n Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions - Neo-colonialism, postcolonialism and the bane of neo-essentialist theorising in current African literature
|Article Title||Neo-colonialism, postcolonialism and the bane of neo-essentialist theorising in current African literature|
|© Publisher:||Calabar School of Philosophy|
|Journal||Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions|
|Affiliations||1 University of Calabar, Nigeria|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||17 - 32|
|Keyword(s)||African literature, Critical Theory, Joseph Ushie, Meta-criticism, Neo-colonialism and Postcolonialism|
This paper is a response to Joseph Ushie's argument for Neo-colonialism rather than Postcolonialism as the most appropriate theory for the criticism of what he calls Current African Literature. His proposition is based on the premise that Postcolonialism as a theory runs counter to the neo-colonial situation of Africa since the attainment of flag independence by different African nations. Hence, neo-colonialism answers directly to the socio-political and economic condition of most African countries and should be utilised in the appreciation of most literatures from the continent. In this meta-criticism we proceed by making bare the crux of Ushie's argument, then identify obvious contradictions in his logic and critically present the merit of Postcolonialism as a cultural theory fit enough for the critical engagement of Current African Literature.
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