ALT 29 Teaching African Literature Today
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173 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

17 b/w. Illustrations

Series: African Literature Today

Imprint: James Currey

ALT 29 Teaching African Literature Today

Edited by Ernest N. Emenyonu

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Brings together experiences of teachers of African literature from around the world in the context of technological change.
Focuses on theoretical and pedagogical approaches to the teaching of African Literature on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. The publication of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart in 1958 drew universal attention not only to contemporary African creative imagination, but also established the art of the modern African novel. In 1986, Wole Soyinka became the first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, and opened the 'gate' for other African writers. By the close of the 20th century, African Literature had gained world-wide acceptance and legitimacy in the academy and featured on the literature curriculum of schools and colleges across the globe.
This specialissue of African Literature Today, examines the diverse experiences of teachers of African Literature across regional, racial, cultural and national boundaries. It explores such issues as student responses, productive pedagogical innovations, the impact of modern technology, case studies of online teaching, teaching Criticism of African Literature, and teaching African Literature in an age of multiculturalism. It is intended as an invaluable teacher's handbook and essential student companion for the effective study of African Literature.

Ernest Emenyonu is Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Michigan-Flint, USA; the editorial board is composed of scholars from US, UK and African universities

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Editorial Article: Half a Century of Teaching African Literature in the Academy - Ernest N. Emenyonu
Teaching Ben Okri's The Famished Road & Syl Cheney-Coker's The Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar - Eustace Palmer
What has Criticism Got to do with it?: Teaching Theory & Criticism in African Literary Studies - Charles Nnolim
Teaching African Literature in an Era of Technology: A Case Study of Coppin State University - Blessing Diala-Ogamba
Teaching African Literature Online in America: A University of Michigan-Flint Initiative - Patricia Emenyonu
Teaching African Literature in an Age of Multiculturalism - Helen Chukwuma
Challenges & Prospects of Teaching Oral Literature in Africa: A Teacher's Perspective - Mark Ighile
Teaching & Reading Doris Lessing's The Antheap - Anne Serafin
The Francophone Novel of Africa & the Caribbean: A Teacher's Perspective - Peter Wuteh Vakunta
Teaching about Africa through Literature, Film & Music - Isaac V. Joslin
Teaching African Oral Literature: A Nigerian Perspective - Godini G. Darah
Teaching African Literature without Redaction & Hypostasis - Chimalum Nwankwo
Reviews - James Gibbs

Ernest N. Emenyonu is Professor Emeritus of Africana Studies at the University of Michigan-Flint, USA. He is Series Editor of African Literature Today, and editor of A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (James Currey, 2017). A Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (FNAL) and the Nigerian Academy of Education (FNAE), Professor Emenyonu is a specialist in African Literature, he has taught African Literature at various institutions of higher learning in Nigeria and the United States, and has published extensively in the field. His publications include Emerging Perspectives on Nawal El Saadawi (2010), Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe Vols. 1 & 2, (2004), Goat Skin Bags and Wisdom: New Critical Perspectives on African Literature (2000). He is also the author of A Good Shepherd: A Biography of the Most Rev. Benjamin C. Nwankiti (2003). His works of fiction include Tales of Our Motherland (short stories) (1999) and a number of children's books including Uzo: A Story of African Childhood (2011).

"Not only does it continue to honor its pledge to be a forum for discovering new talents, but, with this latest issue, African Literature Today expands the territory of African literature by covering the subject of current instructional strategies." RESEARCH IN AFRICAN LITERATURES

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November 2011

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Title Details

173 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

17 b/w. Illustrations

Series: African Literature Today

Imprint: James Currey