Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature

Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature

Metaphor and the Slave Trade provides compelling evidence of the hidden but unmistakable traces of the transatlantic slave trade that persist in West African discourse. Through an examination of metaphors that describe the trauma, loss, and suffering associated with the commerce in human lives, this book shows how the horrors of slavery are communicated from generation to generation.

Laura T. Murphy's insightful new readings of canonical West African fiction, autobiography,… (more)

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Publisher: Ohio University Press (April 02, 2012)

Collection: Western African Studies

Parent ISBN: 9780821419953

Page count: 264 pages

Language: English


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