Shadows of Interstitial Life: Essays on African Literature in Honour of Rev. Fr. Professor Amechi N. Akwanya


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The essays contained in this volume, Shadows of Interstitial Life, cover a swathe of subjects on marginal life and the varied forms in which they manifest in African literature. The life of the suffering subject as analysed in this work presents what it means to live on the fringe of unliveable life. The first section deals with the form of agony as represented in Amechi N. Akwanya’s literary art; next, the paradox enunciating the figure of suffering; third, expressions from a wounded heart; fourth, the interpretive challenges arising from recuperation of meaning and literary categorisation; and the last, an interview on feminism with a foremost African writer, feminist and literary theorist. This book will be an important resource for scholars in literature, gender studies, sociology, philosophy and African studies.

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Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, is a Law Professor, the Emeritus Dean of Law, University of Nigeria and the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children. She founded WACOL and Tamar SARC.


Uchechukwu Nwoke, Ph.D. (Kent, UK), LLM (Wales, UK), BL, LLB (Nigeria) is a Senior Lecturer and Head, Department of Commercial and Corporate Law, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria (Enugu Campus).


Ndubuisi Augustine Nwafor is a Senior Lecturer and the Head of the Department of Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, at the University of Nigeria Enugu Campus.

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