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Author Irele, Abiola.

Title The African imagination : literature in Africa & the Black diaspora / F. Abiola Irele
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 296 pages)
Contents The African imagination -- Orality, literacy, and African literature -- African letters: the making of a tradition -- Dimensions of African discourse -- Study in ambiguity: Amadou Hampaté Bâ's The fortunes of Wangrin -- Narrative, history and the African imagination: Ahmadou Kourouma's Monnè, outrages et défis -- The crisis of cultural memory in Chinua Achebe's Things fall apart -- Return of the native: Edward Kamau Brathwaite's Masks -- A national voice: the poetry and plays of John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo -- Parables of the African condition: the new realism in African fiction
Summary 1. The African Imagination. 2. Orality, Literacy, and African Literature. 3. African Letters: The Making of a Tradition. 4. Dimensions of African Discourse. 5. A Study in Ambiguity: Amadou Hampate Ba's The Fortunes of Wangrin. 6. Narrative, History and the African Imagination: Amadou Kourouma's Monne, outrages et defis. 7. The Crisis of Cultural Memory in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. 8. The Return of the Native: Edward Kamau Brathwaite's Masks. 9. A National Voice: The Poetry and Plays of John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo. 10. Parables of the African Condition: The New Realism in African Fict
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-285) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African diaspora.
African literature -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Africa.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 00052417
ISBN 019508618X (cloth ; acid-free paper)
0195086198 (paper)
0195358813 (electronic bk.)
9780195086188 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
9780195086195 (paper)
9780195358810 (electronic bk.)