ALT 5 The Novel in Africa: African Literature Today

ALT 5 The Novel in Africa: African Literature Today

An annual review

Edited by Eldred Durosimi Jones


James Currey



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.
Originally published in 1971, this was the first volume in the series to focus on a specific theme, in this case the novel, but continues the format of including contributions from both writers and critics. There are articles on: Equiano, Onuora Nzekwu, T.M. Aluko, Ngugi, Sarif Easmon, Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka. The volume also includes a contribution from Ernest Emenyonu asking of African Literature "What does it take to be its critic" plus reviews of Sembene Ousmane's newly published God's Bits of Wood, Mbella Sonne Dipoko's Because of WomenChief, The Honourable Minister and Flora Nwapa's Idu.


January 1971
160 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
African Literature Today
ISBN: 9781847011183
Format: Paperback
James Currey
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Editorial - Eldred Jones
African Literature : What does it take to be its critic? [Ernest E. Emenyonu]
Equiano's round unvarnished tale [Paul Edwards]
The novels of Onuora Nzekwu [G.D.Killam]
T.M. Aluko: Nigerian satirist [Bernth Lindfors]
Religion & life in James Ngugi's The River Between [Lloyd Williams]
The Burnt Out Marriage & burned up reviewers [Jack B. Moore]
Language & action in the novels of Chinua Achebe [Gareth Griffiths]
The traditional content of the plays of Wole Soyinka [Oyin Ogunba]
Reviews of Peter K. Palangyo, Sembene Ousmane, Mbella Sonne Dipoko, T.M. Aluko, Taban lo Liyong, G.D. Killam, Stephen Ngubiah & Flora Nwapa

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