Tracing Personal Expansion: Reading Selected Novels as Modern African Bildungsromane
BY WALTER P. COLLINS, III
Lanham, MD: UP of America, 2006.
137 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0-7618-3483-0; 10: 7618-3483-4 paper.
The critical framework for Walter P Collins's Tracing Personal Expansion: Reading Selected Novels as Modern African Bildungsromane is clearly stated in the introductory chapter. Collins sees a correlation between the Bildungsromane of eighteenth-century German writers and the works of twentieth-century African writers. In the introductory chapter, he writes that
analyses of African works as Bildungsromane provide great insight …