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The Resource Reflections & retrospectives, editor, Ernest N. Emenyonu ; [guest editor, Chimalum Nwankwo]

Reflections & retrospectives, editor, Ernest N. Emenyonu ; [guest editor, Chimalum Nwankwo]

Label
Reflections & retrospectives
Title
Reflections & retrospectives
Statement of responsibility
editor, Ernest N. Emenyonu ; [guest editor, Chimalum Nwankwo]
Title variation
Reflections and Retrospectives in African Literature Today
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This special issue of 'African Literature Today' is devoted to some of the pioneer voices of African fiction in the twentieth century: Bessie Head, Cyprian Ekwensi, Dennis Brutus, Ezekiel Mphahlele, Flora Nwapa, Ousmane Sembene and Zulu Sofola. The contributors explore the development of these influential writers and their impact on the continent and beyond, through a study of their writing, sources and influences. Some also focus on case studies of specific works which are particularly important in the creative development of the author. The contributions of these writers to the growth and development of modern African Literature are highlighted. These are also writers whose works, in the words of Chimalum Nwankwo in his Introduction 'have defined for their time a deep engagement and commitment with the pulse of the people...' Ernest Emenyonu is Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Michigan-Flint, USA; the editorial board is composed of scholars from US, UK and African universities; Chimalum Nwankwo [Guest Editor] Former Chair of the Department of English, North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, USA, and Professor of English and World Literatures, is currently on sabbatical at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. Nigeria: HEBN
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
823.00996
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9344
LC item number
.R44 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1939-
  • 1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Emenyon̲u, Ernest
  • Nwankwo, Chimalum Moses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African fiction (English)
  • African fiction (French)
  • English fiction
  • French fiction
  • Authors, African
Label
Reflections & retrospectives, editor, Ernest N. Emenyonu ; [guest editor, Chimalum Nwankwo]
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editorial article: Reflections & retrospectives -- Gender politics, home & nation in Zulu Sofola's "King Emene: tragedy of a rebellion" -- The militant writer in Sèmbene's early fiction: from "Le docker noir" to "L'Harmattan" -- Psychological violence in Bessie Head's "Maru & A Question of power" -- Constructing the destructive city: representations of lagos in Cyprian Ekwensi's "People of the city" -- History, progress & prospects in the development of African literature: a tribute to Dennis Brutus -- Dispelling the myth of the 'Silent woman': the Nigerian Igbo woman in Flora Nwapa's "Efuru" -- Interrogating dichotomies, reconstructing emancipation: Bessie Head's vision on gender issues -- Es'kia Mphahele's enduring truth in "Down second avenue" -- A tribute to Cyprian O.D. Ekwensi (26 September 1921-4 November 2007): The writer, the man & his era
Control code
CR9781782040484
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 195 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782040484
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Reflections & retrospectives, editor, Ernest N. Emenyonu ; [guest editor, Chimalum Nwankwo]
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editorial article: Reflections & retrospectives -- Gender politics, home & nation in Zulu Sofola's "King Emene: tragedy of a rebellion" -- The militant writer in Sèmbene's early fiction: from "Le docker noir" to "L'Harmattan" -- Psychological violence in Bessie Head's "Maru & A Question of power" -- Constructing the destructive city: representations of lagos in Cyprian Ekwensi's "People of the city" -- History, progress & prospects in the development of African literature: a tribute to Dennis Brutus -- Dispelling the myth of the 'Silent woman': the Nigerian Igbo woman in Flora Nwapa's "Efuru" -- Interrogating dichotomies, reconstructing emancipation: Bessie Head's vision on gender issues -- Es'kia Mphahele's enduring truth in "Down second avenue" -- A tribute to Cyprian O.D. Ekwensi (26 September 1921-4 November 2007): The writer, the man & his era
Control code
CR9781782040484
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 195 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782040484
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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