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African Literature

Ola Rotimi’s Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: When history becomes drama

Ovonramwen Nogbaisi is a play that further establishes Rotimi's talent as a great African dramatist. Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: When History Becomes Drama by Ubaji Isiaka Abubakar Eazy OBARUDUAGBON. Today is your day: tomorrow belongs to another! ESASOYEN. Indeed: the White man who is stronger...

How African American author Toni Morrison passed on after 88 years

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison legendary author of several works of fiction that honour her African ancestry passed on to Nirvana at the human age of 88 after boldly and courageously capturing the horrendous racism of America in many if...

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...

A matter of choice

It's a choice - poem on Nigeria election by obinna chilekezi See the rainbow the colours all aglow splash down our earth like riverfall... there is light beyond the tunnel! the cloned man resurrecting a dead hope, wasted years reborn as we walk to a next level...

The Dark Edge of African Writing

Most contemporary literature of Africa have been aided by thematic specificity on war, conflict, discord, and the resultant tension wrought upon individual and family on national and continental spaces. The Dark Edge of African Literature From the African Library of Critical...

African Writing Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders in African Literature From the African Library of Critical Writing Available from African Books Collective 'Crossing Borders' showcases intellectual attempts to commit the process of African interrogation of postcoloniality and postmodernity to multidimensional exploration of perspectives on black identity and...

Gender Issues in African Writing

Gender Issues in African Literature From the African Library of Critical Writing Available from African Books Collective 'Gender Issues' examines the ways in which some protagonists in African fictions are made to challenge and counter entwined western discussions on family, politics, gender...

Preserving Oral Tradition in African Writing

Oral Tradition in African Literature From the African Library of Critical Writing Available from African Books Collective While much has been studied by literary scholars of the oral repertoire and its significance for modern writing, attempts to maintain a unidirectional study of...

The Indigenous Heritage of African Writing

Indigenous Heritage in African Literature From the African Library of Critical Writing Available from African Books Collective Edited by the duo Smith and Ce, 'Indigenous Heritage' asserts that the spirit of Africa as manifested in her great cultural forms which first spoke...

African Writing in Counter Discourse

'Counter Discourse' reworks the cultural heritage of black literary aesthetic using the prose and drama fictions of Anglophone, Lusophone, and Francophone writers from Africa and the African Diaspora.   Counter Discourse Writing in African Literature From the African Library of Critical Writing Available...
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