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1986

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Art And Ideology In The African Novel: A Study Of The Influence Of Marxism On African Writing By Emmanuel Ngara, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith Apr 1986

Art And Ideology In The African Novel: A Study Of The Influence Of Marxism On African Writing By Emmanuel Ngara, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith

Goodrich Scholarship Faculty Publications

At a time when African writers and critics are deliberately engaged in a search for a matrix within which African literary esthetics may be defined and formulated, Emmanuel Ngara's singular study of the influence of Marx- ism on African writing is a welcome contribution to the critical canons of the modern African novel. Undoubtedly, this search for a matrix calls for a constant definition of the role not only of art but also of the artist in society. On a continent still struggling to liberate itself from the impact of imperialism and Eurocentrism, it is small wonder that social- ...