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The Columbia guide to Central African literature in English since 1945

Author: Adrian A Roscoe
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008.
Series: Columbia guides to literature since 1945.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Columbia's guides to postwar African literature paint a unique portrait of the continent's rich and diverse literary traditions. This volume examines the rapid rise and growth of modern literature in the three postcolonial nations of Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia. It tracks the multiple political and economic pressures that have shaped Central African writing since the end of World War II and reveals its authors'  Read more...
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Roscoe, Adrian A.
Columbia guide to Central African literature in English since 1945.
New York : Columbia University Press, c2008
(OCoLC)607936234
Online version:
Roscoe, Adrian A.
Columbia guide to Central African literature in English since 1945.
New York : Columbia University Press, c2008
(OCoLC)608426501
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian A Roscoe
ISBN: 9780231130424 0231130422 9780231503792 0231503792
OCLC Number: 85243795
Description: xx, 302 p. ; 27 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Chronology of major political events, 1944-2006 --
pt. 1. History and politics --
1. Empire and colonialism --
2. British imperialism --
3. Legitimizing empire --
4. The British in Africa --
5. Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia --
6. White Rhodesia --
7. Historiography and literature --
8. Independence --
pt. 2. Genres --
9. Verse --
10. Prose --
11. Drama --
12. Children's literature --
13. White Rhodesian poetry --
14. White Rhodesian fiction --
pt. 3. Authors and works, A-Z --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Columbia guides to literature since 1945.
Responsibility: Adrian Roscoe ; with contributions by Anthony Chennells.
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