TITLE

Problems in African Literature

AUTHOR(S)
kunene, Mazisi
PUB. DATE
March 1992
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Spring1992, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article takes a look at some of the significant problems in African literature. The greatest disaster, the author notes, was undoubtedly the emergence of a colonized elite, which developed a deep sense of inferiority with regard to their art, their literature, and their lifestyle. Trained in colonial schools, they aspired to the lifestyle of those who had colonized them. Writing in the colonial language was therefore hailed as the greatest achievement a native could make. For this reason, writers who write in African languages are marginalized, and have difficulty publishing their works.
ACCESSION #
15515689

 

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