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  • Aug 15
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    WHAT IS AFRICAN LITERATURE?

    African literature refers to literature of and from Africa.
    This literature can be written by Africans themselves or people with origins different from that of Africans

    Africans do not radically separate art from teaching.
    Rather than write or sing for beauty in itself, African writers, taking their cue from oral literature, use beauty to help communicate important truths and information to society

    Themes discussed include:
    colonialism; liberation; nationalism; tradition; displacement and rootlessness.


    AUTHOURS & POETS

    • Ngugi wa Thiong’o πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ
    • Alain Mabanckou πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¬
    • Abdourahman A. Waberi πŸ‡©πŸ‡―
    • Nuruddin Farah πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡΄
    • Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬
    • Chinua Achebe πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬
    • Wole Soyinka πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬
    • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬
    • Ayi Kwei Armah πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­
    • Tsitsi Dangarembga πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡Ό
    • Bessie Head πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦
    • Athol Fugard πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

    ESSENTIAL READS


    NEW BOOKS (2010-2020)

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    Useful Links

    A 2020 (African) Literary Calendar

    More 2020 Books


    Share your faves and recs itt!

    ~ editing op! ~

  • Artboard

    cleansing the thread with my heroes
    must watch interview!

  • things fall apart one of the few books i liked from high school

  • So long a letter by Mariama Ba
    Half of a yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga
    The River Between by Ngugi Wa Thion'go

  • big fan of this account

  • Thank you, OP.

  • Tora Tora

    Thank you, OP.

    my pleasure gotta represent

  • OP this one too

  • Born in Rhodesia , studied in South Africa

  • Amazing thread

  • Ronald_Vegan

    OP this one too

    this looks amazing 😍 good looking out bruh πŸ™πŸΎ

  • Thunder ⚑
    Aug 16

    Read Things Fall Apart earlier this year, amazing

  • Goat

  • Nuruddin Farah (Somalia)

  • in. need to get back into reading

  • Season of Migration to the North by Tayib Salih is a must read

  • new books added to OP! πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

  • Aug 23
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    'Biko' by Donald Woods is also an essential read!

  • soupy

    'Biko' by Donald Woods is also an essential read!

    Nonfiction included itt too?

    Added to my to read list.

  • Mulder

    Nonfiction included itt too?

    Added to my to read list.

    yea nonfiction welcome 😊

  • ISBN: 9780099281498 (336 pages)

    ^^ if you wanna see and learn more about the bloody final days of Apartheid South Africa

  • Aug 31
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    a comprehensive list of African writers and useful tool to discover more content!

    ISBN: 9780821418437 (320 pages)

    CONTENTS
    Publishing and selling the African Writers Series
    The African Writers Series Portfolio & George Hallett’s covers
    Main dates for the African Writers Series

    INTRODUCTION: The establishment of African Literature
    Publishing Chinua Achebe

    1. WRITERS FROM WEST AFRICA
    Nigeria: The country where so much started
    Negritude from Senegal to Cameroun
    Magic & realism from Ghana, The Gambia & Sierra Leone

    2. WRITERS FROM EASTERN AFRICA
    Towards the oral & the popular in Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania
    Publishing Ngugi

    3. WRITERS FROM THE HORN & NORTH-EASTERN AFRICA
    Emperors in Ethiopia
    Publishing Nuruddin Farah
    Arab authors in Egypt & Sudan

    4. WRITERS FROM SOUTH AFRICA
    Resistance in South Africa
    Publishing Alex la Guma
    Publishing Dennis Brutus
    Publishing Bessie Head
    Publishing Masizi Kunene

    5. WRITERS FROM SOUTHERN AFRICAN
    Guns & Guerrillas in Mozambique &Angola
    Zambia Shall be Free
    Death & detention in Malawi
    The struggle to become Zimbabwe
    Publishing Dambudzo Marechera

    CONCLUSION: Is there still a role for the African Writers Series?

  • ISBN: 9780394402451 (352 pages)

    This book makes it possible for us to see clearly the unmistakable face and handprint of Black Africans in Pre-Columbian America, and their overwhelming impact on the civilization they found here.

  • I just ordered that book ^^

  • has anyone itt read Purple Hibiscus?

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