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978-1-4985-7795-3 • Hardback • October 2020 • $111.00 • (£85.00)
978-1-4985-7796-0 • eBook • October 2020 • $45.00 • (£35.00)
Kerry Vincent is associate professor in the Department of English and Theatre at Acadia University.
1: Allister Miller’s “Paper Conquest” of Swaziland
2: Authorizing the Exotic: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literary Versions of
3: “When There is No King There is No Incwala:” Representation, Power, and
Accounts of Swazi Rituals
4: Hilda Kuper’s Factional Fictions
5: Swaziland Literature: Anglophone Fiction
6: Swaziland Literature: Swati Poetry, Drama, and Fiction
At one and the same time sensitive and incisive, Vincent’s account succeeds in demonstrating how different the literature of eSwatini is from other African literatures, and makes a strong case for its in-depth scholarly consideration. Ranging through gasp-inducing colonialist and settler writing and ethnographic fiction to contemporary poetry, fiction and drama, his book is thoroughly researched, tackling the relevant scholarly theoretical texts, and yet is always eloquent and consistently provokes ones curiosity. It is encyclopedic in scope and also benefits from Vincent’s intimate knowledge of the country. An eye-opening account of a controversy-bound country and of the literature it has produced.
— Chris Dunton, National University of Lesotho