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Emenyo̲nu, Ernest 1939-

Overview
Works: 85 works in 285 publications in 1 language and 5,615 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Film adaptations  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Publishing director, jt , Other
Classifications: PL8010, 896
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ernest Emenyo̲nu
African literature today by Eldred D Jones( )

in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New women's writing in African literature : a review( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions in African literature : a review by Ernest Emenyo̲nu( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goatskin bags and wisdom : new critical perspectives on african literature by Ernest Emenyo̲nu( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These twenty-eight essays offer a variety of critical perspectives on African literature from scholars, writers and experienced teachers of this subject. They reveal the diverse emotions and sensitivities with which Africans perceiving themselves as the target audience of African writers, respond to contemporary African fiction." "Among the contributors are a new generation of young African writers whose studies include the works of a number of established and emerging African Writers about whom there is little criticism now in existence."--Jacket
New novels in African literature today : a review( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This special issue of African Literature Today focuses on new novels by emerging as well as established African novelists. This is a seminal work that in various ways seeks to discuss the validity of the general notion that the new generation of African novelists is remarkably different in vision, style, and worldview from the older generation. The contention is that the older generation novelists who were too close to the colonial period in Africa had invariably made culture-conflict and little else their dominant thematic concern while the younger generation novelists are more versatile in their thematic preoccupations, and are more global in their vision and style. Do the facts in the novels justify and validate these claims?"--Jacket
War in African literature today : a review by Ernest Emenyo̲nu( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War in African literature: literary harvests, human tragedies / Ernest N. Emenyonu. - The muted index of war in African literature & society / Chimalum Nwankwo. - 'Life in the camp of the enemy': Alemseged Tesfai's theatre of war / Christine Matzke. - Sacrifice & contestation of identity in Chukwuemeka Ike's Sunset at Dawn / Clement A. Okafor. - Of war & madness: a symbolic transmutation of the Nigeria-Biafra war in select stories in The Insider: Stories of War & Peace from Nigeria / Iniobong I. Uko. - Becoming a feminist writer: representation of the subaltern in Buchi Emecheta's Destination Biafra / Oike Machiko. - Politics & human rights in non-fiction prison literature / Sophie Obiajulu Ogwude. - Problems of representing the Zimbabwean war of liberation in Mutasa's The Contract, Samupindi's Pawns & Vera's The Stone Virgins / Maurice Taonezvi Vambe. - The need to go further? Dedication & distance in the war narratives of Alexandra Fuller & Alexander Kanengoni / Zoe Norridge. - History, memoir & a soldier's conscience: Philip Efiong's Nigeria & Biafra: My Story / Isidore Diala. - Of the versification of pain: Nigerian Civil War poetry / Ogaga Okuyade
Cyprian Ekwensi by Ernest Emenyo̲nu( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerging perspectives on Chinua Achebe( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film in African literature today : a review( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recent literary phenomenon in contemporary Africa is the developing relationship between film and African literature. ALT 28 focuses on the interface between film and literature in contemporary African writing and imagination. Contributors have examined the issue from a variety of perspectives: critiques of adaptations of African creative works into film, analyses of filmic structures in African dramatic literature, African writers as film makers, and the impact of the video film industry on literature and the reading culture in Africa. -- Publisher description
Writing Africa in the short story by Ernest Emenyo̲nu( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African writers have, much more than the critics, recognized the beauty and potency of the short story. Always the least studied in African literature classrooms and the most critically overlooked genre in African literature today, the African short story is now given the attention it deserves. Contributors here take a close look at the African short story to re-define its own peculiar pedigree, chart its trajectory, critique its present state and examine its creative possibilities. They examine how the short story and the novel complement each other, or exist in contradistinction, within the context of culture and politics, history and public memory, legends, myths and folklore. Ernest Emenyonu is Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Michigan-Flint, USA; the editorial board is composed of scholars from US, UK and African universities. Nigeria: HEBN
The rise of the Igbo novel by Ernest Emenyo̲nu( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching African literature today : a review( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections & retrospectives( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This special issue of 'African Literature Today' is devoted to some of the pioneer voices of African fiction in the twentieth century: Bessie Head, Cyprian Ekwensi, Dennis Brutus, Ezekiel Mphahlele, Flora Nwapa, Ousmane Sembene and Zulu Sofola. The contributors explore the development of these influential writers and their impact on the continent and beyond, through a study of their writing, sources and influences. Some also focus on case studies of specific works which are particularly important in the creative development of the author. The contributions of these writers to the growth and development of modern African Literature are highlighted. These are also writers whose works, in the words of Chimalum Nwankwo in his Introduction 'have defined for their time a deep engagement and commitment with the pulse of the people ... ' Ernest Emenyonu is Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Michigan-Flint, USA; the editorial board is composed of scholars from US, UK and African universities; Chimalum Nwankwo [Guest Editor] Former Chair of the Department of English, North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, USA, and Professor of English and World Literatures, is currently on sabbatical at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. Nigeria: HEBN
Politics & social justice( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies on the Nigerian novel by Ernest Emenyo̲nu( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's literature & story-telling( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa's encounter with the West and its implications and consequences remain far-reaching and enduring in the craft and thrust of its creative writers. The contributors to ALT 33 analyse the connections between traditional stories and myths that have been told to children, as well as the work of contemporary creative writers who are writing for children in order that they understand this complex history. Some of these writers are developing traditional myths, folk tales, and legends and are writing them in new forms, while others focus on the encounter with the West that has dominated much modern African literature for adults. The previous neglect of the cultural significance, study, criticism and teaching of children's literature is addressed in this volume: How can the successes and/or failures of stories and story-telling for children in Africa be measured? Are there models to be followed and what makes them models? What is the relationship between the text and the illustration of children's books? What should guide the reader or critic of children's literature coming out of Africa - globalism, transculturality or internal regionalism? What problems confront teachers, students, publishers and promoters of children's books in Africa?
Literature and black aesthetics( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembering a legend : Chinua Achebe by Ernest Emenyo̲nu( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Diaspora & returns in fiction( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This special issue focuses on literary texts by African writers in which the protagonist returns to his/her "original" or ancestral "home" in Africa from other parts of the world. Ideas of return - intentional and actual - have been a consistent feature of the literature of Africa and the African diaspora: from Equiano's autobiography in 1789 to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 2013 novel Americanah. African literature has represented returnees in a range of locations and dislocations including having a sense of belonging, being alienated in a country they can no longer recognize, or experiencing a multiple sense of place. Contributors, writing on literature from the 1970s to the present, examine the extent to which the original place can be reclaimed with or without renegotiations of "home" --
Reflections & retrospectives in African literature today( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This special issue is devoted to some of the pioneer voices of African fiction in the twentieth century: Bessie Head, Cyprian Ekwensi, Dennis Brutus, Ezekiel Mphahlele, Flora Nwapa, Ousmane Sembene and Zulu Sofola. The contributors explore the development of these influential writers and their impact on the continent and beyond, through a study of their writing, sources and influences. Some also focus on case studies of specific works which are particularly important in the creative development of the author
 
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New women's writing in African literature : a review
Alternative Names
Emenyonu, Ernest 1939-

Emenyonu, Ernest N.

Emenyonu, Ernest N. 1939-

Emenyonu, Ernest Nneji 1939-

Languages
English (151)

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New directions in African literature : a reviewGoatskin bags and wisdom : new critical perspectives on african literatureNew novels in African literature today : a reviewWar in African literature today : a reviewEmerging perspectives on Chinua AchebeFilm in African literature today : a review