The "Native" Missionary, the African Novel, and In-Between

George, Olakunle
September 2002
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Fall2002, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Analyzes literature vital to the cultural and intellectual history of modern Africa. Significance of the works by missionary Samuel Crowther and novelist Chinua Achebe; Importance of "Victorian Lagos: Aspects of Nineteenth Century Lagos Life," by Michael Echeruo and "Literary Interest: The Limits of Anti-Formalism," by Steven Knapp; Scenario discussed in "Signs Taken for Wonders," by Homi Bhabha.


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