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GOATSKIN BAGS AND WISDOM: New Critical Perspectives on African Literature, Edited by Ernest N. Emenyonu

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GOATSKIN BAGS AND WISDOM: New Critical Perspectives on African Literature, Edited by Ernest N. Emenyonu

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These twenty-eight essays offer a variety of critical perspectives on African literature from scholars, writers and experienced teachers of this subject. They reveal the diverse emotions and sensitivities with which Africans perceiving themselves as the target audience of African wirters, respond to contemporary African fiction. The essays are grouped under five categories.

The first group under the title, Theories and Aesthetics include such definitive essays as Charles Nnolim's "Trends in the Criticism of African Literature," Eaenwa-Ohaeto's "African Critics and the Socio-Cutural Responses to African Literature: Implication for Pragmatic Criticism," Athonia Akpabio Ekpa's "Beyond Gender Warfare and Western Ideologies: African Feminism for the 21st Century," and Theodora Akachi Ezeigbo's "Feminist Literary Studies at the Unversity of Lagos."

Section Two, Sources and Influences includes J.O.J. Nwachukwu-Agbada's "Nigerian Literature and Oral Tradition," and S.K. Okleme's "R.E. Obeng's Eighteen pence."

Section Three entitled Case Studies includes Virginia U. Ol's "Grappling with Irony in the Feminist Text: Elechi Amadi's The Concubine," B.E.C Oguzie's "New Female Voices in Social Criticism: Ifeoma Okoye's Men Without Ears," Dele Orisawayi's "Chinua Achebe's Experiment with the English Language in Two Novels," and Sophia Obiojulu Ogwude's "Isidore Okewho's Victims: Victims of Art, Not of Fire."

Section Four on Poetics includes Innocent D.K. Enyinnayah's "Fear and Premonition in Ken Saro-Wiwa's Poetry," and Augustine C. Okere's "New Nigerian Poetry in English and the Theory of Poetic Language".

Section Five, which concludes the book, is devoted to African Writers Responses. It has Babriels Okara's "The World, Poetic Vision and Society," Ifeoma Okoye's "A Writer's Monologue" and Chukwuemeka Ike's "Encounters with Readers and Critics."

Among the contributors are a new generation of vibrant young African writers whose studies include the works of a number of established and emerging African Writers about whom there is little criticism now in existence.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ernest N. Emenyonu is professor of African and African American literatures at Southern Connecticut State Unverstiy. He is the former Deputy vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Nigeria.

CATEGORY

Literary Criticism, Literature/AFRICA

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