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Jeyifo, Biodun 1946-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 152 publications in 1 language and 3,862 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Drama  Encyclopedias  Reference works  History  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Creator, Opponent
Classifications: PR9387.9.S6, 822.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Biodun Jeyifo
 
Most widely held works by Biodun Jeyifo
Wole Soyinka : politics, poetics, and postcolonialism by Biodun Jeyifo( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jeyifo examines the connections between the innovative and influential writings of Wole Soyinka and his radical political activism. Jeyifo carries out detailed analyses of Soyinka's most ambitious works, relating them to the controversies generated by Soyinka's use of literature and theatre for radical political purposes. The evaluations of this study are presented in the context of Soyinka's sustained engagement with the violence of collective experience in post-independence, postcolonial Africa. No existing study of Soyinka's works and career has attempted such a systematic investigation of their complex relationship to politics."--Jacket
Conversations with Wole Soyinka by Wole Soyinka( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within these interviews, Soyinka is forthright, clear and eloquent. He addresses many facets of his writing and plumbs pressing issues of culture, society and community
Modern African drama : backgrounds and criticism( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents eight twentieth-century plays from seven African countries, along with explanatory notes and over thirty background writings and works of criticism
The Oxford encyclopedia of African thought( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 396 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
Perspectives on Wole Soyinka : freedom and complexity( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly every major contemporary school of critical theory is represented here - from analytic philosophy to reconstructed Marxism, from poststructuralism to postcoloniality, and from feminism to recuperated phenomenology. This diversity of theoretical interests and interpretive approaches unites Soyinka's art with his political activism." "Gathered here in this collection, the essays simultaneously showcase Soyinka's postcolonial politics and his literary aestheticism. They reveal the irony that the downtrodden peoples whom Soyinka champions are those who cannot read his stirring books or see his compelling dramas." "This volume will afford Soyinka's readers a heightened sense of the wit, humor, and eloquence of this leading writer-activist of Africa and the English-speaking world."--Jacket
The truthful lie : essays in a sociology of African drama by Biodun Jeyifo( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa in the world & the world in Africa : essays in honor of Abiola Irele( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The locations and dislocations of African literature : a dialogue between humanities and social science scholars( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yoruba popular travelling theatre of Nigeria by Biodun Jeyifo( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Nigerian literature : a retrospective and prospective exploration by Biodun Jeyifo( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the Predators' Republic : Political and Cultural Journalism, 2007-2013 by Biodun Jeyifo( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford encyclopedia of African thought( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 18 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
The Oxford encyclopedia of African thought( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 18 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
Understanding Nigeria and the new imperialism : essays 2000-2006 by Edwin Madunagu( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa, Europe, Caribbean : political commentaries by Biodun Jeyifo( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soyinka de-mythologised : notes on a materialist reading of A Dance of the forests, the Road and Kongi's Harvest by Biodun Jeyifo( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ngugi wa Thiong'o by Biodun Jeyifo( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oguntoyinbo : modernity and the "rediscovery" phase of postcolonial literature by Biodun Jeyifo( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building popular democracy in Nigeria : the tasks ahead by Biodun Jeyifo( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate optimism : conversation between Biodun Jeyifo and Ulli Beier by Ulli Beier( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Conversations with Wole Soyinka
Alternative Names
Biodun Jeyifo.

Languages
English (121)

Covers
Conversations with Wole SoyinkaModern African drama : backgrounds and criticismThe Oxford encyclopedia of African thoughtPerspectives on Wole Soyinka : freedom and complexityAfrica in the world & the world in Africa : essays in honor of Abiola IreleThe Oxford encyclopedia of African thoughtThe Oxford encyclopedia of African thought