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Title:Black awareness in African poetry in English
Author:Ansah, P.A.V.
Periodical:Legon Journal of the Humanities
Geographic terms:English-speaking Africa
West Africa
African identity
Abstract:The contrast often made between African poetry in English and African poetry in French on the basis that the former is poetry of personal meditation while the latter deals more with collective sentiments may, within limits, be valid for the present generation of African poets but is not generally true for the first generation poets who started their poetic career before World War II. There is more affinity between the pioneer poets of anglophone and francophone West Africa than is generally realised. Examination of the works of Michael Dei-Anang, R.E.G. Armattoe, both of Ghana, and Dennis Chukude Osadebay of Nigeria, who were as preoccupied with African and the black race as the poets of the Negritude tradition. Notes.