By Douglas Killam,Alicia L. Kerfoot

African literature is an unlimited topic of growing to be output and curiosity. Written specifically for college kids, this booklet selectively surveys the subject in a transparent and obtainable means. integrated are approximately six hundred alphabetically prepared entries on writers, genres, and significant works. Many entries cite works for extra analyzing, and the amount closes with a specific, common bibliography.

Africa is a land of contrasts and of various cultures and traditions. it's also a land of clash and creativity. The literature of the continent attracts upon a desirable physique of oral traditions and lore and in addition displays the political turmoil of the trendy international. With the elevated curiosity in cultural range and the turning out to be centrality of Africa in global politics, African literature is figuring increasingly more prominently within the curriculum. This ebook is helping scholars know about the African literary achievement.

Written expressly for college kids, this publication is much extra available than different reference works at the topic. incorporated are approximately six hundred alphabetically prepared entries on authors, akin to Chinua Achebe, Athol Fugard, Buchi Emecheta, Nadine Gordimer, and Wole Soyinka; significant works, reminiscent of Things Fall Apart and Petals of Blood; and person genres, comparable to the radical, drama, and poetry. Many entries cite works for additional examining, and the amount closes with a specific, normal bibliography.

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