Exile and Tradition: Studies in African and Caribbean Literature. First Paperback Printing.

By: SMITH, Rowland

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SMITH, Rowland, (ed.). Exile and Tradition: Studies in African and Caribbean Literature. New York : Africana Publishing Company, Holmes & Meier Publishers & Dalhouse University Press, (1976). First Paperback Printing. "Printed in Great Britain". Pp. (4), [v]-xiv, 1-190,(4). 8vo. green card covers.

Rowland Smith (b. August 19, 1938, Johannesburg - d. October 20, 2008, Calgary) , Canadian scholar who became one of the founders of the Centre for African Studies at Dalhousie.

A collection of essays originally read at two conferences held at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

"Though the essays cover a wide range of topics, the basic themes are the traditions unique to African cultures and the alienation arising from the imposition of western codes and values on these cultures." - from rear cover.

Introduction by Rowland Smith;

1. Thoughts on the African novel by Chinua Achebe;

2. The limitations of universal critical criteria by D. Ibe Nwoga;

3. Aimé Césaire: the reclaiming of the land by Emile Snyder;

4. The myth of the Zombi by Maximilien Laroche;

5. Senghor or the song of exile by Max Dorsinville;

6. Two ways of explaining Africa: an insight into Camara Laye's L'Enfant Noir and Ferdinand Oyono's Le Vieux Nègre et la Médaille by Peter Igbonekwu Okeh;

7. Alienation in the modern novel of French North Africa before independence by Isaac Yetiv;

8. Towards an aesthetic of Sesotho prose by Daniel P. Kunene;

9. The Johannesburg Genre by Rowland Smith;

10. Writers in South Africa: the new Black poets by Nadine Gordimer;

11. Notions of religion, alienation and archetype in Arrow of God by G.D. Killam [G.D. 'Doug' Killam, then head of the English Department at Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, later of Guelph];

12. Tradition and continuity in African literature by Kofi Awoonor;

13. Drama and the African world-view by Wole Soyinka.

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Title: Exile and Tradition: Studies in African and Caribbean Literature. First Paperback Printing.

Author Name: SMITH, Rowland

Categories: 41,

Publisher: Africana Publishing Company, Holmes & Meier Publishers: 1976

ISBN Number: 084190264X

ISBN Number 13: 9780841902640

Seller ID: 45891