ALT 9 Africa, America & the Caribbean: African Literature Today

ALT 9 Africa, America & the Caribbean: African Literature Today

A review

Edited by Eldred Durosimi Jones

Paperback
$34.95

James Currey

Overview

Overview

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.
This volume, first published in 1978, looks at the fascinating literary links of the African diaspora in Harlem, Cuba and Haiti. Eldred Jones outlines in his Editorial the impact of the pride in connections with an African past as "one of the great transformations of modern times". The impact on writing moved in all directions and comparisons in this volume are made between Wole Soyinka and Leroi Jones, and between African and Irish Nationalist writing. Among the contributions are articles on the American background to Ayi Kwei Armah's Why Are We So Blest?, the African elements of Cuban literature, and an analysis of the early works and later crime fiction of Chester Himes. The Reviews include Kadiatu Sesay on Ekwensi and Okpwewho, Maryse Condé on Sembene Ousmane's Xala and Eustace Palmer on Meja Mwangi's Going Down River Road and Nuruddin Farah's Naked Needle.

Details

January 1978
128 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
African Literature Today
ISBN: 9780852555095
Format: Paperback
James Currey
BIC DSBH, 1H, 2AB
BISAC LIT004010, LIT004100, LIT004040
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Table of Contents

Editorial - Eldred Jones
The African heritage & the Harlem Renaissance: A re-evaluation (Lloyd W. Brown)
Through the looking glass: African & Irish nationalist writing (C.L. Innes)
Iconoclasts both: Wole Soyinka & Leroi Jones (Chikwenye Okonjo Ogunyemi)
The American background in Why Are We So Blest? (Robert Fraser)
De origen africano, soy cubano: African elements in the literature of Cuba (Femi Ojo-Ade)
Prophet of violence: Chester Himes (Willfried Feuser)
The peasant novel in Haiti (J.M.Dash)
Note on Senghor's Verse (Jeannette Kamara)
Reviews include Kadiatu Sesay on Ekwensi and Okpwewho, Maryse Condé on Sembene Ousmane's Xala and Eustace Palmer on Meja Mwangi's Going Down River Road and Nuruddin Farah's Naked Needle

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