African Literature, African Critics: The Forming of Critical Standards, 1947-1966

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Abasiekong, Daniel, 133-34
Abbia, 39, 93
Abraham, W. E., 15, 33, 68, 122. Work: The Mind of Africa,15, 33- 34
Abrahams, Peter, 23, 55, 77, 83, 108, 132, 138; African past, 99, 105, 108; African literature, definition, 170; engagement,132, 138. Works: Mine Boy, 132; Path of Thunder, 132; Tell Freedom, 132; Une Couronne pour Udomo, 128; A Wreath for Udomo, 55, 130, 132, 155
Abruquah, J. W., The Catechist,78
Achebe, Chinua, 20, 23, 24, 38, 66, 84; African literature, definition, 20, 23; African past, 100, 102-3, 105, 121; African reality, 84, 100; African tradition, 74, 76; audience, 57-58; engagement,121-22, 135, 138; language, 29, 33, 35, 38, 41, 43-44; Negritude, 160, 166-67; Pan Africanism, 160; proverbs, use of, 44, 75-76, 173; Western criticism, 62; Western literary tradition, 60. Works: Arrow of God,52, 76, 90, 134, 165; "The Black Writer's Burden, " 52; "Foreword, " A Selection of African Prose, 105; A Man of the People,39, 53, [Achebe, Chinua] 135; No Longer at Ease, 56, 88, 123, 134; "The Role of the Writer in a New Nation, " 100; Things Fall Apart, 43-44, 52, 58, 66, 75, 87-88, 90, 99, 102, 134, 160; "Where Angels Fear to Tread, " 84
Adelugba, Dapo, 39
African art, 97, 112, 116, 118- 19
African literature: and anthropology, 5-7, 56, 62, 174, 178; as appendage of European literature, 21, 22, 27; definition of, 1-2, 18-25, 79-80, 169- 76; language of, 27-45, 170-71, 175, 178; language as critical standard, 36, 45; and psychology, 30-31; and style, 33-36
African Literature and the universities, 62. see also Dakar conference; Freetown conference
African Past, 80, 97-109, 172, 173, 174-76; anti-past, 105-7; anti-past as critical standard, 107-9; as critical standard, 101-3; reservations, 103-5; uses of, 98-101
African personality, 138, 144-45, 152, 154, 158-59, 161, 163, 165, 175. See also Negritude

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