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African Literatures in English
East and West

ISBN 9780582089266
Published May 18, 2000 by Routledge
426 Pages

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Book Description

Here is an introduction to the history of English writing from East and West Africa drawing on a range of texts from the slave diaspora to the post-war upsurge in African English language and literature from these regions.

Table of Contents

Preface.  Patronage and the development of East and West African English writing.  1. 18th and 19th Century Slave Narratives of the Black Diaspora  2. 19th and Early 20th Century Histories, Travel Accounts, Political Writing and the Beginnings of Fiction  3. 19th and 20th Century Missionary-Writing Testements and Writings by Africans Produced Under Missionary Auspices and Control  4. 20th Century Secular Patronage: Literature, Education and Control
5. 20th Century Popular Culture and English Writing in Africa  Dominant themes and Patterns in East and West African Writing in English  6. Alternatives: Contrasting Themes and Patterns in Post-Independence Africa Writing in English
7. Self-Criticism and Post-Independence Disillusion  8. Opposition, Resistance and Decolonisation  9. Internal Discord.  Alternative Voices in East and West African English Writing.  10. Minority Voices: English Writing in Non-Anglophone East and West African Countries  11. Women's Voices: Gendered Pasts, Liberated Futures  12. New Transcultural Voices in East and West African Writing  References.  Chronology of Literary and Historical Events
General Bibliography  Individual Authors: Notes on Biography, Works and Criticism

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