World Literature and Its Times: African Literature and Its Times

  • Volume 2
  • Joyce Moss
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0787637270
  • ISBN-13: 9780787637279
  • DDC: 809
  • Shipping Weight: 3.45 lbs ( 1.56 kgs)
  • 600 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2000 | Published



World Literature and Its Times helps students and researchers make connections between political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. Each volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from a particular country and region, representing approximately 50 works. The detailed essays are approximately 10 pages in length and offer the following features:

  • Introductory profile -- an overview that discuss genre, time, place and other important elements with a synopsis and introduction that places the work in the context of the authors' life
  • Events in history -- a report on the social, political and cultural climate relevant to the work, including primary source documents, charts, timelines and other illustrative materials
  • Literary work in focus -- three sections that place the work in context with an in-depth summary, related history and historical sources
  • Sources for more information -- full citations offering additional sources of information

Additional features include illustrations; maps; author and title tables of contents; sidebars; timelines; advisor information; and an alphabetical index of authors, titles, events and personalities.

The series contains eight volumes covering the following literatures:

  • Latin American literature
  • African literature
  • British & Irish literature (2 volumes - The Victorian Era to the Present and Celtic Migrations to the Reform Bill )
  • Spanish & Portuguese literature
  • Middle Eastern literature
  • Italian literature
  • Classical literature

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"Although there are some distracting typos and the historical views presented are fairly mainstream, this volume will serve as a useful starting point for many undergraduates." -- Choice (December 2000)

— Choice

"...The clear, straightforward writing is appropriate for high school honors or academic students. The unique focus of this book gives students a well-rounded approach to studying and writing about the included works and will supplement class or book group discussions. Recommended for all academic libraries and public libraries serivng a large college population." -- Library Journal (September 2000)

— Library Journal