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Myth, literature, and the African world

Wole Soyinka

Myth, literature, and the African world

by Wole Soyinka

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa,
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • African literature -- History and criticism.,
    • Literature and society -- Africa.,
    • Africa -- Civilization.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementWole Soyinka.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPL8010 .S64
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 168 p. ;
      Number of Pages168
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5210366M
      ISBN 100521211905
      LC Control Number75038184

      From the Paper: "The central theme of Wole Soyinka's "Myth, Literature and the African World" is that the most important myths and literature in Africa are those which allow Africans to understand and appreciate their lives and history without comparing it in some way to the European experience. Myth, Literature, and the African World. Item# $ Product Description. Above all, the fascinating insights in this book serve to highlight the importance of African criticism in addition to the literary and cultural achievements which are the subject of its penetrating analysis.

      The central theme of Wole Soyinka's Myth, Literature and the African World is that the most important myths and literature in Africa are those which allow Africans to understand and appreciate their lives and history without comparing it in some way to the European experience. The novel is an example of African postcolonial literature, a genre that has grown in size and recognition since the mids as African people have been able to share their often unheard stories of imperialism from the perspective of the colonized. The novel is frequently assigned for reading in courses on world literature and African studies.

      Myth and Modernity in African Literature: A Workshop. St John’s College, School of Pythagoras, CB2 1TP. Friday 11 March , - pm. Programme. Introduction: Dr Christopher Warnes (Faculty of English, University of Cambridge), Myth and Modernity in African Literature. The ways in which the African world perceives itself as a cultural entity, and the differences between its essential unity of experience and literary form and the sense of division pervading Western literature, are just some of the issues addressed. The centrality of ritual gives drama a prominent place in Soyinka's discussion, but he deals in 5/5.


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