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Sites about African literature:

South African Poetry
This lengthy analysis of Victorian era South African poetry includes sections on “Thomas Pringle”, “Afar in the Desert”, “The Bechuana Boy “, and “Anthologies.”
Contains: Historical Context, Content Analysis, Bibliography
Author: Sir T. Herbert Warren
From: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume XIII: English, The Victorian Age, Part Two,The Nineteenth Century, III
Violent Days: Algerian Women Writers and the Civil Crisis
“This essay examines several recent works of fiction by Algerian women who have reacted to a state of violence in their nation by taking up the pen in order to bear witness to the suffering of the Algerian people. Their objective is to describe the civil crisis to a French-language reading public both at home nd abroad, as well as to ensure that women’s experiences of the conflict will not be undocumented for future generations.”
Author: Patricia Geesey
From: International Fiction Review 2000; 27 no. 1-2:48-59

Authors in African literature:

Chinua Achebe (1930 – )Breyten Breytenbach (1939 – )
J. M. Coetzee ( – )Tsitsi Dangarembga (1959 – )
Buchi Emecheta (1944 – )Nuruddin Farah (1945 – )
Nadine Gordimer (1923 – )Bessie Head (1937 – 1986)

Last Updated Mar 25, 2014