TITLE

Chained letters: African prison diaries and `national allegory'

AUTHOR(S)
Lovesey, Oliver
PUB. DATE
December 1995
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Winter95, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
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'.
ACCESSION #
9512094319

 

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