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:African fiction: language revisited
Author:Okpewho, IsidoreISNI
Year:1978
Periodical:Journal of African Studies
Volume:5
Issue:4
Pages:414-426
Language:English
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subject:novels
Abstract:The author believes that African writers can, on the whole, write more serious fiction - in whatever languages they choose to do so - if they will cultivate a creative sensibility guided by a few simple truths: that language is more than just an order of words, and that they do not ensure the Africanness of their work simply by shuffling a few cultural habits between the native and the chosen tongues. Notes.
Views