European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa

European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa
Author : Albert S. Gérard
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages : 1288
Release : 1986
ISBN 10 : 9630538326
ISBN 13 : 9789630538329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The first major comparative study of African writing in western languages, European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Albert S. Gérard, falls into four wide-ranging sections: an overview of early contacts and colonial developments "Under Western Eyes"; chapters on "Black Consciousness" manifest in the debates over Panafricanism and Negritude; a group of essays on mental decolonization expressed in "Black Power" texts at the time of independence struggles; and finally "Comparative Vistas," sketching directions that future comparative study might explore. An introductory e.