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Fictions of youth: childness in selected West African novels, 1991-2009

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This thesis examines child figures in Anglophone West African novels by Ben Okri, Chris Abani, Uzodinma Iweala, Delia Jarrett-Macauley, Helen Oyeyemi, and Yaba Badoe. A "child" here is defined as a human person under age 18 and is referred to using the term childness, drawing from the work of children's literature scholar Peter Hollindale. The thesis begins by reviewing some of the ways literary scholars have discussed images of childness in West African novels to date, exploring ...

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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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University of Oxford
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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2017-04-16

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