Alt 30 Reflections & Retrospectives: African Literature Today (Paperback)

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By Ernest N. Emenyonu (Editor), Chimalum Nwankwo (Editor), Blessing Diala-Ogamba (Contribution by)
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This special issue of African Literature Today is devoted to some of the pioneer voices of African fiction in the twentieth century: Bessie Head, Cyprian Ekwensi, Dennis Brutus, Ezekiel Mphahlele, Flora Nwapa, Ousmane Semb ne and Zulu Sofola.
The contributors explore the development of these influential writers and their impact on the continent and beyond, through a study of their writing, sources and influences. Some focus on case studies of specific works which are particularly important in the creative development of the author.
The contributions of these writers to the growth and development of modern African Literature are highlighted. These are also writers whose works, in the words of Chimalum Nwankwo in his Introduction 'have defined for their time a deep engagement and commitment with the pulse of the people...'

Ernest Emenyonu is Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Michigan-Flint, USA; the editorial board is composed of scholars from US, UK and African universities
Chimalum Nwankwo Guest Editor] Former Chair of the Department of English, North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, USA, and Professor of English and World Literatures, is currently on sabbatical at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.

Nigeria: HEBN.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781847010568
ISBN-10: 1847010563
Publisher: James Currey
Publication Date: November 15th, 2012
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: African Literature Today (Hardcover)