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Poetic imagination in Black Africa

essays on African poetry

by Tanure Ojaide

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Published by Carolina Academic Press in Durham, N.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • African poetry -- Black authors -- History and criticism.,
    • African poetry -- History and criticism.,
    • Blacks -- Africa -- Intellectual life.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementTanure Ojaide.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPL8010.4 .O36 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 148 p. ;
      Number of Pages148
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL978866M
      ISBN 100890898553
      LC Control Number96016122

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In this book, Tanure Ojaide explains the uniqueness of modern African poetry, which he sees as a product of African orature and the Western literary tradition. The volume begins with "African Literature and Cultural Identity."Cited by: 7.

Poetic Imagination in Black Africa: Essays on African Poetry Unknown Binding – See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions PriceManufacturer: Carolina Academic Pres, Touching on the themes, techniques, and other areas, Poetic Imagination in Black Africa will help readers achieve a deeper understanding of the complex and diverse world of modern African poetry.

If you are a professor teaching in this Pages: ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xi, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: Modern African literature and cultural identity --The way we sing and tell: defining modern African poetic aesthetics --Orality in recent West African poetry --Musical roots: the rhythm of modern African poetry --The changing voice of history: contemporary African poetry.

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