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African Literature

Overview & Bibliography



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African Literature
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African literature, like the continent itself is enormous and diverse. East Africa's literature is different from West Africa's which is quite different from South Africa's which has different influences on it than North Africa's. Africa's literature is based on a widespread heritage of oral literature, some of which has now been recorded. Arabic influence can be detected as well as European, especially French and English. Legends, myths, proverbs, riddles and folktales form the mother load of the oral literature. This book presents an overview of African literature as well as a comprehensive bibliography, primarily of English language sources. Accessed by subject, author and title indexes.

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Jonathan P Smithe, Editor
Release date NZ
April 26th, 2002
Edited by Jonathan P. Smithe
Country of Publication
United States
Nova Biomedical
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