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Innes, Catherine Lynette

Works: 17 works in 124 publications in 2 languages and 7,234 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR9348, 823
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Publications about Catherine Lynette Innes
Publications by Catherine Lynette Innes
Most widely held works by Catherine Lynette Innes
Slave life in Virginia and Kentucky a narrative by Francis Fedric, escaped slave by Francis Frederick( file )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,565 libraries worldwide
In 1854, faced with the threat of yet another brutal beating, a fifty-year-old slave in Mason County, Kentucky, decided to try again to escape. His first attempt had ended in his near starvation as he hid for nine weeks in a swamp, before hunger compelled him to return to his master. This time the slave sought the help of a neighbor with abolitionist sympathies, and he joined the hundreds of other fugitive slaves fleeing across the Ohio River and north to Canada on the Underground Railroad. After his arrival in Toronto he discarded his master's surname (Parker), renamed himself Francis Fedric, and married an Englishwoman. In 1857, he traveled with his wife to Great Britain, where he lectured on behalf of the antislavery cause and published two versions of his life story. Born in Virginia circa 1805, Francis Fedric was not unlike thousands of other African Americans who escaped slavery in the southern states and sought refuge in Britain. Many of his fellow ex-slaves also joined the abolitionist lecture circuit and published memoirs to support both the cause and themselves. Addressed to a British audience, these memoirs constitute a distinctive subgenre of the slave narrative, and an essential continuation of the narrative tradition established in England by Olaudah Equiano, Ottobah Cugoano, and Mary Prince
African short stories ( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 1,336 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories by African writers which deal with life and customs in African society
Chinua Achebe by Catherine Lynette Innes( Book )
21 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,037 libraries worldwide
This book provides a detailed examination of the writings of Chinua Achebe, Africa's best-known and most widely-read author, shortlisted for the 1987 Booker Prize. Dr Innes studies his writings, lectures and activities chronologically, in the context of Nigerian culture and politics and their interaction with Western cultures and powers. Her analysis goes beyond that of previously published studies, to examine Achebe's short stories, essays and poetry, and his most recent publications, Anthills of the Savannah (1987) and Hopes and Impediments (1988). Particular emphasis is placed on Achebe's departure from European literary models to create a new kind of fiction which seeks to challenge the preconceptions of African and Western audiences alike, and which is of considerable literary and political significance. This study will be invaluable to readers of Achebe and to students and teachers of African literature and politics, and modern fiction.--Publisher description
Critical perspectives on Chinua Achebe ( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 libraries worldwide
The Heinemann book of contemporary African short stories ( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 619 libraries worldwide
A collection of 20 stories written between 1980-1991 which deal with themes relevant to various regions of Africa
A history of Black and Asian writing in Britain, 1700-2000 by Catherine Lynette Innes( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
"This is the first extended study of black and Asian writing in Britain over the last 250 years. Beginning with authors who arrived as immigrants or slaves in the mid eighteenth century, Lyn Innes includes a detailed discussion of works that were often enormously popular in their own time but are almost unknown to contemporary readers. Innes' fascinating study reveals a history of vigorous and fertile interaction between black, Asian, and white intellectuals and communities, and an enormously rich and varied literary culture which was already in existence before the post-war efflorescence of black and Asian writing. Utilizing a wealth of new archival material, Innes examines their work as part of an acceptance of and challenge to British cultural and ideological discourse. This volume offers a rich historical background for understanding contemporary British multicultural society and culture, and will be of interest to literary and cultural historians."--Jacket
Woman and nation in Irish literature and society, 1880-1935 by Catherine Lynette Innes( Book )
11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 551 libraries worldwide
The Cambridge introduction to postcolonial literatures in English by Catherine Lynette Innes( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
"The past century has witnessed the extraordinary flowering of fiction, poetry and drama from countries previously colonized by Britain. Placing its emphasis on literary rather than theoretical texts, this book offers discussion of many internationally renowned authors, including James Joyce, Chinua Achebe, Salman Rushdie, Les Murray and Derek Walcott. It also includes historical surveys of the main countries discussed, a glossary, and biographical notes on major authors. Lyn Innes provides a guide to a vast array of authors and texts from a wide range of sites."--Jacket
A history of Black and Asian writing in Britain by Catherine Lynette Innes( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
The devil's own mirror : the Irishman and the African in modern literature by Catherine Lynette Innes( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Pears from the willow tree : a novel by Violet Dias Lannoy( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Ned Kelly : icon of modern culture by Catherine Lynette Innes( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Chinua Achebe, Arrow of God : a critical view by Catherine Lynette Innes( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Through the looking glass Achebe, Synge and cultural nationalism by Catherine Lynette Innes( Archival Material )
5 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Fei Zhou duan pian xiao shuo xuan ji = African short stories ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 1 library worldwide
Chinua Achebe by Chinua Achebe( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Nigeria's Chinua Achebe is one of the most respected African writers today. He talks with Eleanor Wachtel about writing and the politics of being a writer in Africa
Chinua Achebe : C.L. Innes by Catherine Lynette Innes( Computer File )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Innes, C. L.
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Innes, Catherine Lynette
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To postcolonial literatures in English / C. L. Innes, Cambridge introduction
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