Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home AfricaBib Go to database home

bibliographic database
Line
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:The international context of African literature: liberation and limitation
Author:Mazrui, Ali A.ISNI
Year:1977
Periodical:Pan-Africanist
Issue:7
Pages:23-34
Language:English
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:colonialism
literature
Abstract:The great paradox of colonialism in Africa is that while being a political and economic bondage it was at the same time a mental liberation, through mechanisms of internationalisation such as education and the role of foreign languages. The newness of literacy, the utilisation of imperial language in literature, and the tensions of interaction between African writers and foreign readers are all factors which help to internationalise the art of writing in Africa. In addition, there is the issue of intellectual freedom (illustrated in a case study) with its continental and trans-continental repercussions. Notes.
Views