Mother is Gold: A Study in West African Literature ePUB

Mother is Gold: A Study in West African Literature ❴Download❵ ➻ Mother is Gold: A Study in West African Literature Author Adrian A. Roscoe – Buyprobolan50.co.uk How did West African literature in English begin What influences affected its birth and development How much does it imitate European models How is traditional African culture influencing modern writi How Gold: A Study in ePUB ´ did West African Gold: A Kindle × literature in English begin What influences affected its birth and development How much does it imitate European models How is traditional African culture influencing modern writing What kind of experiments are being tried These are some of the questions, relevant to African writing throughout the continent, which this critical study discusses by examining the most significant work in verse, prose, drama, children s literature, journalism and political writing in West Africa The author examines the writing of Mother is MOBI :º major figures such as Soyinka, Achebe, Okara, Clark, Tutuola and Ekwensi as well as that of authors whose work is not as widely known.


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  1. Diana Stoica Diana Stoica says:

    West Africans by the score are telling a fascinated public mainly overseas about their indigenous way of life, and, doubtless proceeding on the common assumption that we all have at least one piece of fiction in us, are calling their efforts novels Criticism, unfortunately, allows this term to cover writing which lies at both extremes on the scale of artistic merit, and a masterpiece by Dickens or Jane Austen must shelter beneath the same roof as an offering from Agatha Christie, Ian FlemiWest Africans by the score are telling a fascinated public mainly overseas about their indigenous way of life, and, doubtless proceeding on the common assumption that we all have at least one piece of fiction in us, are calling their efforts novels Criticism, unfortunately, allows this term to cover writing which lies at both extremes on the scale of artistic merit, and a masterpiece by Dickens or Jane Austen must shelter beneath the same roof as an offering from Agatha Christie, Ian Fleming, or, in the present context, Flora Nwapa, Obi Egbuna, Elechi Amadi, John Munonye, and a host of others waiting for recognition Much of the fare provided, though unworthy of critical consideration, is engaging enough painstakingly illustrative of strange lives and societies, it offers western readers an inexpensive trip from secure, humdrum Europe to a world still felt to be dark and forbidding Those with a taste in autobiography might be well satisfied but scholars looking for signs of a developing Sterne or George Eliot will be disappointed Well aren t we a pretentious snob


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