Publishing African Literature: The Face of Three Continents Press

Burness, Don
September 1992
Research in African Literatures;Fall1992, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p99
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article discusses the publication of African literature with respect to the contribution rendered by Three Continents Press. By 1973, the year Three Continents Press was born, African writing was soaring. Eleven years earlier in England, Alan Hill Press at Heinemann had initiated the African Writers Series. Oxford University Press had come out with its Three Crowns Series, which was devoted primarily to African drama in English. Faber and Faber had published Peter Abrahams. In the United States, Collier-Macmillan's African/American Library Series had begun its short life.


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