Routledge Handbook of African Popular Culture

Routledge Handbook of African Popular Culture

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Author: Grace A Musila

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000588347

Category: Social Science

Page: 498

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This handbook brings together an international team of scholars from different disciplines to reflect on African popular cultural imaginaries. These imaginaries – in the sense of cultural productions, contexts, consumers, producers, platforms, and the material, affective and discursive resources they circulate – are influential in shaping African realities. Collectively, the chapters assembled in this handbook index the genres, methods, mediums, questions and encounters that preoccupy producers, consumers and scholars of African popular cultural forms across a range of geohistorical and temporal contexts. Drawing on forms such as newspaper columns, televised English Premier League football, speculative arts, romance fiction, comedy, cinema, music and digital genres, the contributors explore the possibilities and ambiguities unleashed by the production, circulation, consumption, remediation and critique of these forms. Among the questions explored across these essays are the freedoms and constraints of popular genres; the forms of self-making, pleasure and harm that these imaginaries enable; the negotiations of multiple moral regimes in everyday life; and, inevitably, the fecund terrain of contradictions definitive of many popular forms, which variously enable and undermine world-making. An authoritative scholarly resource on popular culture in Africa, this handbook is an essential read for students and scholars of African culture, society and media.
Categories: Social Science

Gary Soto

Gary Soto

... a short novel first published as an eBook under the title When Dad Came Back in 2011 and then released after some rewriting in print form as Gabe in 2018; an illustrated children's book, Lucky Luis (2012); and a one-act play for ...

Author: Ron McFarland

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476687476

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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In a 1995 interview, prolific Chicano writer Gary Soto noted, "Wonderment has always been a part of my life." This book surveys Soto's immense range of poems, stories, novels, essays and plays for audiences of prereaders to adults. Soto's world moves from the cotton and beet fields of the San Joaquin Valley to the blue-collar barrios of Fresno, and to urban and suburban settings in Oakland and Berkeley. Chapters analyze a wide variety of Soto titles, from his breakout works like 1977's The Elements of San Joaquin to the Chato the Cat illustrated books for children. With self-deprecating humor, particularly in his poems, Soto combines his wonderment with the trials and conflicts that beset him throughout life. In such novels as Jesse, Buried Onions and The Afterlife, and in his stories for YA readers, including Baseball in April and Petty Crimes, his broad array of characters confront the anxieties and annoyances of adolescence. Although he continues to motivate young Chicanos to read and write, Soto stakes his greatest claims to literary prominence through his poems, which are accessible to readers of all ages.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin

Praises short fiction and its authors such as Alistair MacLeod; thinks MacLeod's collection Islands should be ... 2011. Describes Rankin's home office and why he treasures a signed copy of Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Author: Erin E. MacDonald

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476638638

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 455

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Ian Rankin is considered by many to be Scotland's greatest living crime fiction author. Most well known for his Inspector Rebus series--which has earned critical acclaim as well as scores of fans worldwide--Rankin is a prolific author whose other works include spy thrillers, nonfiction books and articles, short stories, novels, graphic novels, audio recordings, television/film, and plays. This companion--the first to provide a complete look at all of his writings--includes alphabetized entries on Rankin's works, characters, and themes; a biography; a chronology; maps of Rebus' Edinburgh; and an annotated bibliography. A champion of both Edinburgh and Scotland, Rankin continues to combine engaging entertainment with socio-political commentary showing Edinburgh as a microcosm of Scotland, and Scotland as a microcosm of the world. His writing investigates questions of Scottish identity, British history, masculinity, and contemporary culture while providing mystery readers with complex, suspenseful plots, realistic character development, and a unique mix of American hard-boiled and procedural styles with Scottish dialects and sensibilities.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ghosts of Christmas Past

Ghosts of Christmas Past

This collection of seasonal chillers looks beneath Christmas cheer to a world of ghosts and horrors, mixing terrifying modern fiction with classic stories by masters of the macabre.

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: John Murray

ISBN: 1473663466

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A present contains a monstrous secret. An uninvited guest haunts a Christmas party. A shadow slips across the floor by firelight. A festive entertainment ends in darkness and screams. Who knows what haunts the night at the dark point of the year? This collection of seasonal chillers looks beneath Christmas cheer to a world of ghosts and horrors, mixing terrifying modern fiction with classic stories by masters of the macabre. From Neil Gaiman and M. R. James to Muriel Spark and E. Nesbit, there are stories here to make the hardiest soul quail - so find a comfy chair, lock the door, ignore the cold breath on your neck and get ready to welcome in the real spirits of Christmas.
Categories: Fiction

The Expectation Effect

The Expectation Effect

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Author: David Robson

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781838853280

Category: Psychology

Page: 325

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A SUNDAY TIMES BEST PAPERBACK OF 2023 A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2022: HEALTH AND WELLBEING A WATERSTONES BEST BOOK OF 2022: POPULAR SCIENCE People who believe ageing brings wisdom live longer. Lucky charms really do improve an athlete’s performance. Taking a placebo, even when you know it is a placebo, can still improve your health. Welcome to The Expectation Effect. David Robson takes us on a tour of the cutting-edge research happening right now that suggests our expectations shape our experience. Of course, you can’t just think yourself thinner, happier or fitter, but using this book you can reframe many different facets of your life. These easy-to-use skills will help you on your way to becoming the person you want to be, living the life you want to live. Now with an additional piece by David Robson – 'How Your Mindset Shapes Your Love and Sex Life'
Categories: Psychology

British Prose Poetry

British Prose Poetry

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Author: Jane Monson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319778631

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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This book is the first collection of essays on the British prose poem. With essays by leading academics, critics and practitioners, the book traces the British prose poem’s unsettled history and reception in the UK as well as its recent popularity. The essays cover the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries exploring why this form is particularly suited to the modern age and yet can still be problematic for publishers, booksellers and scholars. Refreshing perspectives are given on the Romantics, Modernists and Post-Modernists, among them Woolf, Beckett and Eliot as well as more recent poets like Seamus Heaney, Geoffrey Hill, Claudia Rankine, Jeremy Over and Vahni Capildeo. British Prose Poetry moves from a contextual overview of the genre’s early volatile and fluctuating status, through to crucial examples of prose poetry written by established Modernist, surrealist and contemporary writers. Key questions around boundaries are discussed more generally in terms of race, class and gender. The British prose poem’s international heritage, influences and influence are explored throughout as an intrinsic part of its current renaissance.
Categories: Literary Criticism

West of the Backstory

West of the Backstory

The poems of Tim Hawkins range widely in geography, tone, and style in search of the extraordinary in the things we take for granted - both in the moment and apart from it at the same time. These lines will leave an imprint on your heart.

Author: Tim Hawkins

Publisher: Fernwood Press

ISBN: 1594980764

Category: Poetry

Page: 180

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Categories: Poetry

British Book News

British Book News

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ISBN: UVA:X000392663

Category: Best books

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Record Research

Record Research

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105011349953

Category: Music

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Categories: Music