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Bibliography of African Literatures
     

Bibliography of African Literatures

by Peter Limb, Jean-Marie Volet
 

The Bibliography of African Literature provides extensive coverage of the writings of both established and promising new authors in all continental African countries and Madagascar. The bibliography is arranged primarily by language, with emphasis on literatures in English and French. Some works in Portuguese, Arabic, and various major African languages are also

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The Bibliography of African Literature provides extensive coverage of the writings of both established and promising new authors in all continental African countries and Madagascar. The bibliography is arranged primarily by language, with emphasis on literatures in English and French. Some works in Portuguese, Arabic, and various major African languages are also included. Works are divided by region and country. A general overview lists bibliographies, anthologies, and critical works about African literature. With author, gender, and country indexes.

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African Journal Of Languages and Linguistics
...an impressive, prodigious work...It is so comprehensive, so rich, and very creative, succinct, intellectually and academically relevant.
CHOICE
...provides a useful means for bringing this body of literature into the reading mainstream...Its scope and the quality of it's coverage make it a good resource for any library whose readers have interest in African or international literature.
American Reference Books Annual
This is the most comprehensive bibliographic survey of twentieth-century African literatures...the editors have uncovered many young writers who have yet to make their mark in literature but who show great promise.
Ab Bookman's Weekly
The African continent was once considered terra incognita by outsiders...Limb and Volet have demonstrated that such notions no longer apply in the age of modern scholarship.
The African Book Publishing Record
Libraries encouraging investigation into African literature will want to obtain a copy, and researchers will find that Limb and Volet point them towards important sources... Limb and Volet...have overcome numerous barriers in order to track down a large number of publications. They have engineered, in bibliographical terms, the reintigration of the Arab north into the body of African literature and they have ensured that recognition is given to writing in African languages and by women authors ...a hugely ambitious, continent-wide, multilingual project.
Research In African Literatures
...an admirable effort dealing with a varied and fascinating subject.
Reference Reviews
...a useful addition to humanities reference shelves, especially in an age interested in post-colonial activities.
Ascalf Bulletin
...a manageable and user-friendly volume.
African Studies Review
...Limb and Violet make an important contribution to our comprehending all of African literatures. In a manageable volume they collect thousands of titles, set up intelligent criteria about arrangement and taxonomy, and aggresively seek out new authors...readers get almost unlimited suggestions on how to focus their inquiry further.
Choice
...provides a useful means for bringing this body of literature into the reading mainstream...Its scope and the quality of it's coverage make it a good resource for any library whose readers have interest in African or international literature.
ASCALF Bulletin
...a manageable and user-friendly volume.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
This is the most comprehensive bibliographic survey of twentieth-century African literatures...the editors have uncovered many young writers who have yet to make their mark in literature but who show great promise.
African Journal of Languages and Linguistics
...an impressive, prodigious work...It is so comprehensive, so rich, and very creative, succinct, intellectually and academically relevant.
AB Bookman's Weekly
The African continent was once considered terra incognita by outsiders...Limb and Volet have demonstrated that such notions no longer apply in the age of modern scholarship.
Research in African Literatures
...an admirable effort dealing with a varied and fascinating subject.
African Journal Of Languages And Linguistics
...an impressive, prodigious work...It is so comprehensive, so rich, and very creative, succinct, intellectually and academically relevant..
Booknews
Contains 4,660 listings. Included are books by established as well as new literary writers of the continent and diaspora. The main emphasis is on literatures in English and French, but some in Portugese, Arabic, and other major African languages are also included. All countries and literary genres are covered. Arrangement of listings is primarily by language, then by region or country. Within each country, works are arranged in the following sequence: bibliographies, anthologies, general critical works, and publications by selected literary authors. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810831445
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
Scarecrow Area Bibliographies Series , #10
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.64(h) x 1.23(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Limb is a librarian at Reid Library, University of Western Australia. Jean-Marie Volet is a research fellow in the Department of French Studies at the University of Western Australia.

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