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Nikro, Norman Saadi; Odanga, Denish; Ogone, James Odhiambo; Obura, Oduor; Musumba, Obala

Insidious Trauma in Eastern African Literatures and Cultures

Routledge, New York, 2024
Serie: Routledge Studies in African Literature

170 p.

ISBN 9781032718460
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781032718552
Abstract

This book investigates the thematic and conceptual dimensions of insidious trauma in contemporary eastern African literatures and cultural productions.The book extends our understanding of trauma beyond people’s immediate and conventional experiences of disastrous events and incidents, instead considering how trauma is sustained in the aftermaths, continuing to impact livelihoods, and familial, social, and gender relationships. Drawing on different circumstances and experiences across and between the eastern African region, the book explores how emerging cultural practices involve varying modes of narrating, representing, and thematising insidious trauma. In doing so, the book considers different forms and practices of cultural production, including fashion, social media, film, and literature, in order to uncover how human subjects and cultural artefacts circulate through modalities of social, cultural and political ecologies.Transdisciplinary in scope and showcasing the work of experts from across the region, this book will be an important guide for researchers across literature, media studies, sociology, and trauma studies.

Contributions from ZMO
Nikro, Norman Saadi; Odanga, Denish; Ogone, James Odhiambo; Obura, Oduor; Musumba, Obala : Introduction: Contextualising Insidious Trauma in Eastern Africa
Nikro, Norman Saadi : Trauma between Literacy and Literature