Goatskin Bags and Wisdom: New Critical Perspectives on African Literature

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Africa World Press, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 393 pages
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Contents

Trends in the Criticism of African Literature
3
African Critics and the SocioCultural Responses
17
Feminist Literary Studies at
39
Discourse Analysis and Characterization in the Novel
51
Nigerian Literature and Oral Tradition
67
Tradition Rotimi and His Audience
91
A Critical Study
105
A Readers Response to Contemporary
151
Ken SaroWiwa
255
Nigerias New Poets and Violence
273
New Nigerian Poetry in English and
289
Fear and Premonition in Ken SaroWiwas Poetry
301
Gabriel Okara as A War Poet
311
Encounters with Readers and Critics
323
The Word Poetic Vision and Society
347
A Writers Monologue
355

Victims of Art Not of Fire
173
Artistic Progression in Chinua Achebes Experiment
193
A Novel Reading
203
Ada U Azodo
230
Chinua Achebes Fiction
239
An Interview with Chukwuemeka Ike
365
Nationalism and the Creative Talent An Address
377
Notes on Contributors
387
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About the author (2000)

Emenyonu is a visiting professor of African and African American literatures, at Brandeis University, Waltham, Masachusetts.

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