Literatures in African Languages: Theoretical Issues and Sample Surveys

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B. W. Andrzejewski, S. Pilaszewicz, W. Tyloch
Cambridge University Press, Nov 21, 1985 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 672 pages
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Although African literatures in English and French are widely known outside Africa, those in the African languages themselves have not received comparable attention. In this book a number have been selected for survey by fourteen specialist writers, providing the reader with an introduction to this very wide field and a body of reference material which includes extensive bibliographies and biographical information on African authors. Theoretical issues such as genre divisions are discussed in the essays and the historical, social and political forces at work in the creation and reception of African literature are examined. Literature is treated as an art whose medium is language, so that both the oral and written forms are encompassed. This book will be of value not only to readers concerned with the cultures of Africa but to all those with an interest in the literary phenomena of the world in general.
 

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Kwiintsuku zobumnyama, kwintsuku zokuphulukana nobuthina ixesha lokuba abantwana bangaphula phuli, kuqhawuke imvisiswana kwamakhaya ngamakhaya, ixesha lokutshaba kobuKhosi nobuKumnkani, kufuneka amanyange afana noobawo abangasekhoyo basikhokhele. Camagu!!
I would love to collect all the writings by different authors.
 

Contents

PREFACE
13
ORAL LITERATURE B W Andrzejewski
31
THE RISE OF WRITTEN LITERATURES IN AFRICAN LAN
49
LITERATURE IN FULA D W Arnott
72
LITERATURES IN THE MANDE AND NEIGHBOURING LAN
97
AKAN FOLK LITERATURE AND THE BEGINNINGS OF WRITING
128
YORUBA LITERATURE Adeboye Babalola
157
LITERATURE IN THE HAUSA LANGUAGE Stanislaw Pilaszewicz
190
LITERATURES IN CUSHITIC LANGUAGES OTHER THAN
408
MALAGASY LITERATURE IN MADAGASKAR Zefaniasy Bema
426
WRITTEN LITERATURE
432
The neocolonial period
442
CONCLUSION
451
BIBLIOGRAPHY
457
ZULU ORAL TRADITION AND LITERATURE Harold Scheub
493
XHOSA ORAL AND LITERARY TRADITIONS Harold Scheub
529

WRITING AND LITERATURE IN CLASSICAL ETHIOPIC GHZ
255
ETHIOPIAN LITERATURE IN AMHARIC Joanna MantelNie6ko
301
SOMALI LITERATURE B W Andrzejewski
337
The Era of Fire and Embers
370
SOUTHERN SOTHO LITERATURE Josh R Masiea
610
TSWANA LITERATURE Josh R Masiea
635
THE ORAL LITERATURE OF THE SAN AND RELATED
650
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