Childhood in African Literature: A Review

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Africa World Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 150 pages
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This issues examines linguistic, literary, gender generation issues in both autobiographies i and fictional treatments of childhood in the works of Camara Laye, Wole Soyinka, Mongo Bell, Chinua Achebe, Chukwuemeka Ike, Ben Okri, Zaynab Alkali, Buchi Emecheta, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Athol Fugard and Isaac Mogotsi.
 

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Contents

EDITORIAL ARTICLE
1
ARTICLES
9
Gender Issues in Zaynab Alkalis Novels
22
A Literary Perspective
29
The Childhood Experience in the Novels
36
The Symbolic Concept of Childhood in Chukwuemeka
44
Aspects of Language in the African Literary Autobiography
54
While she watered the morning glories
69
Childhood a la Camara Laye Childhood la Mongo Beti
82
A Study of Athol Fugards Cousins
102
Ken SaroWiwas Prisoner ofjebs Pita Dumbroks Prison
126
Regis Fanchettes A Private Journey itineraire prive
144
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Marjorie Jones is the author of "The Jewel and the Sword" and "The Lighthorseman." She is the recipient of the Isolde Carlson Award for Excellence in Writing and was named the 2005 Utah Writer of the Year. She lives in Price, Utah.

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