Dictionary of Literary Biography: African Lusophone Writers

  • Series Name: Dictionary of Literary Biography Series
  • Volume 367
  • Editor: Monica Rector, Richard Vernon
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  • ISBN-10: 0787681857
  • ISBN-13: 9780787681852
  • Shipping Weight: 2.90 lbs ( 1.32 kgs)
  • 444 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2012, 2012
  • © 2012 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available

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This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history.

Dictionary of Literary Biography systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods.

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Dictionary of Literary Biography Series

This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history. DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods.

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  • Each DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY volume has an expert volume editor responsible for planning the volume, selecting the figures for inclusion, and assigning the entries.
  • Volume editors are also responsible for surveying the major periodicals and literary and intellectual movements for their volumes, as well as lists of further readings.
  • To enhance the reader's understanding of the author by a knowledge of his or her environment, DLB volumes include not only drawings, paintings, and photographs of authors, often at various stages of their careers, but also illustrations of their families and places where they have lived.
  • Title pages are regularly reproduced in facsimile along with dust jackets for modern authors. Manuscripts and letters are included when feasible.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Monica Rector
  • Richard Vernon

Table of Contents

Plan of the Series.
Introduction.

José Eduardo Agualusa (1960– ).
Germano Almeida (1945– ).
Orlanda Amarilis (1924– ).
Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa (1957– ).
João Paulo Borges Coelho (1955– ).
Amílcar Cabral (1924–1973).
Boaventura Cardoso (1944– ).
Paulina Chiziane (1955– ).
Costa Andrade (1936–2009).
Mia Couto (1955– ).
José Craveirinha (1922–2003).
Viriato da Cruz (1928–1973).
Noémia De Sousa (1926–2002).
Vimala Devi (1932– ).
João Dias (1926–1949).
Vera Duarte (1952– ).
Alda Espírito Santo (1926–2010).
António Aurélio Gonçalves (1901–1984).
Luís Bernardo Honwana (1942– ).
Rui Knopfli (1932–1997).
Baltasar Lopes (1907–1989).
Manuel Lopes (1907–2005).
Lina Magaia (1945–2011).
João Melo (1955– ).
Lília Momplé (1935– ).
Agostinho Neto (1922–1979).
Ondjaki (1977– ).
Pepetela (1941– ).
Jofre Rocha (1941– ).
Luís Romano (1922–2010).
Manuel Rui (1941– ).
Dina Salústio (1941– ).
Glória de Sant’Anna (1925–2009).
Marcelino dos Santos (1929– ).
Calane da Silva (1945– ).
Onésimo Silveira (1935– ).
Eugénio Tavares (1867–1930).
Francisco José Tenreiro (1921–1963).
Manuel Veiga (1948– ).
José Luandino Vieira (1935– ).
Eduardo White (1963– ).

Appendices:
The Literature of Angola.
The Literature of Cape Verde.
The Literature of Goa.
The Literature of Guinea-Bissau.
The Literatures of Macau and East Timor.
The Literature of Mozambique.
The Literature of São Tomé and Príncipe.

Appendix:
General Perspectives on African Lusophone Literature.
Africa as a Theme in Portuguese Literature.
African Literature in the Portuguese Language.
Portuguese Africa—.
Toward Mutual Assimilation.
The Literature of Cape Verde.

Checklist of Further Readings.
Contributors.
Index.