Translation and Transformation: Travel and intra-national encounter in the Yoruba novel

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Rebecca Jones, ‘Translation and Transformation: Travel and intra-national encounter in the Yoruba novel,’ Journal of African Cultural Studies, 27 (3), 2015: 98-113. This article examines how Yoruba-language novels use the figure of the traveller to think about encounters with difference within the intensely multilingual nation of Nigeria. The article’s concern is not so much with representations […]

Journeys to the Hinterland: Twentieth-Century Nigerian Travel Writing and Local Heterogeneity in Lagos and Beyond

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Rebecca Jones, ‘Journeys to the Hinterland: Twentieth-Century Nigerian Travel Writing and Local Heterogeneity in Lagos and Beyond,’ Postcolonial Text, 9 (4), 2014   In colonial Lagos in the 1910s and 1920s, a handful of Yoruba-speaking intellectuals published travelogues in the local Yoruba- and English-language newspapers. The writers described their travels in the new colonial nation […]

Dr Rebecca Jones – Translation and transformation: travel and intra-national encounter in the Yoruba novel

Journal of African Cultural Studies

Rebecca Jones (2015) Translation and transformation: travel and intra-national encounter in the Yoruba novel, Journal of African Cultural Studies, 27 (1) : 98-113 This article explores how Yoruba-language novels have used the figure of the traveller to interrogate the idea of the Nigerian nation. My concern is not so much with representations of the nation itself, nor with […]

Dr Insa Nolte – Colonial Politics and Precolonial History: Everyday Knowledge, Genre, and Truth in a Yoruba Town

History in Africa

 Insa Nolte (2013). Colonial Politics and Precolonial History: Everyday Knowledge, Genre, and Truth in a Yoruba Town. History in Africa, 40 (01) : 125-164. This article suggests that colonial African historiography was shaped both by the textual forms and conventions associated with local historical knowledge and by the complex political interests which emerged under colonial rule. Based […]

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