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New Trends & Generations In African Literature: A Review Eldred Durosimi Jones

New Trends & Generations In African Literature: A Review

Eldred Durosimi Jones

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ISBN : 9780865435070
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192 pages
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-- Repression & Iconoclasm in Nigeria-- Men, Women, Land & War in Zimbabwe-- Turning Point in the Francophone Novel-- South African Theatres ComplexitiesProfessor Eldred Jones notes that African literature continues to be intenselyMore-- Repression & Iconoclasm in Nigeria-- Men, Women, Land & War in Zimbabwe-- Turning Point in the Francophone Novel-- South African Theatres ComplexitiesProfessor Eldred Jones notes that African literature continues to be intensely political and seems destined to remain so for some time. The writers are in the thick of the fight for the true liberation of their countries, a position which is still fraught with dangers. He believes that It is possible to distinguish in the literatures of most countries pre-independence from post- independence literature but only as trends rather than as dramatic breaks.The articles in this collection point up:- The increasing importance of women writers- The significant change in focus produced by war- The growth of a literature of protest against the misuse of independence ...one of the best authoritative journals of African literature today. -- Matatu... a journal consistently immersed in all the ongoing issues of African literature -- World Literature Today