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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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 W'PONDS  896.6 I658/Af  AVAILABLE
Description xxi, 296 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. The African Imagination -- 2. Orality, Literacy, and African Literature -- 3. African Letters: The Making of a Tradition -- 4. Dimensions of African Discourse -- 5. Study in Ambiguity: Amadou Hampate Ba's The Fortunes of Wangrin -- 6. Narrative, History, and the African Imagination: Ahmadou Kourouma's Monne, outrages et defis -- 7. The Crisis of Cultural Memory in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart -- 8. 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 Fiction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-285) and index
Subject African literature -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Africa.
African diaspora.
LC no. 00052417
ISBN 019508618X cloth acid-free paper
0195086198 paper