Gone is the Bard of The River Nun

Remembering Gabriel Imomotimi Okara, 1929–2019 by Niyi Osundare "...my river’s calling too ... And each dying year brings near the sea-bird call the final call that stills the crested waves..." As is almost invariably the case with every visionary poet/artist, Gabriel Okara has his epitaph secreted...

East African and West African Literature

A Comparison of two child heroes in the novels of Ngugi and Oyono by LN Nwokora Full Scholarly Essay Available at ABC IN his work on Chinua Achebe's novels, entitled ‘Chinua Achebe and the Tragedy of History1,' Thomas Melone says that the...

The Triadic Identity of Jean Toomer 

Jean Toomer and the Triadic Identity Benjamin Odhoji, Writer of the Year JALC 2013 CANE comprises poems, sketches, episodic stories and dramatic passages. Is it a novel? Does it reflect the tradition of cohesive thematic and structural unity? What kind of historic...

Global Flows: The Hindi Movie in Africa

The Hindi Movie in Africa Anjali Gera Roy, Writer of the Year 2011 Writer of the Year JAL, No. 8, 2011 DESPITE the long history of Hindi cinematic flows to Africa, the researcher is forced to depend on anecdotal evidence to testify...

Literature, Leadership, Citizenship Issues of modern Nigeria

The Nigerian problem is the unwillingness or inability of its leaders to rise to the responsibility, to the challenge of personal example, which are the hallmarks of true leadership. (Achebe) Literature, leadership, citizenship issues of modern Nigeria by Chin Ce, 2005 Writer...

Neo-Colonialism and the African Writer 

Two Africas in One Joe Ushie, 2008 Writer of the Year  Writer of the Year, JAL, No. 5 2008. IN Africa, whether in orate pre-colonial period or after, literature has never been a phenomenon detachable from the material realities of the...

The Art of the Younger Poets: Introductory Criticism of New Nigerian Poetry

Being the Introduction to New Voices: A Collection of Recent Poetry from Nigeria edited by GMT Emezue The Art of the Younger Poets: Introductory Criticism of New Nigerian Poetry   by Chin Ce Full Scholarly Essay available from ABC Books Ad THE EMERGENCE of a...

More Academic Essays on African Writing 

SEE ALSO: ACADEMIC ESSAYS ON AFRICAN WRITING MORE Academic Essays are available to students, scholars and researchers on the subject of African poetry, African novel and drama. Again, and almost unbelievably, these previews from our library are...

Academic Essays on African Writing in Preview

SEE ALSO: MORE ACADEMIC ESSAYS ON AFRICAN WRITING A LENGTHY series of academic essays on modern and oratorical African works abound from the rich pool of publications courtesy of the International Research Council on African Literature and Culture, IRCALC,...
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