TITLE

African- Language Literature: Tragedy and Hope

AUTHOR(S)
Kunene, Daniel P.
PUB. DATE
March 1992
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Spring1992, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article presents the concerns of the author regarding the future of African-language literature. The author clarifies that since Africa is a continent, and not a country, therefore, there is no language called African, any more than there is a language called European. African literature is a relatively new concept, not because there was no literature in Africa before the missionaries and other white people brought it, but because, those who performed it in their indigenous languages did not perceive what they were doing as an African activity.
ACCESSION #
15515642

 

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