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African Travel Writing

Ni Loingsigh A (2016) African Travel Writing. In: Thompson C (ed.). The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing. Routledge Literature Companions, London: Routledge, pp. 185-195.

This chapter explores the twentieth-century emergence of non-fictional sub-Saharan African travel narratives. Anchored in a discussion of Nigerien Damouré Zika's Journal de voyage, it explores the historical reasons for the apparaent paucity of examples of this genre in the African context. At the same time, it maps some of the key accounts that do exist and points to current and future trends.

travel writing; African literature; orality; Damouré Zika; Jean Rouch

EditorThompson C
AuthorsNi Loingsigh Aedin
Title of seriesRoutledge Literature Companions
Publication date01/01/2016
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN 9780415825245
eISBN 9780203366127
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