2 edition of Modern African literature found in the catalog.
Modern African literature
|Statement||edited by S.S. Gill.|
|Contributions||Gill, S. S. 1956-|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||207 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||207|
|LC Control Number||2009310768|
African literature, literary works of the African continent. African literature consists of a body of work in different languages and various genres, ranging from oral literature to literature written in colonial languages (French, Portuguese, and English). Starting from the premise that literature is a cultural production of a people, they look at some of the factors important for the interpretation and analysis of African literature, including the colonial experience of Africans, the realities of the post-independence era, and the economic conditions of African states. This book, the Pages:
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The basic characteristics of African English Literature are. 1) Written in both African and European languages. The predominant African languages used are Amharic, Zulu, Hausa, and Swahili. African literature possessing those qualities that define it as such. That is why I trace response to oral poetic performances as of the udje and ijala and the continuation into modern works in English, French, or Portuguese, among others. Modern African literature is the natural inheritor of traditional African literature and though.
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African Literature African literature refers to literature of and from Africa. As George Joseph notes on the first page of his chapter on African literature in Understanding Contemporary Africa, while the European perception of literature generally refers to written letters, the African concept includes oral literature.
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Modern African literature has gained recognition worldwide with such classics as Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, Ngugi wa Thiongo's Weep Not Child, and Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman. This recognition was reinforced by Soyinka's winning of the Nobel Prize for Literature in Modem African literature is written.
This book reinforces the importance of Ojaide’s contributions in the area of criticism in modern African literature. In Ojaide, African literature has gained a prolific critic. As described by Kwame Dawes in a book review of Ojaide’s Poetic Imagination in Black Africa, Dawes states that “Ojaide’s prose is decidedly plain, direct, and.
For Yakubu, () African literature is an enclave of freedom where the African re-conquers his lost identity and dignity. This position seems to vividly capture the overwhelming impulses that characterize the motives of modern African literature writers.
Statement of the problem. Read more about this on Questia. African literature, literary works of the African continent. African literature consists of a body of work in different languages and various genres, ranging from oral literature to literature written in colonial languages (French, Portuguese, and English).
Dec 02, · As soon as I heard about Chinua Achebe's rejection of the label "father of modern African literature", I did two Google prideofaberdeenawards.com, was for "father of modern European literature. An examination of contemporary African literature using modern literary theory, the book argues for the need to establish the relationship between form and content in the African novel and to avoid the tendency to read individual novels as sociological or political tracts.
For example, literature in English is the subject of five chapters, and French the subject of three, while literature in Portuguese is confined to a single chapter.
The paradoxical primacy of European languages in African literatures necessitates another anomaly—the inclusion of a separate chapter on literature in African languages.
African literature, the body of traditional oral and written literatures in Afro-Asiatic and African languages together with works written by Africans in European languages.
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