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The Growth of African Literature: Twenty-Five Years After Dakar and Fourah Bay (Annual Selected Papers of the Ala) Paperback – June 1, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-0865436596 ISBN-10: 0865436592 Edition: 1st Africa World Press, Inc. Ed

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Text: English, French --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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This publication is the result of an historic event: The first annual meeting of the African Literature Association (ALA) on African soil. The 15th meeting of the Ala took place in Dakar, Senegal from March 20-23 1989. The diversity of the papers presented in Dakar are compiled here under four major headings:

"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.


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