By Siga Fatima Jagne, Pushpa Naidu Parekh
Postcolonial African writers have made an immense contribution to global literature. those writers often research such concerns as rising identities within the postcolonial weather, neo-colonialism and new different types of oppression, cultural and political hegemonies, neo-elitism, language appropriation, and monetary instability. over the last decade, their works have elicited expanding severe realization. This reference ebook overviews the richness of postcolonial African literature. the quantity makes a speciality of how postcoloniality is mirrored within the novels, poetry, prose, and drama of significant, minor, and rising writers from different nations in Africa, together with consultant North and South African writers in addition to writers of the Indian diaspora born in Africa. whereas authors in indigenous African languages proceed to supply worthy works, the quantity largely considers Anglophone and Francophone authors, in addition to Lusophone writers.The reference publication starts with an introductory essay on postcolonial feedback and African writing. the amount then provides alphabetically prepared profiles of roughly 60 writers, equivalent to Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Buchi Emecheta, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Tabar Ben Jelloun, Doris Lessing, Peter Nazareth, Gabriel Okara, Femi Osofisan, and Efua Theodora Sutherland. every one access contains a short biography, a dialogue of significant works and topics that seem within the author's writings, an outline of the severe reaction to the author's works, and a bibliography of fundamental and secondary resources. those profiles are written through professional members and replicate many useful views. the quantity concludes with a particular normal bibliography of an important severe works on postcolonial African literature.