The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature (2 by F. Abiola Irele, Simon Gikandi

By F. Abiola Irele, Simon Gikandi

That includes new views on African and Caribbean literature, this background explores the scope of the literature (variety of languages, areas and genres); nature of composition; and complicated courting with African social and geo-political background. It comprehensively covers the sector of African literature, outlined by way of artistic expression in Africa in addition to the black diaspora. This significant heritage of African literature can be a vital source for experts and scholars.

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