Representing Africa in children's literature: Old and new ways of seeing

Vivian Yenika-Agbaw

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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Representing Africa in Children's Literature explores how African and Western authors portray youth in contemporary African societies, critically examining the dominant images of Africa and Africans in books published between 1960 and 2005. The book focuses on contemporary children's and young adult literature set in Africa, examining issues regarding colonialism, the politics of representation, and the challenges posed to both "insiders" and "outsiders" writing about Africa for children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages142
ISBN (Print)0203935160, 9780203935163
StatePublished - Oct 28 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


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