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Afropolitan Horizons: Essays toward a Literary Anthropology of Nigeria

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Afropolitan Horizons

Essays toward a Literary Anthropology of Nigeria

Ulf Hannerz

258 pages, 1 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-250-6 $149.00/£110.00 Hb Not Yet Published (October 2021)

ISBN  978-1-80073-319-0 $34.95/£27.95 Pb Not Yet Published (October 2021)

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“This is a beautifully written and evocative portrait of an anthropologist’s long-term interests in Nigerian writing and writers, with a focus on Nigeria’s engagements with the wider world. The author’s rich storytelling combines narratives of fieldwork, historical background, erudite scholarship, and analyses of the texts considered… This book takes literary anthropology to new heights.” • Deborah Reed-Danahay, University of Buffalo

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Nigeria is a country shaped by internal diversity and transnational connections, past and present. Leading Nigerian writers from Chinua Achebe, Amos Tutuola and Wole Soyinka to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Teju Cole have portrayed these Nigerian issues, and have also written about some of the momentous events in Nigerian history. Afropolitan Horizons discusses their work alongside other novelists and commentators, as well as describing the ways in which Nigeria has appeared in foreign news reporting. It is all interwoven with the author’s own anthropological field research in a town in Central Nigeria.

Ulf Hannerz is Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University, and has taught at several American, European and Australian universities. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a former Chair of the European Association of Social Anthropologists.

Subject: Anthropology (General) Literary Studies Anthropology of Religion
Area: Africa


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