Perceiving Pain in African Literature

  • Zoe Norridge

About this book


An analysis of literary accounts of suffering from sub-Saharan Africa, this book examines fiction and life-writing in English and French over the last forty years. Drawing on writers from the canonical to the less well-known, it uses close readings to examine the personal, social and political consequences of representing pain in literature.


Close reading English literature fiction Narrative

Authors and affiliations

  • Zoe Norridge
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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