Chained letters: African prison diaries and `national allegory'

Lovesey, Oliver
December 1995
Research in African Literatures;Winter95, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p31
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Considers the prison diary in Africa as one of the defining genres of the literature and as one of the best examples of `national allegory'. Includes examination of Ngugi's `Detained'; Soyinka's `The Man Died'; Breytenbach's `The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist'.


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