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The modern city and citizen efficacy in a Zambian novel

By Ranka Primorac


Arguing against the grain of established critical opinion, this article analyses the textual<br/>complexity and cosmopolitanism of a contemporary Zambian novel, Dead Ends (Crime, Cops<br/>and a Renaissance) by Sekelani S. Banda, focusing on its representation of the modern city<br/>and citizen efficacy. Through Banda’s deft handling of narrative time and genre Dead Ends<br/>contributes to Southern Africa’s emergent social imaginaries by constructing hope as a social<br/>category predicated on the time-streams of both detection and emergence<br/

Topics: HT, PL
Year: 2008
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