Something to hide? Anonymity and pseudonyms in the colonial West African press

Newell, Stephanie (2010) Something to hide? Anonymity and pseudonyms in the colonial West African press. Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 45 (1). pp. 9-22. ISSN 0021-9894

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Abstract

This article examines the wide range of anonymous and pseudonymous naming practices to be found in West African newspapers between the 1880s and 1930s, and asks about the shape of a West African history of anonymity as compared with recent histories of anonymity in European literature. The article also discusses the ways in which colonial West African uses of anonymity and pseudonyms challenge postcolonial scholarship on agency, subjectivity, resistance, authenticity and identity.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Depositing User: Steph Newell
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:10
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2012 10:10
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/19478
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