Choice of Language and African Literature: A Bibliographic Essay

Westley, David
March 1992
Research in African Literatures;Spring1992, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p159
Academic Journal
The article presents a bibliographic essay on the choice of language and African literature. This bibliography is concerned with literature and choice of language of expression, but needless to say, the subject encompasses a wide swath, history, national language questions, arguments about education, especially mother tongue education. The history of literature in African languages cannot be reasonably told without them. Furthermore, new developments such as the growth of pop literature in Swahili in East Africa, and in English in West Africa are new enough to defy easy description. Certainly, there is a great deal of ferment in African literature as a whole, and the question of language choice will continue to be debated.


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