Postcolonial African Writers: A Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook (Google eBook)

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Siga Fatima Jagne, Pushpa Naidu Parekh
Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 525 pages
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This reference book surveys the richness of postcolonial African literature. The volume begins with an introductory essay on postcolonial criticism and African writing, then presents alphabetically arranged profiles of some 60 writers, including Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Tahbar Ben Jelloun, among others.

Each entry includes a brief biography, a discussion of major works and themes that appear in the author's writings, an overview of the critical response to the author's work, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. These profiles are written by expert contributors and reflect many different perspectives. The volume concludes with a selected general bibliography of the most important critical works on postcolonial African literature.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chinua Achebe
19
Ama Ata Aidoo
32
Zaynab Alkali
40
Ayi Kwei Armah
45
Kofi Awoonor
52
Mariama Bâ
59
Calixthe Beyala
75
Camara Laye
275
Doris Lessing
282
Muthoni Likimani
296
Dambudzo Marechera
300
Micere M Githae Mugo
305
Peter Nazareth
312
Ngugi wa Thiongo
318
Lewis Nkosi
332

Dennis Vincent Frederick Brutus John Bruin
84
Driss Chraibi
96
J P ClarkBekederemo
105
Mia Couto
111
Tsitsi Dangarembga
118
Nafissatou Diallo
123
David Mandessi Diop
129
Assia Djebar
135
Emmanuel Boundzeki Dongala
144
Buchi Emecheta
148
Femi Euba
164
Aminata Sow Fall
171
Nuruddin Farah
175
Athol Fugard
181
Nadine Gordimer
187
Mafika Gwala
201
Bessie Head
206
Vincent Chukwuemeka Ike
221
Francis Imbuga
228
Festus Ikhuoria Ojeaga Iyayi
234
Tahar Ben Jelloun
241
Mohammed KhairEddine
253
Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa
257
Ellen Kuzwayo
262
Alex La Guma
268
Flora Nwapa
337
Molara OgundipeLeslie
345
Gabriel Okara
352
Christopher Ifeanyichukwu Okigbo
360
Ben Okri
364
Femi Osofisan
374
Ferdinand Oyono
382
Essop Patel
387
Alan Paton
391
Okot PBitek
396
JeanJoseph Rabearivelo
400
Tijan Sallah
408
Olive Schreiner
413
Leïla Sebbar
420
Léopold Sédar Senghor
425
Wole Soyinka
438
Efua Theodora Sutherland
455
Sony Labou Tansi
460
Mositi Torontle
466
Amos Tutuola
471
Selected Bibliography
477
Index
491
About the Contributors
517
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About the author (2012)

Jagne is presently the International Consultant, Researcher and Scholar with the development group ADCO Consultancy and Associates, in Gambia.

Parekh is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature in the English Department of Spelman College.

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