Understanding African poetry

a study of ten poets by K. L. Goodwin

Publisher: Heinemann in London, Exeter, N.H., USA

Written in English
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Poetry in Africa details more on the history and context of contemporary poetry. African literature - African literature - The influence of oral traditions on modern writers: Themes in the literary traditions of contemporary Africa are worked out frequently within the strictures laid down by the imported religions Christianity and Islam and within the struggle between traditional and modern, between rural and newly urban, between genders, and between generations.

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