[Pdf/E–pub] Singing the Law by Peter Leman
Peter Leman À 0 charactersEating from the Euro centric ideal "of temporal progress enables us to make sense of the
MANY REPRESENTATIONS OF AND EXPERIMENTS WITHrepresentations of and experiments with progress enables us to make sense of the many epresentations of and experiments with linear open ended and otherwise experimental temporalities that we find in works of East African literature that take colonial law as a subject or point of critiue Many OF THESE WORKS FURTHER CONSCIOUSLY ADAPT these works further consciously adapt as an expressive form with legal authority This affords them the capacity to challenge the ,
Singing the Law is about the legal lives and afterlives of oral cultures in East Africa particularly as they appear within the pages of written literatures during the colonial and postcolonial In examining these cultures this book "begins with an analysis of the cultural narratives of time modernity that formed the foundations of British "with an analysis of the cultural narratives of time and modernity that formed the foundations of British law Recognizing the contradictory nature of these narratives ie both promoting and etr. Arrative foundations of colonial law "And Its Postcolonial Residues And "its postcolonial esidues and alternative models of temporality and modernity that give ise in turn to alternative forms "Legality East Africa's Oral "East Africa's oral ultimately has implications not only for our understanding of law literature in colonial and postcolonial contexts but broadly for our understanding of how the global south has shaped modern law as we know and experience it today. .