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9 edition of Literature of Africa found in the catalog.

Literature of Africa

by G. D. Killam

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African literature -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]) and index.

    StatementDouglas Killam.
    SeriesLiterature as windows to world cultures,
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8010 .K53 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 204 p. ;
    Number of Pages204
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3293570M
    ISBN 100313319014
    LC Control Number2004013212

    Phaswane Mpe’s first novel (shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize) is a variation on what was known as the “Jim Comes to Joburg” theme in South African literature. A man leaves his rural home in the north and comes to the big city to find a new life. Must-Read African-American Books show list info. 30, users , views made by moviebb. avg. score: 17 of (17%) required scores: 1, 6, 11, 17, 27 list stats leaders vote Vote print comments. type to search. How many have you read? Page 1 of 3 1 2 3.

    African literature, the body of traditional oral and written literatures in Afro-Asiatic and African languages together with works written by Africans in European ional written literature, which is limited to a smaller geographic area than is oral literature, is most characteristic of those sub-Saharan cultures that have participated in the cultures of the Mediterranean. African Writers Series (AWS) is a series of books by African writers that has been published by Heinemann since The series has ensured an international voice to major African writers—including Chinua Achebe, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Steve Biko, Ama Ata Aidoo, Nadine Gordimer, Buchi Emecheta, and Okot p' emphasis is on Anglophone Africa, although a number of volumes were translated.

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