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Irele, Abiola

Overview
Works: 107 works in 321 publications in 2 languages and 7,467 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Reference works  History  Bildungsromans  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR9387.9.A3, 823
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Most widely held works about Abiola Irele
 
Most widely held works by Abiola Irele
The African experience in literature and ideology by Abiola Irele( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of African and Caribbean literature by Abiola Irele( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers new perspectives on African and Caribbean literature. Addresses the literature itself, the practices and conditions of its composition, and its complex relationship with African social and geopolitical history. Provides an account of the entire body of productions that can be considered to comprise the field of African literature, defined both by imaginative expression in Africa itself and the black diaspora
Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brilliance of Things Fall Apart is that it addresses the imposition of colonization and the crisis in African culture caused by the collapse of colonial rule. Achebe prophetically argued that colonial domination and the culture it left in Africa had such a stranglehold on African peoples that its consequences would haunt African society long after colonizers had left the continent
A companion to African philosophy by Kwasi Wiredu( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume, comprised of 42 newly commissioned and 5 adapted essays, provides comprehensive coverage of African philosophy, ranging across disciplines and throughout the ages." "The essays encompass all the main branches of philosophy - logic, epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics, religion, and politics, among others - as these have occupied the African mind in both communal and individual conceptions. A special feature of the volume is its historical dimension, including a substantial treatment of ancient African philosophy as encountered in ancient Egypt, an extended study of medieval North African thinkers, an enlightening discussion of pre-colonial African philosophy, and a history of African political thought in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to the African novel( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides an overview of the key novels and novelists of the continent, covering multiple cultures and languages
The African imagination : literature in Africa & the Black diaspora by Abiola Irele( Book )

17 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F. Abiola Irele is an expert on the anglophone and francophone traditions in post-colonial African literature. This collection of his essays examines African literary traditions in the broad sense, and places the work of individual authors in context
Selected poems of Léopold Sédar Senghor by Léopold Sédar Senghor( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and French and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford encyclopedia of African thought( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anti-colonialist movements of Pan-Africanism and Negritude, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition both on the continent in its entirety and throughout the African Diaspora in the Americas and in Europe. The term "African thought" has been interpreted in the broadest sense to embrace all those forms of discourse - philosophy, political thought, religion, literature, important social movements - that contribute to the formulation of a distinctive vision of the world determined by or derived from the African experience. The Encyclopedia is a large-scale work of 350 entries covering major topics involved in the development of African Thought including historical figures and important social movements, producing a collection that is an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent research, and a solid guide for further study
Notebook of a return to the native land by Aimé Césaire( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and French and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in 1913 in Martinique, Aime Cesaire is acknowledged as one of the major poets of the twentieth century writing in French, and his celebrated long poem, Cahier d'un retour au pays natal (Notebook of a return to the native land), is his best known work. In addition to containing the most forceful statement of Negritude (a term coined by Cesaire and appearing in print for the first time in this poem), Cahier is a masterpiece of modern French poetry." "The poem is marked by its allusive character, its highly compressed images, and its unusual use of the French language. In preparing this edition, Abiola Irele has tried to keep the needs of the English-language student foremost in mind. The edition presents the complete text of the poem in French, with an editorial apparatus in English that includes a substantial introduction setting it in its historical and ideological context and offering a detailed analysis of its literary significance; a stanza-by-stanza commentary explicating references and allusions; and a select bibliography of related works."--BOOK JACKET
The negritude moment : explorations in francophone African and Caribbean literature and thought by Abiola Irele( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African education and identity : proceedings of the 5th Session of the International Congress of African Studies, held at Ibadan, December 1985 by International Congress of Africanists( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures africaines: a prose anthology of African writing in French by Abiola Irele( Book )

10 editions published in 1969 in French and English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Négritude et condition africaine by Abiola Irele( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mouvement littéraire et politique né dans les années 1930, la Négritude fut d'abord une réponse à la domination culturelle occidentale engendrée par la colonisation. Chez le grand poète Aimé Césaire (1913-2008), qui forgea ce mot de Négritude, l'inspiration a eu pour fondement une conscience raciale aiguë. Une conscience historique de l'expérience du Nègre, sur qui s'étaient abattues la domination et l'abjection. A partir de l'œuvre de Césaire et de celle d'autres grands écrivains et hommes politiques, parmi lesquels Senghor, Soyinka, Achebe, Cheikh Anta Diop, l'auteur propose une réflexion culturelle et sociale approfondie, nourrie de sa triple filiation - yoruba, britannique, française. Il analyse ici les enjeux, les courants, les revirements qui composent la très riche histoire de la Négritude et, à travers elle, de la condition africaine elle-même. A la fois révolte du nationalisme culturel noir, histoire intellectuelle et utopie créatrice, la Négritude rencontre aujourd'hui un regain d'intérêt au sein de la nouvelle génération des écrivains et intellectuels africains
Africa in the world & the world in Africa : essays in honor of Abiola Irele( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre in Africa by Oyin Ogunba( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of African and Caribbean literature by Abiola Irele( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history offers new perspectives on African and Caribbean literature. Chapters address the literature itself, in a variety of languages, regions and genres, the practices and conditions of its composition, and its complex relationship with African social and geopolitical history
The Cambridge history of African and Caribbean literature by Abiola Irele( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history offers new perspectives on African and Caribbean literature. Chapters address the literature itself, in a variety of languages, regions and genres, the practices and conditions of its composition, and its complex relationship with African social and geopolitical history
Literature and ideology in Martinique: René Maran, Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon by Abiola Irele( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African education and identity : proceedings of the 5th session of the International Congress of African Studies held at Ibadan, December, 1985 by International Congress of Africanists( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford encyclopedia of African thought( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anti-colonialist movements of Pan-Africanism and Negritude, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition both on the continent in its entirety and throughout the African Diaspora in the Americas and in Europe. The term "African thought" has been interpreted in the broadest sense to embrace all those forms of discourse - philosophy, political thought, religion, literature, important social movements - that contribute to the formulation of a distinctive vision of the world determined by or derived from the African experience. The Encyclopedia is a large-scale work of 350 entries covering major topics involved in the development of African Thought including historical figures and important social movements, producing a collection that is an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent research, and a solid guide for further study
 
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Alternative Names
Abiola, Irele

Abiola Irele 1936-

Abiola Irele, F. 1936-

F. Abiola Irele Literary critic, professor, editor

F. Abiola Irele literatuurcriticus uit Nigeria

Irele, Abiola

Irele, F. A.

Irele, F. A. (Francis Abiola)

Irele, F. Abiola.

Irele, F. Abiola 1936-

Irele, F. Abiola (Francis Abiola)

Irele Francis Abiola

Irele, Francis Abiola 1936-

Languages
English (182)

French (18)

Covers
Things fall apartA companion to African philosophyThe Cambridge companion to the African novelThe African imagination : literature in Africa & the Black diasporaThe Oxford encyclopedia of African thoughtNotebook of a return to the native landThe negritude moment : explorations in francophone African and Caribbean literature and thoughtAfrica in the world & the world in Africa : essays in honor of Abiola Irele