The African novel in English : an introduction / M. Keith Booker

Author(s): Booker, M. Keith
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Subjects: African fiction (English)--History and criticism
Africa--In literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann ; Oxford [England] : J. Curry, c1998
Series: Studies in African literature
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xi, 227 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
1. Introduction: Reading the African Novel 1
2. A Brief Historical Survey of the African Novel 29
3. Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart 65
4. Buchi Emecheta: The Joys of Motherhood 85
5. Ayi Kwei Armah: The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born 103
6. Ama Ata Aidoo: Our Sister Killjoy 119
7. Nadine Gordimer: Burger's Daughter 133
8. Alex La Guma: In the Fog of the Seasons' End 155
9. Ngugi wa Thiong'o: Devil on the Cross 171
10. Tsitsi Dangarembga: Nervous Conditions 189
Works Cited 205
Index 223
Notes: LCCN: 97031166
ISBN: 0325000301
ISBN: 0435074261
ISBN: 0852555520 (Currey)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-222) and index
Contents: Introduction: Reading the African novel. -- A brief historical survey of the African novel. -- Chinua Achebe: Things fall apart. -- Buchi Emecheta: The joys of motherhood. -- Ayi Kwei Armah: The beautyful ones are not yet born. -- Ama Ata Aidoo: Our sister Killjoy. -- Nadine Gordimer: Burger's daughter. -- Alex La Guma: In the fog of the seasons' end. -- Ngugi wa Thiong'o: Devil on the cross. -- Tsitsi Dangarembga: Nervous conditions
OCLC Number: 37464311
ISBN/ISSN: 0325000301