African Literatures Retrospectives and Perspectives (Annual Selected Papers of the ALA) by Sandra Barkan

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Published by Three Continents Press .

Written in English

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  • Congresses,
  • History and criticism,
  • African literature

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages111
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8237191M
ISBN 100894105892
ISBN 109780894105890

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African literature refers to literature of and from Africa. As George Joseph notes on the first page of his chapter on African literature in Understanding Contemporary Africa, while the European perception of literature generally refers to written letters, the. as Andrzejewski, Pilaszewicz, and Tyloch also do in their book Literatures in African Languages (18).

Oral performances are by their nature intimately personal and immediate, involving a performer in close physical contact with an audience—performer and audience sharing not only the same spatial and temporal space but also a cultural identity. Description. Research in African Literatures, founded inis the premier journal of African literary studies worldwide and provides a forum in English for research on the oral and written literatures of addition to thought-provoking essays, reviews of current scholarly books appear in every issue, often presented as critical essays, and a forum offers readers the .

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