Childhood in African Literature: A Review

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Eldred D. Jones, Marjorie Jones
Africa World Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 150 pages
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"African authors have consistently returned to childhood to find their personal as well as their racial roots. Far from being merely nostalgic yearnings for a lost paradise, many of the treatments of childhood as shown in articles in this issue have exposed a grim reality of cruelty, harshness, parental (particularly paternal) egocentrism and extraordinary bruisings of the vulnerable child psyche. Camara Laye may have portrayed a paradise state but Yvonne Vera has treated one of the cruelest features of childhood anywhere. African authors generally have been sternly responsible in their portrayal of childhood." -- Publisher's description
 

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
11
Section 3
23
Section 4
45
Section 5
69
Section 6
87
Section 7
107
Section 8
141
Section 12
219
Section 13
233
Section 14
235
Section 15
237
Section 16
8
Section 17
28
Section 18
43
Section 19
68

Section 9
184
Section 10
187
Section 11
205
Section 20
111
Section 21
144
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