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Nigeria's Third-Generation Literature Content and Form

Nigeria's Third-Generation Literature: Content and Form

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Ode Ogede
March 13, 2023

This book considers the evolution and characteristics of Nigeria’s third-generation literature, which emerged between the late 1980s and the early 1990s and is marked by expressive modes and concerns distinctly different from those of the preceding era. The creative writing of this period ...

Mazisi Kunene Literature, Activism, and African Worldview

Mazisi Kunene: Literature, Activism, and African Worldview

1st Edition

By Dike Okoro
December 14, 2022

This book examines the life and work of Mazisi Kunene, the only recognized poet laureate of Africa, a Nobel Prize nominee, and a key symbol of African cultural independence. Kunene is widely recognized for his epic poems that assert cultural identity and condemn the disruption of the growth and ...

Autobiography, Memory and Nationhood in Anglophone Africa

Autobiography, Memory and Nationhood in Anglophone Africa

1st Edition

By David Ekanem Udoinwang, James Tar Tsaaior
August 25, 2022

This book provides an important critical analysis of the autobiographies of nine major leaders of national liberation movements in Africa. By examining their self-narratives, we can better understand how decolonisation unfolded and how activist-politicians sought to immortalise their roles for ...

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