An African treasury : articles, essays, stories, poems / by Black Africans ; selected by Langston Hughes.

; Smythe, Hugh H. (Hugh Heyne), 1913-1977, former owner ; Smythe, Mabel M. (Mabel Murphy), donor
New York : Crown, [1960] .

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Other Authors Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
Smythe, Hugh H. 1913-1977,
Smythe, Mabel M.
Subjects African literature (English)
Description xiv, 207 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1960]
Notes LC copy in library binding; front endleaf wanting. DLC
Maps on endpapers.
Also issued online.
Summary This is an anthology gathered by Langston Hughes to share his interest in native African writing with the world. It is but a small sampling, but carefully chosen for their entertainment value, how moving they were, the possible instruction they could give, and above all, readability.
Contents Articles. Return to West Africa / Abioseh Nicol -- Requiem for Sophiatown / Can Themba -- Ibos as they are / Onyenaekeya Udeagu -- The widows of the reserves / Phyllis Ntantala -- Why I ran away / Bloke Modisane -- African freedom / Tom Mboya -- Accra conference diary / Ezekiel Mphahlele -- The Blacks / Peter Abrahams -- Renascent Africa / Frederick S. Arkhurst.
Essays. Africa and the cinema / J. Koyinde Vaughan -- African work songs / Tennyson Makiwane -- Funeral of a whale / J. Benibengor Blay -- Akan poetry / J.H. Kwabena Nketia.
Miscellaneous. With the lid off / Todd Matshikiza -- An African's adventures in America / Babs Fafunwa -- Counsel's opinion -- Girl about town / Marion Morel -- What Nkrumah said to the U.S. Senate / Kwame Nkrumah -- African lonely hearts -- The origin of Death / Hottentot folk tale -- The greater trickster / Efik folk tale -- The butcher's share / Efik folk tale -- Tribal proverbs.
Poetry. African heaven / Francis Ernest Kobina Parkes -- Spirit of the wind / Gabriel Okara -- Forefathers / Birago Diop -- Return : two poems / Abioseh Nicol -- The serving girl / Aquah Laluah -- Play song / Peter Kumalo -- That heavenly moment / Dei Anang -- Life in our village / Matei Markwei -- Flute players / Jean Joseph Rabéarivelo -- Vultures / Simon Pederek -- Two in London / Wole Soyinka -- To the American Negro troops / Léopold Sédar Senghor -- Song of the poor man / Anonymous -- Weapon / I.W.W. Citashe.
Stories. New life at Kyerefaso / Efua Theodora Sutherland -- Death in the sun / Peter Kumalo -- Ajantala, the noxious guest / Amos Tutuola -- The bench / Richard Rive -- Mista Courifer / Adelaide Casely-Hayford -- As the night, the day / Abioseh Nicol -- Law of the grazing fields / Cyprian Ekwensi -- Anticipation / Mabel Dove-Danquah -- Episode in Malay camp / Peter Abrahams.
Geographic Area Africa, Sub-Saharan
Network Numbers (OCoLC)272735
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat


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