postcolonial situation, encompassing a search for individual, national, and ethnic identities and questions of corruption, changing gender roles, and conflicts between so-called tradition and modernity. Shame, however, is not antithetical to these investigations and, in fact, the persistent trope of shame undergirds many of them. This book locates these expres ... More

Keywords: Africa, Shame, Postcolonial, Homosexuality, Feminism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781800348431
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781800348431.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen L. Bishop, author