Multiculturalism & Hybridity in African Literatures

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Africa World Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 464 pages
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This volume of essays covers all phases and geographical areas of African literature, including lesser known areas such as oral literature, literature written in African languages and Lusophone literature. Also included are articles on Caribbean literature, developments in South African theatre, and two articles on African film. Several writers receive special attention: Chinua Achebe, Maryse Conde, Wole Soyinka, Niyi Osundare, Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Hampate Ba. Also included are the key-note addresses by Achebe, Conde and Osundare.
 

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Contents

Bernth Lindfors and Hal Wylie
8
Maryse Conde
25
Writing Language and Politics
45
Introduction of Niyi Osundare
59
A Hausa Authors Idea of Literature as an aboutface Response
87
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Wylie teaches Francophone African literature at the University of Texas at Austin. He currently serves as the General Editor of the ALA.

Bernth Lindfors is professor emeritus of English and African literatures, University of Texas at Austin.