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The place of the novel as a literary form in Africa is contested Its colonial origins and its unaffordability for most Africans make it a bad fit for the continent yet it was also central to the creation of most postcolonial African national literary canons These bipolar traditions remain unresolved in recent debates about Afropolitanism and the novel in Africa today This book extends this debate arguing that Africa’s ‘de realization’ in global representation and the global economy is reflected in the African novel becoming dominated by Afropolitan rather than African aesthetics styles and forms Drawing on close readings of a variety of major African novels of the 2000s the volume traces the tensions between the novel’s complicity with and resistance to such de realization The book argues that current trends and experiments in African non realist genres such as science fiction magical and animist realism Afro futurism and speculative environmentalism are the result of a preoccupation with such de realization The volume is a significant exploration into literary form and its social philosophical political and economic underpinnings It will be a must read for scholars students and researchers of African literature politics philosophy and culture studiesThe place of the novel as a literary form in Africa is contested Its colonial origins and its unaffordability for most Africans make it a bad fit for the continent yet it was also central to the creation of most postcolonial African national literary canons These bipolar traditions remain unresolved in recent debates about Afropolitanism and the novel in Africa today This book extends this debate arguing that Africa’s ‘de realization’ in global representation and the global economy is reflected in the African novel becoming dominated by Afropolitan rather than African aesthetics styles and forms Drawing on close readings of a variety of major African novels of the 2000s the volume traces the tensions between the novel’s complicity with and resistance to such de realization The book argues that current trends and experiments in African non realist genres such as science fiction magical and animist realism Afro futurism and speculative environmentalism are the result of a preoccupation with such de realization The volume is a significant exploration into literary form and its social philosophical political and economic underpinnings It will be a must read for scholars students and researchers of African literature politics philosophy and culture studies The place of the novel as a literary form in Africa is contested Its colonial origins and its unaffordability for most Africans make it a bad fit for the continent yet it was also central to the creation of most postcolonial African national literary canons These bipolar traditions remain unresolved in recent debates about Afropolitanism and the novel in Africa today This book extends this debate arguing that Africa’s ‘de realization’ in global representation and the global economy is reflected in the African novel becoming dominated by Afropolitan rather than African aesthetics styles and forms Drawing on close readings of a variety of major African novels of the 2000s the volume traces the tensions between the novel’s complicity with and resistance to such de realization The book argues that current trends and experiments in African non realist genres such as science fiction magical and animist realism Afro futurism and speculative environmentalism are the result of a preoccupation with such de realization The volume is a significant exploration into literary form and its social philosophical political and economic underpinnings It will be a must read for scholars students and researchers of African literature politics philosophy and culture studies