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1991

Goodrich Scholarship Faculty Publications

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Fafa By Ebou Dibba, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith Jan 1991

Fafa By Ebou Dibba, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith

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With the "coming if age" of African literature, a new generation of African writers are accessing publishing avenues such as the Macmillan Publishing Company's "M" series.


D. 0. Fagunwa: The Art Of Fabulation And Writing Orality, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith Jan 1991

D. 0. Fagunwa: The Art Of Fabulation And Writing Orality, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith

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Many non-Yoruba critics of African literature have often cited Yoruba writer D. 0. Fagunwa as a valuable contributor to African orature. However, these citations have tended to be allusions, passing references, in the critics' analyses of other African texts.1 There is still a great need for a purposeful analysis of the exact nature of Fagunwa's acclaimed literary contribution, particularly as it relates to the discussion of an afrocentric esthetic of African-language texts and the extent of his direct influence on African literature in English. Fagunwa is no stranger to Yorubas, young and old, literate and illiterate alike; but ...


The Last Harmattan Of Alusine Dunbar By Syl Cheney-Coker, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith Jan 1991

The Last Harmattan Of Alusine Dunbar By Syl Cheney-Coker, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith

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A reenactment of the Edenic plunder. The setting? Anglophone Anywhere, West Africa. The time? Pre- colonial, colonial, and postcolonial period. The action? The brigandage and plunder of Africa, the old yet new drama of the psychological and political effects of duplicity, and the near-genocidal tendency inherent in the lack of communal cohesiveness. What follows is all too familiar.