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Modern African literature

Modern African literature

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Published by Prestige Books in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African literature (English) -- 20th century -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by S.S. Gill.
    ContributionsGill, S. S. 1956-
    The Physical Object
    Pagination207 p. ;
    Number of Pages207
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23863900M
    ISBN 108178510367
    ISBN 109788178510361
    LC Control Number2009310768

    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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