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Critical perspectives on Ayi Kwei Armah

Author: Derek Wright
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Three Continents Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume provides a selection of critical responses to the work of the anglophone West African novelist, Ayi Kwei Armah. The essays deal with such topics as narrative technique, symbolism and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Ayi Kwei Armah; Ayi Kwei Armah; Ayi Kwei Armah; Ayi Kwei Armah
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Wright
ISBN: 0894106406 9780894106408 0894106414 9780894106415
OCLC Number: 24320202
Notes: "An original by Three Continents Press."
Description: ix, 354 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Portraits of the Contemporary Artist in Armah's Novels / Chidi Amuta --
Ayi Kwei Armah and the "I" of the Beholder / D. S. Izevbaye --
Literature and African Identity: The Example of Ayi Kwei Armah / Kofi Anyidoho --
Parasites and Prostitutes: The Use of Women in Ayi Kwei Armah's Novels / Abena P. K. Busia --
Structure and Image in Kwei Armah's: The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born / Gareth Griffiths --
Pessimism and the African Novelist: Armah's: The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born / Leonard Kibera --
Freedom as Nightmare: Armah's: The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born / S. A. Gakwandi --
A Commentary on The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born / Joan Solomon --
Motivation and Motif: The Carrier Rite in Ayi Kwei Armah's: The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born / Derek Wright --
The Ironic Imagery of Armah's: The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born / Harold Collins. Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will: A Reading of Ayi Kwei Armah's: The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born / Neil Lazarus --
The Human and the Divine: Fragments and Why Are We So Blest? / Rosemary Colmer --
The Promethean Factor in A. K. Armah's Fragments and Why Are We So Blest? / Joyce Johnson --
Loss and Frustration: An Analysis of Armah's Fragments / Kirsten Holst Petersen --
Why Are We So Blest? and the Limits of Metaphor / James Booth --
Personal and Political Fate in Why Are We So Blest? / Edward Lobb --
The American Background in Why Are We So Blest? / Robert Fraser --
Armah's Histories / Bernth Lindfors --
Myth and Modern Fiction: Armah's Two Thousand Seasons / Isidore Okpewho --
Two Thousand Seasons: Literary Ancestry and Text / Robert Fraser --
History and Character in The Healers / Simon Gikandi --
The Nature of Healing in Ayi Kwei Armah's The Healers / Y. S. Boafo.
Responsibility: edited by Derek Wright.

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