African Literature: Overview and Bibliography
African literature, like the continent itself is enormous and diverse. East Africa's literature is different from West Africa's which is quite different from South Africa's which has different influences on it than North Africa's. Africa's literature is based on a widespread heritage of oral literature, some of which has now been recorded. Arabic influence can be detected as well as European, especially French and English. Legends, myths, proverbs, riddles and folktales form the mother load of the oral literature. This book presents an overview of African literature as well as a comprehensive bibliography, primarily of English language sources. Accessed by subject, author and title indexes.
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1997 Dewey Class 2000 Dewey Class 20th century Africa World Press African American African Literature Association African literature English African literature English)—History African literature French African literature French)—History African literature—History African Studies African writers African—History and criticism Afrique Annual selected papers authors—History and criticism Bernth Lindfors Blacks in literature Cancel/Invalid LCCN Caribbean literature criticism Congresses Current Frequency Dept Description Dewey Class Edition Information English)—History and criticism essays francophone French)—History and criticism Heinemann History and criticism Ibadan Includes bibliographical references Includes index ISBN ISSN LC Classification literature LC Classification literature—History and criticism litteraires litterature africaine merged record Subjects Modern Poetry Modern Negritude negro-africaine Nigeria noire Notes Paris Poetry Modern Poetry Projected Pub Published/Created references and index Related Authors Related Titles Senegal SERBIB/SERLOC merged record South Africa Studies in African Title from cover Universite University of Calabar University Press Variant Series West Indian literature Wole Soyinka Yaounde York