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Creating postcolonial literature : African writers and British publishers

Author: Caroline Davis
Publisher: Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using case studies, this book explores the publishing of African literature, addressing the construction of literary value, relationships between African writers and British publishers, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Davis
ISBN: 9780230369368 0230369367
OCLC Number: 858441406
Description: x, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Oxford University Press in Africa, 1927-1980 --
The vision for OUP in Africa --
'The obligation to be profitable': OUP in West Africa --
'The call to duty': OUP in East Africa --
Publishing under Apartheid: OUP in South Africa --
The Three Crowns Series 1962-1976 --
The history of Three Crowns --
Judging African literature --
Editing Three Crowns --
Publishing Wole Soyinka --
Publishing Athol Fugard.
Responsibility: Caroline Davis.

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