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Title:'Border operators': Black Orpheus and the genesis of modern African art and literature
Author:Benson, P.ISNI
Year:1983
Periodical:Research in African Literatures
Volume:14
Issue:4
Pages:431-473
Language:English
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Nigeria
Subjects:literature
literary journals
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/3819691
Abstract:In 1957 Ulli Beier founded Black Orpheus, Nigeria's pioneer cultural journal. This article examines the meaning of this journal in the following sections: the founding of Black Orpheus - Beier's initial editorial goals - the early, years: 'inspiration and discovery - expansion, diversification, outside support - editorial philosophy: Beier's influence, for better or worse - poetry in Beier's Black Orpheus - art in Beier's Black Orpheus - fiction in Beier's Black Orpheus -Beier's Black Orpheus and the performing arts - Beier's 'discoveries', the importance of bis influence - the critical voice in Beier's Black Orpheus - the demise of Beier's Black Orpheus - Black Orpheus reincarnated - momentum and redirection: the focus of the second Black Orpheus - financial and managerial problems with the second Black Orpheus - Black Orpheus under J.P. Dark - the demise of Black Orpheus - the influence and importance of the two Black Orpheuses. Notes.
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