Table of contents for Bearing witness : readers, writers, and the novel in Nigeria / Wendy Griswold.


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Counter Figures ix
Acknowledgments xi
Abbreviations xiii
Key Dates In Nigerian History xv
CHAPTER 1 To Understand the Novel in Nigeria 3
In Nigeria 6
The Novel 13
To Understand 17
CHAPTER 2 The Nigerian Fiction Complex 26
The Novels 29
The Writers 38
The Business 60
The Readers 88
CHAPTER 3 Nigerian Novels 120
Village and City 12 3
Women and Men 167
Pen and Sword 208
Crime and Politics 238
CHAPTER 4 Capturing the Past and Inventing the Future 269
APPENDIX A. Nigerian novels 275
APPENDIX B. Nigerian authors 288
APPENDIX C. Coding forms 292
Notes 297
Bibliography 323
INDEX 333


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Nigerian fiction (English) History and criticism, Nigeria Intellectual life 20th century, Fiction Appreciation Nigeria, Literature and society Nigeria, Authors and readers Nigeria, Books and reading Nigeria, Nigeria In literature