Alt 14 Insiders & Outsiders: African Literature Today (Paperback)

Alt 14 Insiders & Outsiders: African Literature Today By Eldred Jones (Editor), Eustace Palmer (Editor), Marjorie Jones (Editor) Cover Image
By Eldred Jones (Editor), Eustace Palmer (Editor), Marjorie Jones (Editor)
$34.44
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

Description


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 1984, studies the attraction of Africa for non-African writers and the widespread and differing outside influences on African writers. This relationship raises complex problems such as which language to write in, and the representation or misrepresentation of the continent. Kole Omotoso gives a trans-Saharan view of Africa, Funso Aiyejina a West Indian perspective highlighting the work of George Lamming and Denis Williams, and Katherine Frank examines the relevance of feminist criticism to the African novel. Other contributors compare and contrast the works of European, American, Caribbean and African writers: Graham Greene and Dadi ; Soyinka and Beckett; Laye, Lamming and Wright; Camus and C saire; Yeats and J.P. Clark; Equiano and Defoe; Ernest Gaines and Oyono.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780852555149
ISBN-10: 0852555148
Publisher: James Currey
Publication Date: January 31st, 1984
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: African Literature Today (Hardcover)