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Literature of Africa

Author: G D Killam
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004.
Series: Literature as windows to world cultures.
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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: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Killam, G.D.
Literature of Africa.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004013212
(OCoLC)55616667
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G D Killam
ISBN: 0313058210 9780313058219
OCLC Number: 61253218
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 204 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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