From the Back Cover
"Approaches and Literary Theory" which groups papers ranging from the examination of traditional oral aesthetics to a survey of Marxist approaches to African literature.
"Language and History" includes papers that reveal the work of remarkable precursors such as Lamine Senghor, to reflections on the complexities of the relationship between the African writer and the languages he chooses to write in.
"Thematic Analysis and Broader Considerations" which includes essays dealing more specifically with analytical studies of individual works.
"Africa in the Diaspora in Literature" discusses the emphasis on linkages between Africa and the transatlantic Diaspora through literature, history and experience.