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New directions in African literature : a review

Author: Ernest Emenyo̲nu; Pat T Emenyonu; F D Imbuga; James Gibbs
Publisher: Oxford : James Currey ; Trenton, N.J. : Africa World Press ; Ibadan : Heinemann Educational Books (Nigeria), ©2006.
Series: African literature today, 25.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Africa World Press edView all editions and formats
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"This volume of the historical journal African Literature Today provides an overview of the position of African literature at the end of the 20th century and an examination of the directions that African literature is now taking with new and emerging writers and the growth of writing by African women. Contributors examine the influence of new concerns -- globalization and the view from the diaspora, as well as  Read more...
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New directions in African literature.
Oxford : James Currey ; Trenton, N.J. : Africa World Press ; Ibadan : Heinemann Educational Books (Nigeria), ©2006
(OCoLC)607748794
Online version:
New directions in African literature.
Oxford : James Currey ; Trenton, N.J. : Africa World Press ; Ibadan : Heinemann Educational Books (Nigeria), ©2006
(OCoLC)607914910
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Emenyo̲nu; Pat T Emenyonu; F D Imbuga; James Gibbs
ISBN: 1592213472 9781592213474 1592213480 9781592213481 0852555709 9780852555705
OCLC Number: 63254729
Description: 176 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Editorial Article --
New Directions in African Literature: Building on the Legacies of the 20th Century / Ernest N. Emenyonu --
Articles --
African Literature in the 21st Century: Challenges for Writers & Critics / Charles Nnolim --
Bursting at the Seams: New Dimensions for African Literature in the 21st Century / Thomas A. Hale --
New Trends in the Sierra Leonean Novel / Eustace Palmer --
Transcultural Identity in African Narrative of Childhood / Richard K. Priebe --
The Marks Left on the Surface: Zoë Wicomb's David's Story / Kenneth W. Harrow --
Mothering Daughters & the Other Side of the Story in Amma Darko, Ama Ata Aidoo & Nozipo Maraire / Monica Bungaro --
Transcending the Margins: New Trends in Women's Writing / Iniobong I. Uko --
Re-thinking Nation & Narrative in a Global Era: Recent African Writing / Nana Wilson-Tagoe --
A Last Shot at the 20th Century Canon / Bernth Lindfors --
Book Reviews --
New fiction form West Africa --
Issues in recent African writing --
Scholarship in African Universities --
The Igbo novel --
Drama and poetry / Wole Soyinka --
Ghanaian poetry & fiction --
Nigerian fiction --
Short notices--James Gibbs --
Journals --
Three playwrights crossing borders --
Nasidi, Taiwo and Ebewo: three Nigerian critics --
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Series Title: African literature today, 25.
Responsibility: editor, Ernest N. Emenyonu ; assistant editor, Patricia T. Emenyonu ; associate editors, Francis Imbuga [and others] ; reviews editor, James Gibbs.

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Critics take stock of where African Literature has got to and where it is likely to go with the next generation of writers.  Read more...

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