How Sefi Atta Illuminates African Culture and Tradition

We are proud to have published the first critical study of the works of Sefi Atta, the award-winning author who tackles issues of Nigerian culture and tradition head on in her brilliantly engaging writings. Atta’s insights into the roles and treatment of women, neocolonial government structures, patriarchy, 21st-century phenomena such as Nigerian e-mail phishing and the role of geography and place in characters’ lives make her works some of the most indelible offerings across contemporary African fiction. Writing Contemporary Nigeria: How Sefi Atta Illuminates African Culture and Tradition offers critical analyses on each of Atta’s published novels and several of her short stories. The volume is divided into four sections with chapters grouped by thematic connections—Sisterhood, Womanhood and Rites of Passage; The City; Dark Aspects of Atta’s Works; and Atta’s Literature in Application. The book examines Atta’s treatment of these themes while referencing the proficiency of her writing and style. The book also includes an interview with Atta where she offers an insightful and progressive perspective on current language use by Africans. #WomensHistoryMonth

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