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On the Sacred in African Literature: Old Gods and New Worlds Mark Mathuray

On the Sacred in African Literature: Old Gods and New Worlds

Mark Mathuray

Published August 15th 2009
ISBN : 9780230577558
Hardcover
240 pages
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This innovativebook provides an original approach to the analysis of the representation of myth, ritual, and magic in African literature. Emphasizing the ambivalent nature of the sacred, it advances work on the religious dimension of canonicalMoreThis innovative book provides an original approach to the analysis of the representation of myth, ritual, and magic in African literature. Emphasizing the ambivalent nature of the sacred, it advances work on the religious dimension of canonical African texts and attends to the persistence of pre-colonial cultures in postcolonial spaces.