Mother is Gold: A Study in West African Literature

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How did West African literature in English begin? What influences affected its birth and development? How much does it imitate European models? How is traditional African culture influencing modern writing? What kind of experiments are being tried? These are some of the questions, relevant to African writing throughout the continent, which this critical study discusses by examining the most significant work in verse, prose, drama, children's literature, journalism and political writing in West Africa. The author examines the writing of major figures such as Soyinka, Achebe, Okara, Clark, Tutuola and Ekwensi as well as that of authors whose work is not as widely known.

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This critical study examines the most significant work in verse, prose, drama, children's literature, journalism and political writing in West Africa. The author examines the writing of major figures such as Soyinka, Achebe, Okara, Clark, Tutuola and Ekwensi as well as that of authors whose work is not as widely known.

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Educated in Britain and Canada, Adrian Roscoe has worked over a twenty-six-year period in West, East, Central, and Southern Africa. He has held the chair of English in Malawi, South Africa, and in New Zealand, and a visiting professorship in African and British literature at the State University of New York. He is currently teaching at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

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