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Postcolonial African writers

a bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African literature -- Bio-bibliography.,
  • Authors, African -- 20th century -- Bio-bibliography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [477]-489) and index.

    Statementedited by Pushpa Naidu Parekh and Siga Fatima Jagne ; foreword by Carole Boyce Davies.
    ContributionsParekh, Pushpa Naidu, 1957-, Jagne, Siga Fatima.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8010 .P585 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxii, 525 p. ;
    Number of Pages525
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL660478M
    ISBN 100313290563
    LC Control Number97005856

    An Introduction to Post-Colonialism, Post-colonial Theory and. Post-colonial Literature. Where does it come from? Post-colonial literature comes from Britain's former colonies in the Caribbean, Africa and India. Many post-colonial writers write in English and focus on common themes such asFile Size: 38KB.   Published online: 29 Aug See all volumes and issues. Vol Vol

    Contributors Susan Bassnettis Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick. She is the author of Translation Studies (3rd ed., ) and Postcolonial Translation: Theory and Practice() with Harish Trivedi. Recent books include The Translator as Writer() with Peter Bush; Global News Translation() with Esperança Bielsa, and Ted. Postcolonial Identity in Wole Soyinka is a major and imaginative contribution to the study of Wole Soyinka, African literature, and postcolonial cultural theory and one in which writing and creativity stand in fruitful symbiosis with the critical sense. It should appeal to Soyinka scholars, to students of African literature, and to anyone Cited by: 9.

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