Writing Madness: Borderlines on the Body of African Literature by Flora Veit-Wild
The study follows the transformation from colonial narratives projecting settlers’ horror at the ‘heart of darkness’ onto the African psyche, to African writers’ own projections of what constitutes madness in a colonial and post-colonial world. The focus is on writers from Southern Africa, but also included are writers fro Francophone and east Africa and an analysis of how writing by women displays the gendered violence of the process of mental colonization.
pp. 192; 228x152mm