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The language of African literature

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Published by Africa World Press in Trenton, NJ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • African literature (English) -- History and criticism.,
  • Narration (Rhetoric)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Edmund L. Epstein and Robert Kole, with an introduction by Edmund L. Epstein.
    ContributionsEpstein, Edmund L., Kole, Robert.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8010 .L36 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 298 p. ;
    Number of Pages298
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1003640M
    ISBN 100865435340, 0865435359
    LC Control Number96043316

      The obvious answer is Africa A more detailed answer would be a thing called Oral Tradition, which is basically the African version of a Campfire story. Elders would sit around a fire and tell stories to the children. Over time either the children. The debate over the language of African literature has continued to generate significant interest ever since the emergence of African literary writing in the European languages.

    There are so many languages in Africa, and most of them are not spoken by a very large number of people. Even if you really want other Africans to read the work, you are probably going to have to publish it in English or French - not least because. The Rise of the African Novel is the first book to situate South African and African-language literature of the late s through the early s in relation to the literature of decolonization that spanned the s through the s, and the contemporary generation of established and emerging continental and diaspora African writers of international renown.

    Ngugi Wa Thiongo and Chinua Achebe on the Politics of Language and Literature in Africa Most African literature is oral. It includes stories, riddles, proverbs and sayings. In Decolonizing the Mind, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o discusses the importance of oral literature to his childhood. He says: "I can vividly recall. Buy Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature (Studies in African Literature) (Studies in African Literature (Paperback)) First Edition by Wa Thiong'o Ngugi (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(39).


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African literature written in English is not only a literature of great variety and power -- it is also a literature of world importance, entitled to the most detailed and advanced linguistic and stylistic analysis. The essays gathered together in this book meet that demand by scrutinizing the language structures and narrative conventions used by some of the most prominent authors on the 5/5(1).

Based on that, there is a serious argument among African critics about which language(s) would be authentic in writing African literature: colonial languages which serve as lingua franca, or the. It is interesting and thoughtful book. I think this is a valuable book for a language teacher to read, especially one who is teaching the language in a foreign country and even more important for a person teaching a foreign language in an African by: Precolonial literature.

Examples of pre-colonial African literature are numerous. In Ethiopia, there is a substantial literature written in Ge'ez going back at least to the fourth century AD; the best-known work in this tradition is the Kebra Negast, or "Book of Kings."One popular form of traditional African folktale is the "trickster" story, in which a small animal uses its wits to survive.

For example, literature in English is the subject of five chapters, and French the subject of three, while literature in Portuguese is confined to a single chapter. The paradoxical primacy of European languages in African literatures necessitates another anomaly—the inclusion of a separate chapter on literature in African languages.

This book was about the language and literature and words that were used by the occupying countries who ruled and carved out African amongst themselves predominantly European countries. It was fascinating and sad to hear about how certain countries were forced I have a very strong interest in language and the power it has in terms of changing /5.

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The language of African literature cannot be discussed meaningfully outside the context of those social forces which have made it both an issue demanding our attention, and a problem calling for a resolution.* On the one hand is, let us call a spade a spade, imperialism in its colonial and neo-colonial phases.

Aeschylus African languages African literature African writers audience base became become British called capital carried centre characters child choice College colonial conference continuing countries critic culture dance debate Department discussion dominant drama economic effect elements English English studies entire Europe European /5(4).

The following is mainly based on the first chapter of Ngugi's "Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature" (): Ngugi wa Thiong'o, a Kenyan writer, says that African writers should write in their mother tongues, not in the old colonial languages of English, French and Portuguese.

He used to write in English. African literature - African literature - Portuguese: The literature in Portuguese of Cape Verde often focuses on the affinities and the strains between Portugal and Cape Verde.

Escapism is a theme in some of the poetry. In the classical phase of Cape Verdean literature, from the late 19th century to the first half of the 20th, poets such as José Lopes da Silva (Saudades da pátria [ African literature refers to literature of and from Africa.

As George Joseph notes on the first page of his chapter on African literature in Understanding Contemporary Africa, while the European perception of literature generally refers to written letters, the African concept includes oral literature.

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Language of African literature. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, ©   In his discourse on the language of African literature, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o makes the call to African writers to begin writing literature in their own languages, and to make sure that literature is connected to their people’s revolutionary struggles for liberation from their (neo)colonial contexts.

Echoing Fanon, he claims that this amalgam makes writers most. An indigenous literature began to flourish in the langauge in the fourteenth century, sustained by more than a thousand monasteries of monks and nuns–a vital but understudied body of eight centuries of African literature, including original texts of theology, poetry, biography, and history.

Now considered essential reading in many African Studies and English Literature courses, Things Fall Apart can hardly be dissociated from the emergence of the African novel and modern African.

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