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The Resource The power to name : a history of anonymity in colonial West Africa, Stephanie Newell

The power to name : a history of anonymity in colonial West Africa, Stephanie Newell

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The power to name : a history of anonymity in colonial West Africa
Title
The power to name
Title remainder
a history of anonymity in colonial West Africa
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Newell
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between the 1880s and the 1940s, the region known as British West Africa became a dynamic zone of literary creativity and textual experimentation. African-owned newspapers offered local writers numerous opportunities to contribute material for publication, and editors repeatedly defined the press as a vehicle to host public debates rather than simply as an organ to disseminate news or editorial ideology. Literate locals responded with great zeal, and in increasing numbers as the twentieth century progressed, they sent in letters, articles, fiction, and poetry for publication in English- and African-language newspapers. The Power to Name offers a rich cultural history of this phenomenon, examining the wide array of anonymous and pseudonymous writing practices to be found in African-owned newspapers between the 1880s and the 1940s, and the rise of celebrity journalism in the period of anticolonial nationalism. Stephanie Newell has produced an account of colonial West Africa that skillfully shows the ways in which colonized subjects used pseudonyms and anonymity to alter and play with colonial power and constructions of African identity --
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1968-
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Newell, Stephanie
Dewey number
079.6609
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
New African histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African newspapers
  • African newspapers
  • Anonymous writings
  • Anonymous writings
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Africa, West
  • Africa, West
Label
The power to name : a history of anonymity in colonial West Africa, Stephanie Newell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Printing women : the gendering of literacy
  • Nominal ladies and "real" women writers : female pseudonyms and the problem of authorial identity in the cases of "Rosa" and "Marjorie Mensah"
  • Conclusion. "New visibilities" : African print subjects and the birth of the (postcolonial) author
  • Appendix: I. T. A. Wallace-Johnson in court
  • Introduction: anonymity, pseudonymity, and the question of agency in colonial West African newspapers
  • Part 1. Newspapers in colonial West Africa
  • The "fourth and only estate" : defining a public sphere in colonial West Africa
  • Articulating empire: newspaper networks in colonial West Africa
  • Part 2. Case studies from the Colonial Office
  • The view from afar : the Colonial Office, imperial government, and pseudonymous African journalism
  • Part 3. Case studies from West African newspapers
  • Trickster tactics and the question of authorship in newspaper folktales
Control code
FIEb17448906
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 255 pages
Isbn
9780821420324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)822025328
Label
The power to name : a history of anonymity in colonial West Africa, Stephanie Newell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Printing women : the gendering of literacy
  • Nominal ladies and "real" women writers : female pseudonyms and the problem of authorial identity in the cases of "Rosa" and "Marjorie Mensah"
  • Conclusion. "New visibilities" : African print subjects and the birth of the (postcolonial) author
  • Appendix: I. T. A. Wallace-Johnson in court
  • Introduction: anonymity, pseudonymity, and the question of agency in colonial West African newspapers
  • Part 1. Newspapers in colonial West Africa
  • The "fourth and only estate" : defining a public sphere in colonial West Africa
  • Articulating empire: newspaper networks in colonial West Africa
  • Part 2. Case studies from the Colonial Office
  • The view from afar : the Colonial Office, imperial government, and pseudonymous African journalism
  • Part 3. Case studies from West African newspapers
  • Trickster tactics and the question of authorship in newspaper folktales
Control code
FIEb17448906
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 255 pages
Isbn
9780821420324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)822025328

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