African Theory & Criticism

Primary Sources   I   African Theory & Criticism     

Kwame Anthony Appiah, "Out of Africa: Topologies of Nativism," Yale Journal of Criticism 2 (1988).

Frantz FanonLes Damnés de la terre (1961, The Wretched of the Earth,trans. Constance Farrington, 1976).

Kimani Gecau, "Do Ethnic Languages Divide a Nation?" African Perspectives 2 (1978).

Kenneth Harrow, Jonathan Ngaté, and Clarissa Zimra, eds., Crisscrossing Boundaries in African Literatures (1991).

G. D. Killam, ed., African Writers on African Writing (1973).

Locha MatesoLa Littérature africaine et sa critique (1986).

Achille MbembeNotes provisoires sur la postcolonie (1999, On the Postcolony, trans. A. M. Barrett et al., 2001).

Emmanuel NgaraArt and Ideology in the African Novel: A Study of the Influence of Marxism on African Writing (1985).

Emmanuel Ngara, "The Role of the African Writer in National Liberation and Social Reconstruction," Criticism and Ideology (ed. K. Petersen, 1988).

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’oDecolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature (1986).

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’oWriters in Politics (1981).

Léopold Sédar SenghorLes Fondements de l’africanité, ou négritude et arabité (1967, The Foundations of "Africanité" or "Négritude" and "Arabité,"trans. Mercer Cook, 1971).

Léopold Sédar SenghorProse and Poetry (ed. and trans. John Reed and Clive Wake, 1965).

Wole SoyinkaMyth, Literature, and the African World (1976).