Black African Literature in English, 1992-1996
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704 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Imprint: James Currey

Black African Literature in English, 1992-1996

Edited by Bernth Lindfors

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This volume lists all the important work produced on anglophone black African literature between 1992 and 1996.

This bibliographic work is a continuation of the earlier volumes compiled by Bernth Lindfors. Containing about 9000 entries, some of which areannotated to identify the authors discussed, it covers books, periodical articles, papers in edited collections and selective coverage of other relevant sources. Also included are a substantial number of African newspaper and magazine articles.
"...this is another fine work. It is hoped that more sequels will follow.k in African and world literature.' -" G. Walsh in Choice
"... comprehensive coverage ... a very easy book to consult ... It is a model of its kind." AFRICAN AFFAIRS
"... the book is handsomely produced ... It is the consummate working tool for researchers, scholars, teachers and students in the field." RESEARCH IN AFRICAN LITERATURES
"... one of the most valuable tools for research in the field of African studies." MATATU
"This title is essential for any reference collection in African studies ... Bernth Lindfors' regularly updated bibliography Black African Literature in English, now in its fifth edition, has over the past twenty-two years become the most comprehensive reference tool in the search for information in critical discussions of African literature in English. - Ode S. Ogede in" INTERNATIONAL FICTION REVIEW
"The first question that comes to mind when looking at the latest volume in Bernth Lindfors' Black African Literature in English (BALE) series is: how does he do it? The breadth of coverage is unparalleled As a tool in the field of African literary studies, it is indispensable, as a exercise in organization and what is termed bibliographical control it is breathtaking. ...Making the pre-eminent bibliographical resource in African literary studies available electronically is perhaps, a dream. I would not want to give up the print version, for it is really is a resource where browsing pays off often in unexpected and most delightful ways, and despite the quibbles, there is no betterresource available, not one I would trust more. -" Mark L Lilleleht, AFRICA TODAY
"From reviews of earlier volumes in the series:" .
"This excellent work will aid literary research on all levels and be an invaluable addition to any collection supporting work in African and world literature.-" G. Walsh, CHOICE
"So comprehensive is this volume, so enriched by forays into holdings in Africa and by the support of students, scholars, writers and critics around the world, that anyone wanting to do any work of substance on contemporary Black African Literature in English will simply have to get access to it. -" James Gibbs, WEST AFRICA
"... a remarkable achievement: it contains details of publications in many different languages, both African and European, and provides an impressive and essential resource for libraries. -" Stephanie Newell, AFRICAN RESEARCH & DOCUMENTATION



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Title Details

704 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Imprint: James Currey