Encyclopedia of African Literature
Edited by Simon Gikandi
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Encyclopedia of African Literature by Simon Gikandi
Book DescriptionThe most comprehensive reference work on African literature to date, this book covers all the key historical and cultural issues in the field. The Encyclopedia contains over 600 entries covering criticism and theory, African literature's development as a field of scholarship, and studies of established and lesser-known writers and their texts. While the greatest proportion of literary work in Africa has been a product of the twentieth century, the Encyclopedia also covers the literature back to the earliest eras of story-telling and oral transmission, making this a unique and valuable resource for those studying social sciences as well as humanities. This work includes cross-references, suggestions for further reading, and a comprehensive index.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415230193
(246mm x 174mm x 40mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Simon Gikandi
Slavery and the Culture of Taste, Paperback (May 2014)
It would be easy to assume that, in the eighteenth century, slavery and the culture of taste - the world of politeness, manners, and aesthetics - existed as separate and unequal domains, unrelated in the spheres of social life. This book demonstrates that these two areas of modernity were surprisingly entwined.
Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Paperback (September 2009)
A comprehensive study of all the works of Kenyan dramatist and novelist, Ngugu wa Thiong'o, first published in 2000.
Encyclopedia of African Literature, Paperback (May 2009)
Presenting a comprehensive reference work on African literature, this book contains over 600 alphabetically arranged entries that cover major and less established African authors and texts, criticism and theory, and African Literature's development as a field of scholarship. It is suitable for students of African literature.
Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945, Hardback (March 2007)» View all books by Simon Gikandi
Challenges the conventional belief that the English-language literary traditions of East Africa are restricted to the former British colonies of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. This book begins with a chronology of key historical events and an overview of the emergence and transformation of literary culture in the region.
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