The politics and poetics of exile: Edward Said in Africa

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dc.contributor.author Zeleza, Paul T
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-30T11:19:37Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-30T11:19:37Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Zeleza, Tiyambe. "The politics and poetics of exile: Edward Said in Africa." Research in African literatures 36.3 (2005): 1-22. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/1178
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses on one central trope of Edward Said's work—exile. Exile looms large in Said's personal, professional, and political life as an existential and epistemological condition, as a spatial and temporal state of being, belonging, and becoming, and in its material and metaphorical contexts. Said spent a large part of his early exiled life in Africa, in Egypt, and Egypt remained an important place where he would frequently return and the Egyptian academic and popular media provided a critical platform for his impassioned performances as Palestine's and the Arab world's leading public intellectual. Exile has also been the fate, welcome to some and unwelcome to many others, of numerous African intellectuals. Said's experiences and reflections on exile illuminate the exilic condition of the postcolonial world and offer us an opportunity to reflect on the dynamics and implications of African literary exile. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The politics and poetics of exile: Edward Said in Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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