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Literature of Africa / Douglas Killam.

By: Killam, G. D.
Series: Literature as windows to world cultures. Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004Description: xvii, 204 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0313319014 :.Subject(s): African literature -- History and criticism
Contents:
Africa and Europe -- A Selected History of West African Literature -- Things Fall Apart (1958), No Longer at Ease (1960), Arrow of God (1963), A Man of the People (1966), and Anthills of the Savannah (1987) / Chinua Achebe -- The Bride Price (1976) and The Joys of Motherhood (1979) / Buchi Emecheta -- The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born (1968) / Ayi Kwei Armah -- So Long a Letter (1981) / Miriama Ba -- God's Bits of Wood (1962) / Sembene Ousmane -- A Selected History of East African Literature -- A Grain of Wheat (1967) Petals of Blood (1977), and Matagari (1989) / Ngugi wa Thiong'o -- A Selected History of South-Central African Literature -- A Selected History of South African Literature and Politics -- Burger's Daughter (1979) and The House Gun (1998) / Nadine Gordimer -- In the Fog of the Season's End (1972) and Time of the Butcherbird (1979) / Alex La Guma -- Cry, the Beloved Country (1948) / Alan Paton -- When Rain Clouds Gather (1968) / Bessie Head.
Summary: Provides an introduction to 10 of Africa's best-known writers, with full discussions of 14 of their works with special focus on the historical and cultural issues that inform them.
Holdings
Item type Current library Home library Shelving location Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Books American University in Dubai American University in Dubai Main Collection PL 8010 .K53 2004 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 660712

Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]) and index.

Africa and Europe -- A Selected History of West African Literature -- Things Fall Apart (1958), No Longer at Ease (1960), Arrow of God (1963), A Man of the People (1966), and Anthills of the Savannah (1987) / Chinua Achebe -- The Bride Price (1976) and The Joys of Motherhood (1979) / Buchi Emecheta -- The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born (1968) / Ayi Kwei Armah -- So Long a Letter (1981) / Miriama Ba -- God's Bits of Wood (1962) / Sembene Ousmane -- A Selected History of East African Literature -- A Grain of Wheat (1967) Petals of Blood (1977), and Matagari (1989) / Ngugi wa Thiong'o -- A Selected History of South-Central African Literature -- A Selected History of South African Literature and Politics -- Burger's Daughter (1979) and The House Gun (1998) / Nadine Gordimer -- In the Fog of the Season's End (1972) and Time of the Butcherbird (1979) / Alex La Guma -- Cry, the Beloved Country (1948) / Alan Paton -- When Rain Clouds Gather (1968) / Bessie Head.

Provides an introduction to 10 of Africa's best-known writers, with full discussions of 14 of their works with special focus on the historical and cultural issues that inform them.

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