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Alan Paton

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — African Studies.

(1903–1988) South African novelist and short-story writer

Cry, the Beloved Country (1948) FictionToo Late the Phalarope (1953) FictionDebbie Go Home (1961) Fiction Short...

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Alex La Guma

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1925–85),

South African novelist, born in Cape Town. He was arrested in the Treason Trial of 1956–61, partly as a consequence of his activities with the Communist Party and the ...

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Black Orpheus

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — African Studies.

Literary magazine based in Nigeria.

More than just a periodical, the literary magazine Black Orpheus was a powerful catalyst for artistic awakening throughout West Africa. While...

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Book of the Dead

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Bibliography.

Refers to a large collection of funerary texts of various dates, containing magical formulas, hymns, and prayers believed by the ancient Egyptians to guide and protect the soul (Ka) in its...

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Caliban

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — African Studies.

In Shakespeare's The Tempest, is described in the Folio ‘Names of the Actors’ as ‘a savage and deformed slave’.

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Cheikh Anta Diop

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Literature.

1923–1986 Historian, Egyptologist, physicist, linguist, and physical and cultural anthropologist.

Cheikh Anta Diop is regarded as one of the greatest scholars of the twentieth...

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Chinweizu

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards) — African Studies.

(1943– ),

Nigerian poet and critic, born in Eluama Isuikwuato, in Imo State, Eastern Nigeria, educated at Government College, Afikpo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the...

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Griot

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Literature.

[gree-oh]

A kind of bard or itinerant minstrel found in western African societies, who usually sings of local legends, histories, genealogies, or heroic deeds.

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Ibadan

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Bibliography.

City in southwestern Nigeria, home to writers’ and artists’ associations like the Mbari club and the University of Ibadan, Nigeria’s oldest (founded 1948, autonomous since 1962, alma mater...

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Indigénisme

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Literature.

A radical movement in Haiti signalling a literary renaissance, provoked by the nationalist reaction against the American Occupation (1915–34). Iconoclastic in spirit, it demanded a...

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