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The Cambridge history of African and Caribbean literature / 1.

Author: Abiola Irele
Publisher: Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge histories online
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats

This magisterial history of African literature is an essential resource for specialists and students.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abiola Irele
ISBN: 0521832756 9780521832755 9780521594349 0521594340
OCLC Number: 163342711
Description: XLI, 423 S. : Kt.
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; Maps; Chronology; 1. Africa and orality Liz Gunner; 2. The folk tale and its extensions Kwesi Yankah; 3. Festivals, ritual, and drama in Africa Tejumola Oaniyan; 4. Arab and Berber oral traditions in North Africa Sabra Webber; 5. Heroic and praise poetry in South Africa Lupenga Mphande; 6. African oral epics Isidore Okpehwo; 7. The oral tradition in the African diaspora Maureen Warner-Lewis; 8. Carnival and the folk origins of West Indian drama Keith Q. Warner; 9. Africa and writing Alain Ricard; 10. Ethiopian literature Teodros Kiros; 11. African literature in Arabic Farida Abu-Haidar; 12. The Swahili literary tradition: and intercultural heritage Alamin Mazrui; 13. Africa and the European Renaissance Silvie Kande; 14. The literature of slavery and abolition Moira Ferguson; 15. Discourses of empire Robert Eric Livingston; 16. African-language literatures of Southern Africa Daniel P. Kuene; 17. Gikuyu literature: development from early Christian writings to Ngugi's later novels Ann Biersteker; 18. The emergence of written Hausa literature Ausseina Alidou; 19. Literature in Yoruba: poetry and prose; traveling theatre and modern drama Karin Barber; 20. African literature and the colonial factor Simon Gikandi; 21. The formative journals and institutions Milton Krieger; 22. Literature in Afrikaans Ampie Coetzee; 23. East African literature in English Simon Gikandi; 24. Anglophone literature of Central Africa Flora Veit-Wild and Anthony Chennells; 25. West African literature in English: beginnings to the mid-seventies Dan Izebaye; 26. South African literature in English David Attwell; 27. African literature in French: Sub-Saharan Africa during the colonial period Mildred Mortimer; 28. North African literature in French Patricia Geesey; 29. Francophone literatures of the Indian Ocean Benedicte Maguiere; 30. African literature in Spanish Mabre Ngom; 31. African literature in Portuguese Russell Hamilton; 32. Popular literature in Africa Ode S. Ogede; 33. Caribbean literature in French: origins and development Nick Nesbitt; 34. Caribbean literature in Spanish Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert; 35. Anglophone Caribbean literature Elaine Savory; 36. The Harlem Renaissance and the Negritude Movement F. Abiola Irele; 37. Postcolonial Caribbean identities J. Michael Dash; 38. African literature and post independence disillusionment Derek Wright; 39. 'Postcolonial' African and Caribbean literature Adele King; 40. Modernism and postmodernism in African literature Ato Quayson.
Series Title: Cambridge histories online
Responsibility: ed. by F. Abiola Irele ...


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