An Afropolitan literary aesthetics? Afropolitan style and tropes in recent diasporic African fiction

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This article discusses what the authors call an emerging Afropolitan aesthetics. Through an exploration of recurring stylistic features, the article focuses particularly on the trope of a mobility-induced anxiety that entwines place and self. The ontological and affective troping of return and of self-understanding and the contemporary signification of Africa as a complex place of relocation and reconnection are explored in discussions of literary characters in Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go (2013), Yvonne Owuor’s Dust (2014), Sefi Atta’s A Bit of Difference (2013) and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah (2013).
TidsskriftEuropean Journal of English Studies
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)115-128
Antal sider14
StatusUdgivet - 2017

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