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The Resource Early West African writers : Amos Tutuola, Cyprian Ekwensi & Ayi Kwei Armah, Bernth Lindfors

Early West African writers : Amos Tutuola, Cyprian Ekwensi & Ayi Kwei Armah, Bernth Lindfors

Label
Early West African writers : Amos Tutuola, Cyprian Ekwensi & Ayi Kwei Armah
Title
Early West African writers
Title remainder
Amos Tutuola, Cyprian Ekwensi & Ayi Kwei Armah
Statement of responsibility
Bernth Lindfors
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book focuses on the first works produced by three talented West Africans who felt an urge to express themselves in print. These creative individuals were pioneers in a literary movement that gathered force and swept across Africa with remarkable speed in the latter half of the twentieth century, producing distinctive national literatures in new nation states that were in the process of freeing themselves from the legacy of colonial rule. Writers such as these helped to shape and reinforce that movement toward self-definition by creating works that were indisputably African. How did such writers emerge? What led them to write? Which influences and life experiences proved to be most decisive in their formation? Why did they choose to express themselves in the ways that they did? This book attempts to answer such questions by examining in detail each author's earliest compositions and by charting the direction of his later development. What is most striking when viewing these three writers side by side is how remarkably different they are from one another. They reflect the cultural diversity one finds today in Africa, where contesting forces of tradition and modernity have transformed the lives of individuals in a variety of interesting ways. Amos Tutuola, Cyprian Ekwensi and Ayi Kwei Armah are products of this changing social environment, and each has responded in a creative manner to the peculiar pressures, challenges, and opportunities in such a world. By following their own instincts and proclivities as writers, they have enlarged and collectively enriched the verbal culture of contemporary Africa."--Publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lindfors, Bernth
Dewey number
820.9/966
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9340.5
LC item number
.L563 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tutuola, Amos
  • Ekwensi, Cyprian
  • Armah, Ayi Kwei
  • West African literature (English)
  • Africa, West
  • Literature and society
  • Authors, African
Label
Early West African writers : Amos Tutuola, Cyprian Ekwensi & Ayi Kwei Armah, Bernth Lindfors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
437115686
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781592217434
Isbn Type
(hard cover)
Lccn
2009037677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)437115686
Label
Early West African writers : Amos Tutuola, Cyprian Ekwensi & Ayi Kwei Armah, Bernth Lindfors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
437115686
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781592217434
Isbn Type
(hard cover)
Lccn
2009037677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)437115686

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