4 edition of Poetic imagination in Black Africa found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|LC Classifications||PL8010.4 .O36 1996|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xi, 148 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||148|
|LC Control Number||96016122|
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If you are a professor teaching in this Pages: ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xi, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: Modern African literature and cultural identity --The way we sing and tell: defining modern African poetic aesthetics --Orality in recent West African poetry --Musical roots: the rhythm of modern African poetry --The changing voice of history: contemporary African poetry.
Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, c isbn. 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.
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