Student Encyclopedia of African Literature, 1st Edition

  • Douglas Killam
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  • ISBN-10: 0313054517
  • ISBN-13: 9780313054518
  • DDC: 820.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 339 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

African literature is a vast subject of growing output and interest. Written especially for students, this book selectively surveys the topic in a clear and accessible way. Included are roughly 600 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, genres and major works. Many entries cite works for further reading and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.

Africa is a land of contrasts and of diverse cultures and traditions. It is also a land of conflict and creativity. The literature of the continent draws upon a fascinating body of oral traditions and lore, and also reflects the political turmoil of the modern world.

With the increased interest in cultural diversity and the growing centrality of Africa in world politics, African literature is figuring more and more prominently in the curriculum. This book helps students learn about the African literary achievement. Written expressly for students, this book is far more accessible than other reference works on the subject. Included are nearly 600 alphabetically arranged entries on authors, such as Chinua Achebe, Athol Fugard, Buchi Emecheta, Nadine Gordimer, and Wole Soyinka; major works, such as Things Fall Apart and Petals of Blood; and individual genres, such as the novel, drama and poetry. Many entries cite works for further reading, and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
Preface.
1: Abrahams, Lionel (1928-2004).
2: Abrahams, Peter (1919).
3: Abruquah, Joseph Wilfred (1921-[1997?]).
4: Achebe, Chinua (1930).
5: Acholonu, Catherine Obianuju (1951—).
6: Adair, Barbara (No Date of Birth Available).
7: Adedeji, (Alu)Remi Aduke (1937).
8: Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi (1977-).
9: Africa Is People (1998).
10: African Child, The (1954).
11: African Image, The (1962).
12: African Tragedy, An (1928).
13: African Writers Series.
14: African-American Literature.
15: African-British Literature.
16: African-Canadian Literature.
17: African-Caribbean Literature.
18: Afrika, Tatamkhulu Ismail (1921-2002).
19: Age of Iron (1990).
20: Aidoo, Ama Ata (1942).
21: Aiyejina, Funso (1949-).
22: Ajayi, Christie Ade (1930).
23: Ajayi, Tolu(walogo) (1946-).
24: Ajose, Audrey (date of birth not available).
25: Akassa You Mi: A Historical Drama (2001).
26: Aké: The Years of Childhood (1981).
27: Akello, Grace (Date of Birth Not Available).
28: Akenhaten: Dweller in Truth (1985).
29: Alford, Gwen (date of birth not available).
30: Alkali, Zaynab (1950).
31: All for Love: A Novel (2005).
32: All for Oil (2000).
33: Aluko, T(imothy) M(ofolorunso) (1918).
34: Amadi, Elechi (1934-).
35: Amriika (1999).
36: Anduru, Agoro (1948-92).
37: Angira, Jared (1947).
38: Aniebo, I.N.C. (1939-).
39: Anowa (1970).
40: Anthills of the Savannah (1986).
41: Anthologies.
42: Anyidoho, Kofi (1947).
43: Apartheid.
44: Armah, Ayi Kwei (1939).
45: Arrow of God (1964; rev. 1974).
46: Arrowheads to My Heart (1999).
47: Atta, Sefi (1964-).
48: Awoonor, Kofi (Nyedevu) (1935-).
49: Bâ, Amadou Hampâté (1901-91).
50: Ba, Mariama (1929-81).
51: Bacchae of Euripides, The (1973).
52: Baderoon, Gabeba (1969-).
53: Bandele-Thomas, Biyi (1967-).
54: Bavino Sermons (1999).
55: Beatification of Area Boy, The (1995).
56: Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, The (1968).
57: Beggar, The, The Thief and the Dogs, and Autumn Quail (2000).
58: Bekederemo, J(ohn) P(epper) Clark (1935-).
59: Ben, in the World (2000).
60: Ben Jelloun, Tahar (1944).
61: Ben-Abdallah, Mohammed (1944-).
62: Beti, Mongo (1932-2001) (Pseudonym of Alexandre Biyidi).
63: Bikoroa Plays, The (1981, 1985).
64: Biography and Autobiography.
65: Bitter Eden (2000).
66: Bitter Fruit: A Novel (2003).
67: Black, Stephen (1880-1931).
68: Black Atlantic.
69: Black Consciousness in South Africa.
70: Black Docker, The (1986).
71: Blackburn, Douglas (1857-1929).
72: Blackheart(2004).
73: Blame Me on History (1963).
74: Blanket Boy's Moon (1953).
75: Blay, J. Benibengor (1915-).
76: Blind Moon (2003).
77: Blood Knot, The (1961).
78: Bloodlines (2001).
79: Bloom, Harry (1913-81).
80: Boehmer, Elleke (1961-).
81: Boesman and Lena (1969).
82: Boetie, Dugmore (1920-66).
83: Book of Secrets, The (1994).
84: Bosman, H(erman) C(harles) (1905-51).
85: Boundaries (2003).
86: Brettell, N.H. (1908-91).
87: Brew, (Osborne Henry) Kwesi (1928-).
88: Breytenbach, Breyten (1939).
89: Brink, Andre (1935).
90: Broken Reed (2005).
91: Brutus, Dennis (1924-).
92: Bukenya, Austin (1944-).
93: Burger's Daughter (1979).
94: Butler, Frederick Guy (1918-2001).
95: By the Sea (2002).
96: Cairo Trilogy (1956-57).
97: Call Me by My Rightful Name (2003).
98: Call Me Woman (1985).
99: Camara Laye (1928-80).
100: Campbell, Roy(ston) (1901-57).
101: Captain's Tiger, The (1998).
102: Carnival of Looters, A (2000).
103: Casely-Hayford, Adelaide (1868-60).
104: Casely-Hayford, Gladys (1904-50).
105: Casely-Hayford, Joseph Ephraim (1866-30).
106: Censorship.
107: Chaka (1931).
108: Chaos Theory of the Heart and Other Poems Mainly since 1990 (2005).
109: Chedid, Andrée (1920-).
110: Cheney-Coker, Syl (1945).
111: Children of Gebelawi (1959; trans. 1981).
112: Chimombo, Steve (1945).
113: Chingono, Julius (1946-).
114: Chinodya, Shimmer (1957-).
115: Chinweizu (1943).
116: Chipamaunga, Edmund (1938-).
117: Chipasula, Frank (1949).
118: Chraïbi, Driss (1926-).
119: Clayton, Cherry.
120: Cloete, (Edward Fairlie) Stuart (Graham) (1897-1976).
121: Clouts, Sydney (David) (1926-82).
122: Cochlovius, Karen (Date of birth unknown).
123: Coetzee, J(ohn) M(axwell) (1940-).
124: Collector of Treasures, The (1977).
125: Collen, Lindsay (1948).
126: Combrinck, Lisa (1967-).
127: Concubine, The (1966).
128: Conservationist, The (1974).
129: Conton, William (Farquhar) (ca. 1925-2003).
130: Cook, Meira (1964-).
131: Cope, Jack (Robert Knox) (1913-91).
132: Couchoro, Félix (1900-68).
133: Couto, Mia (1955-).
134: Cripps, A(rthur) S(hearly) (1869-1952).
135: Cry, the Beloved Country (1948).
136: Cugoano, Ottobah (b.1757).
137: Cullinan, Patrick (Roland) (1932).
138: Currey, Ralph Nixon (1907-2001).
139: Dadié, Bernard (1916-).
140: Dance in the Sun, A (1956).
141: Dance of the Forests, A (1963).
142: Dangarembga, Tsitsi (1959-).
143: Dangor, Achmat (1948).
144: Daughter of Mumbi (1969).
145: Daughters of Twilight (1986).
146: De Graft, Joe (Joseph Coleman) (1924-78).
147: Death and the King's Horseman (1975).
148: Dedan Kimathi (1974).
149: Dei-Anang, Michael Francis (ca. 1909-77).
150: Detained: A Writer's Prison Diary (1981).
151: Devil on the Cross (1982).
152: Dhlomo, H(erbert) I. E. (1903-56).
153: Dhlomo, R(obert) R(olfes) R(eginald) (1901-71).
154: Dib, Mohammed (1920-2003).
155: Diescho, Joseph (1955-).
156: Dikobe, Modikwe (1913).
157: Dilemma of a Ghost, The (1965).
158: Diop, Alioune (1910-80).
159: Diop, Birago (1906-89).
160: Diop, Cheikh Anta (1923-86).
161: Diop, David (1927-60).
162: Divorce, The (1977).
163: Djoleto, (Solomon Alexander) Amu (1929-).
164: Down Second Avenue (1959).
165: Drama.
166: Drum.
167: Dry White Season, A (1979).
168: Du Plessis, Menan (1952-).
169: Duodu, Cameron (1937-).
170: Dusklands (1974).
171: Easmon, R(aymond) Sarif (1913—).
172: Echeruo, Michael J. C. (1937).
173: Echewa, T. Obinkaram (1940).
174: Edufa (1969).
175: Efuru (1966).
176: Egbuna, Obi B(enedict) (1940).
177: Ekwensi, Cyprian (1921-).
178: Emecheta, Buchi (1944-).
179: Enekwe, Ossie (1942-).
180: Eppel, John (1947).
181: Equiano, Olaudah (ca. 1745-97).
182: Essop, Ahmed (1931).
183: Experience, The (1970).
184: Eye of the Earth, The (1986).
185: Fagunwa, D(aniel) O. (1903-63).
186: Fall, Malick (1920-78).
187: Famished Road, The (1991).
188: Farah, Nuruddin (1945-).
189: Fatunde, Tunde (1955).
190: Feminism and Literature.
191: Fettouma, Touati (1950).
192: Fiawoo, Ferdinand Kwasi (1891-1969).