TITLE

The African Writer's Tongue

AUTHOR(S)
Isola, Akinwumi
PUB. DATE
March 1992
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Spring1992, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article projects the thoughts of the author concerning the fate of African literature at the hands of the much acquainted English language. The author remarks that normally, the society that structures the physical and cultural surroundings of children, also provides them with their first language, which is the seminal foundation for literature. Sadly, however, a debate over the most appropriate language for African writers points toward some disaster for the African society. The author retorts that literature in Africa has suffered the same fate as politics and the economy.
ACCESSION #
15515647

 

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