African Literatures in English
  • Author : Gareth Griffiths
  • Release Date : 19 September 2014
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 13 : 9781317895848

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Book excerpt: Here is an introduction to the history of English writing from East and West Africa drawing on a range of texts from the slave diaspora to the post-war upsurge in African English language and literature from these regions.

African Literatures in English

African Literatures in English

Author : Gareth Griffiths
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Here is an introduction to the history of English writing from East and West Africa drawing on a range of texts from the slave diaspora to the post-war upsurge in African English language and literature from these regions....

Contemporary African Literature in English

Contemporary African Literature in English

Author : M. Krishnan
Publisher : Springer
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contemporary African Literature in English explores the contours of representation in contemporary Anglophone African literature, drawing on a wide range of authors including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aminatta Forna, Brian Chikwava, Ngug? wa Thiong'o, Nuruddin Farah and Chris Abani....

The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945

The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945

Author : Gareth Cornwell,Dirk Klopper,Craig Mackenzie
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid. Because apartheid intruded on every aspect of private and public life, South African literature was preoccupied with the politics ...

The Columbia Guide to West African Literature in English Since 1945

The Columbia Guide to West African Literature in English Since 1945

Author : Oyekan Owomoyela
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Composed by a premier scholar of African literature, this volume is a comprehensive guide to the literary traditions of Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, and Nigeria, five distinct countries bound by their experience with colonialism. Oyekan Owomoyela begins with an overview of the authors, texts, and historical events that have ...

A Companion to African Literatures

A Companion to African Literatures

Author : Olakunle George
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Genre : Literary Criticism
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How have African literatures unfolded in their rich diversity in our modern era of decolonization, nationalisms, and extensive transnational movement of peoples? How have African writers engaged urgent questions regarding race, nation, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality? And how do African literary genres interrelate with traditional oral forms or audio-visual and ...

The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945

The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945

Author : Simon Gikandi,Evan Mwangi
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Genre : Literary Collections
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"Some of the writers discussed include the Kenyan novelists Grace Ogot and Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Ugandan poet and essayist Taban Lo Liyong, Ethiopian playwright and poet Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin, Tanzanian novelist and diplomat Peter Palangyo, Ethiopian novelist Berhane Mariam Sahle-Sellassie, and the novelist M. G. Vassanji, who portrays the Indian diaspora ...

African Literatures in English

African Literatures in English

Author : Gareth Griffiths
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Here is an introduction to the history of English writing from East and West Africa drawing on a range of texts from the slave diaspora to the post-war upsurge in African English language and literature from these regions....

The Columbia Guide to Central African Literature in English Since 1945

The Columbia Guide to Central African Literature in English Since 1945

Author : Adrian A. Roscoe,Professor Adrian Roscoe
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Genre : Literary Collections
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Columbia's guides to postwar African literature paint a unique portrait of the continent's rich and diverse literary traditions. This volume examines the rapid rise and growth of modern literature in the three postcolonial nations of Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia. It tracks the multiple political and economic pressures that have shaped ...

Eastern African Literatures

Eastern African Literatures

Author : Russell West-Pavlov
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Oxford Studies in Postcolonial Literatures series offers stimulating and accessible introductions to definitive topics and key genres and regions within the rapidly diversifying field of postcolonial literary studies in English. This volume offers an overview of contemporary Eastern African writing in English since the mid-twentieth century. It takes a ...

The Rise of the African Novel

The Rise of the African Novel

Author : Mukoma Wa Ngugi
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Engaging questions of language, identity, and reception to restore South African and diaspora writing to the African literary tradition...

African Literature

African Literature

Author : Jonathan P. Smithe
Publisher : Nova Publishers
Genre : Literary Criticism
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African literature, like the continent itself is enormous and diverse. East Africa's literature is different from West Africa's which is quite different from South Africa's which has different influences on it than North Africa's. Africa's literature is based on a widespread heritage of oral literature, some of which has now ...

African Literatures and Beyond

African Literatures and Beyond

Author : Bernth Lindfors,Geoffrey V. Davis
Publisher : Rodopi
Genre : History
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This tribute collection reflects the wide range and diversity of James Gibbs’s academic interests. The focus is on Africa, but comparative studies of other literatures also receive attention. Fiction, drama, and poetry by writers from Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ireland, England, Germany, India, and ...

Issues in African Literature

Issues in African Literature

Author : Charles E. Nnolim
Publisher : African Books Collective
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The multitudinous nature of African literature has always been an issue but really not a problem, although its oral base has been used by expatriate critics to accuse African literature of thin plots, superficial characterisation, and narrative structures. African literature also, it is observed, is a mixed grill: it is ...

Comparative Approaches to African Literatures

Comparative Approaches to African Literatures

Author : Bernth Lindfors
Publisher : Rodopi
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Some of the essays in this book - notably those concerned with examining Western influences on sub-Saharan African writings (tracing Shakespearean and Brechtian echoes in Nigerian drama, for instance, or following the footprints of Sherlock Holmes in Swahili detective fiction) - fit the traditional definition of comparative literature. These are ...

Decolonizing Translation

Decolonizing Translation

Author : Kathryn Batchelor
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The linguistically innovative aspect of Francophone African literature has been recognized and studied from a variety of angles over recent decades, yet little attention has been paid to what happens to such literature when it is translated into another language. Taking as its corpus all sub-Saharan Francophone African texts that ...