Alt 9 Africa, America & the Caribbean: African Literature Today: A Review (Paperback)

Alt 9 Africa, America & the Caribbean: African Literature Today: A Review By Eldred Jones (Editor), Eldred Jones (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Eldred Jones (Editor), Eldred Jones (Contribution by)
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The re-issue of archival volumes ALT 1 to ALT 14 makes the complete series available and provides the historical perspective of these early contributions to the literature and its criticism.

This volume, first published in 1978, looks at the fascinating literary links of the African diaspora in Harlem, Cuba and Haiti. Eldred Jones outlines in his Editorial the impact of the pride in connections with an African past as"one of the great transformations of modern times". The impact on writing moved in all directions and comparisons in this volume are made between Wole Soyinka and Leroi Jones, and between African and Irish Nationalist writing. Among the contributions are articles on the American background to Ayi Kwei Armah's Why Are We So Blest?, the African elements of Cuban literature, and an analysis of the early works and later crime fiction of Chester Himes.The Reviews include Kadiatu Sesay on Ekwensi and Okpwewho, Maryse Cond on Sembene Ousmane's Xala and Eustace Palmer on Meja Mwangi's Going Down River Road and Nuruddin Farah's Naked Needle.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780852555095
ISBN-10: 0852555091
Publisher: James Currey
Publication Date: January 31st, 1978
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: African Literature Today (Hardcover)