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The Anglophone Literary-Linguistic Continuum

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Michael Andindilile in The Anglophone Literary–Linguistic Continuum: English and Indigenous Languages in African Literary Discourse interrogates Obi Wali’s (1963) prophecy that continued use of former colonial languages in the production of African literature could only lead to ‘sterility’, as African literatures can only be written in indigenous African languages. In doing so, Andindilile critically examines selected of novels of Achebe of Nigeria, Ngũgĩ of Kenya, Gordimer of South Africa and Farah of Somalia and shows that, when we pay close attention to what these authors represent about their African societies, and the way they integrate African languages, values, beliefs and cultures, we can discover what constitutes the Anglophone African literary–linguistic continuum. This continuum can be defined as variations in the literary usage of English in African literary discourse, with the language serving as the base to which writers add variations inspired by indigenous languages, beliefs, cultures and, sometimes, nation-specific experiences.

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Published 05 November 2018
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Dedication For my beloved parents: Mzee Andindilile Silisyene Mwalonde and Bibi Maria Nyala Jengela And my beloved family: My wife, Frida Mwakyambiki, daughters, Nelusigwe and Maria, and son, Bryan Andindilile
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AHP Serîes Edîtors: Proessor Adîgun Agbaje, Unîversîty o ïbadan, Nîgerîa Proessor Emerîtus Fred Hendrîcks, Rodes Unîversîty, Sout Arîca
Consultant: Proessor Emerîtus Sandra Barnes, Unîversîty o Pennsyvanîa, USA (Antropoogy)
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THE ANGLOPHONE LITERARY LINGUISTIC CONTINUUM: English and Indigenous Languages in African Literary Discourse
MICHAEL ANDINDILILE
Pubîsed în Sout Arîca on bea o te Arîcan Humanîtîes Program by NïSC (Pty) td, PO Box 377, Graamstown, 6140, Sout Arîca www.nisc.co.za
Fîrst edîtîon, Irst împressîon 2018
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ïSBN: 978-1-920033-23-1 (prînt) ïSBN: 978-1-920033-24-8 (PDF) ïSBN: 978-1 920033-25-5 (ePub)
Manuscrîpt mentor: eonîe Vîjoen Project manager: Peter ague Cover desîgn: Advanced Desîgn GroupCover photographs: Chinua Achebe (top left) ©ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo; Nadine Gordimer (top right) ©Motlhalefi Mahlabe / South Photographs / Africa Media Online; Nuruddin Farah (bottom left) © dpa picture alliance archive / Alamy Stock Photo; Ngũgĩwa Thiong'o (bottom right) ©Agence Opale / Alamy Stock Photo
Prînted în Sout Arîca by Dîgîta Actîon
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CHAPTER1 he case for an Anglopone Afrîcan lîterary-lînguîstîc contînuum ïntroductîon Hîstorîca roots o te Arîcan nove în Angopone Arîca he Tower o Babe and te întrîcate Arîcan înguîstîc andscape Arîca and te compound, compex îterary-înguîstîc sîtuatîon Engîs as a veîcuar anguage Puraîty în modern Arîcan îteratures Concusîon
CHAPTER2 Acebe and Anglopone Afrîcan lîterary dîscourse ïntroductîon Tradîtîona îterary eements and Acebe’s aestetîcs Duaîty o purpose în Acebe’s îterary-înguîstîc project Beyond stereotypîng: he împîcatîon o Acebe’s aestetîcs Concusîon Notes
CHAPTER3 Ngũgĩ, natîvîsm, Englîs and translîngualîsm ïntroductîon he orîgîna Angopone project Noves în transîtîon: On te tresod to natîvîsm he Gîkuyu project and transatîon Concusîon Note
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