African literatures : an introduction / by Oyekan Owomoyela.

[Waltham? Mass.] : Crossroads Press, ©1979.

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Subjects African literature -- History and criticism.
African literature.
Littérature africaine -- Histoire et critique.
Series Basic Africana library.
Description 148 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-143).
Contents 1. Traditional oral art -folklore: Prose: myths, legends, tales, epic -- Poetry: cultic chants, incantations, dirges, divinatory texts, praise-poetry, songs -- Epigrams: proverbs, riddles -- Folklore and society -- 2. Vernacular literatures: Islam and vernacular literatures -- Christianity and colonialism in Africa -- Christianity and vernacular literatures -- 3. European language poetry: Negritude and poetry in French -- Poetry in English -- 4. The novel: The characteristic stylistic features -- Thematic concerns -- The second generation -- 5. Drama.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Africa
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm07203745
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat


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