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An African treasury : articles, essays, stories, poems

Author: Langston Hughes; Hugh H Smythe; Mabel M Smythe
Publisher: New York : Crown, ©1960.
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This is an anthology gathered by Langston Hughes to share his interest in native African writing with the world. It is but a small sampling, but carefully chosen for their entertainment value, how moving they were, the possible instruction they could give, and above all, readability.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
African treasury.
New York : Crown, ©1960
(OCoLC)573258816
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Langston Hughes; Hugh H Smythe; Mabel M Smythe
OCLC Number: 272735
Notes: Maps on endpapers.
LC copy in library binding; front endleaf wanting.
Description: xiv, 207 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Articles. Return to West Africa / Abioseh Nicol --
Requiem for Sophiatown / Can Themba --
Ibos as they are / Onyenaekeya Udeagu --
The widows of the reserves / Phyllis Ntantala --
Why I ran away / Bloke Modisane --
African freedom / Tom Mboya --
Accra conference diary / Ezekiel Mphahlele --
The Blacks / Peter Abrahams --
Renascent Africa / Frederick S. Arkhurst. Miscellaneous. With the lid off / Todd Matshikiza --
An African's adventures in America / Babs Fafunwa --
Counsel's opinion --
Girl about town / Marion Morel --
What Nkrumah said to the U.S. Senate / Kwame Nkrumah --
African lonely hearts --
The origin of Death / Hottentot folk tale --
The greater trickster / Efik folk tale --
The butcher's share / Efik folk tale --
Tribal proverbs. Essays. Africa and the cinema / J. Koyinde Vaughan --
African work songs / Tennyson Makiwane --
Funeral of a whale / J. Benibengor Blay --
Akan poetry / J.H. Kwabena Nketia. Stories. New life at Kyerefaso / Efua Theodora Sutherland --
Death in the sun / Peter Kumalo --
Ajantala, the noxious guest / Amos Tutuola --
The bench / Richard Rive --
Mista Courifer / Adelaide Casely-Hayford --
As the night, the day / Abioseh Nicol --
Law of the grazing fields / Cyprian Ekwensi --
Anticipation / Mabel Dove-Danquah --
Episode in Malay camp / Peter Abrahams. Poetry. African heaven / Francis Ernest Kobina Parkes --
Spirit of the wind / Gabriel Okara --
Forefathers / Birago Diop --
Return : two poems / Abioseh Nicol --
The serving girl / Aquah Laluah --
Play song / Peter Kumalo --
That heavenly moment / Dei Anang --
Life in our village / Matei Markwei --
Flute players / Jean Joseph Rabéarivelo --
Vultures / Simon Pederek --
Two in London / Wole Soyinka --
To the American Negro troops / Léopold Sédar Senghor --
Song of the poor man / Anonymous --
Weapon / I.W.W. Citashe.
Responsibility: by Black Africans ; selected by Langston Hughes.

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This is an anthology gathered by Langston Hughes to share his interest in native African writing with the world. It is but a small sampling, but carefully chosen for their entertainment value, how moving they were, the possible instruction they could give, and above all, readability.

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