Alt 11 Myth & History: African Literature Today (Paperback)

Alt 11 Myth & History: African Literature Today 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 1980, provides an overview of the way myth and history have influenced both the literature of Africa and individual writers. Isidore Okpewho, Solomon O. Iyasere and Mazisi Kunene contribute here onmyth, oral tradition and African cosmological systems. Armah's vision of history is examined both in the way that it appears in his novels and in comparison with Ouologuem and Soyinka; also examined are Elechi Amadi's view of thegods, Achebe's use of myth in Arrow of God and the inward journey of Tutuola's Palm-Wine Drinkard. There are views across the Atlantic of the way the Middle Passage resonates in the work of Edouard Glissant and in the work of a number of writers from West Africa.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781847011220
ISBN-10: 1847011225
Publisher: James Currey
Publication Date: January 31st, 1980
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: African Literature Today (Hardcover)