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Literature of Africa

Author: G D Killam
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004.
Series: Literature as windows to world cultures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the work of ten African authors, including Chinua Achebe, Miriama Ba, Nadine Gordimer, and Alan Paton.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Killam, G.D.
Literature of Africa.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607512616
Online version:
Killam, G.D.
Literature of Africa.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004
(OCoLC)608876445
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G D Killam
ISBN: 0313319014 9780313319013
OCLC Number: 55616667
Description: xvii, 204 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Selected history of West African literature --
Things Fall Apart (1958), No Longer at Ease (1960), Arrow of God (1963), Man of the People (1966), and Anthills of the Savannah (1987) / Chinua Achebe --
Bride Tree (1976) and Joys of Motherhood (1979) / Buchi Emecheta --
Beautiful Ones are not yet Born (1968) / Ayi Kwei Armah --
So Long a Letter (1981) / Miriama Ba --
God's Bits of Wood (1962) / Sembene Ousmane --
Selected history of East African literature --
Grain of Wheat (1967), Petals of Blood (1977), and Matagari (1989) / Ngugi wa Thiong'o --
Selected history of South-Central African literature --
Selected history of South African literature and politics --
Burger's Daughter (1979) and House Gun (1988) / Nadine Gordimer --
In the Fog of the Season's End (1972), and Time of the Butcherbird (1979) / Alex La Guma --
Cry, the Beloved Country (1948) / Alan Paton --
When Rain Clouds Gather (1968) / Bessie Head.
Series Title: Literature as windows to world cultures.
Responsibility: Douglas Killam.

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