New Directions in African Literature: A Review

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James Currey, Jan 1, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 176 pages
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This volume of the historic journal African Literature Today provides an overview of the position of African literature at the end of the 20th century and an examination of the directions that African literature is now taking with new and emerging writers and the growth of writing by African women. Contributors examine the influence of new concerns such as globalization and the view from the diaspora and anticipate where this might lead the next generation of African writers. Contents: Editorial Article: New Directions in African Literature: Building on the Legacies of the 20th Century by Ernest N. Emenyonu- Articles: African Literature in the 21st Century: Challenges for Writers & Critics by Charles Nnolim--Bursting at the Seams: New Dimensions for African Literature in the 21st Century by Thomas Hale- New Trends in the Sierra Leonean Novel by Eustace Palmer- Transcultural Identity in African Narrative of Childhood by Richard Priebe--The Marks Left on the Surface; Zoė Wicombs Davids Story by Kenneth W. Harrow- Mothering Daughters: The Other Side of the Story by Monica Bungaro--Transcending the Margins: New Trends in Female Writings in Africa by Iniobong I. Uko--Re-thinking Nation and Narrative in a Global Era: Recent African Writing by Nana Wilson-Tagoe--A Last Shot at the 20th Century Canon by Bernth Lindfors-Reviews

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Transcultural Identity in African Narratives of Childhood
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Mothering Daughters the Other Side of the Story
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New Directions in Womens Writing
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