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This collection of essays from eminent scholar F. Abiola Irele provides a comprehensive formulation of what he calls an African imagination manifested in the oral traditions and modern literature of Africa and the Black Diaspora. The African Imagination includes Irele's probing critical readings of the works of Chinua Achebe, Edward Kamau Brathwaite, Amadou Hampaté Bâ, and Ahmadou Kourouma, among others, as well as examinations of the growing presence of African writing in the global literary marketplace and the relationship between African intellectuals and the West. Taken as a whole, this volume makes a superb introduction to African literature and to the work of one of its leading interpreters.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780195086195
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Depth: 19
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 22 mm
  • Weight: 459 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0195086198
  • Publisher Date: 27 Sep 2001
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 237 mm
  • No of Pages: 320
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: Literature in Africa & the Black Diaspora
  • Width: 160 mm


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