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AuthorKlรญma, Vladimรญr. author
TitleBlack Africa [electronic resource] : Literature and Language / by Vladimรญr Klรญma, Karel Frantiลกek Rลฏลพiฤ{141}ka, Petr Zima
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1976
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Descript 310 p. online resource


In October 1972, our Czech-written book Literatury eerne Afriky (Literatures of Black Mrica) was published in Prague, presenting a survey of an extensive field. The publication, which was signed at that time by all three authors, differed from most contemporary introductions to the study of Mrican literatures in a threefold way: a) The authors attempted to cover various literacy and literary efforts in the area roughly delimited by Senegal in the west, Kenya in the east, Lake Chad in the north and the Cape in the south. We were well aware-even at that time-that neither technically nor linguistically would it be possible to cover all literary efforts within that area. We did try, however, to include in our survey both the literacies and literatures written in the Indo-European linguae francae (English, French, Portuguese) and in at least several of the major African languages of the area. We did not attempt an exhaustive description, but wished, rather, to show the mutual relationships which emerge, if the literatures of thii\ area, written either in the major linguae francae or in the African languages, are studied not as isolated phenomena, but as mutually complementary features. b) As two of us were linguists and one was a literary historian, we did not limit our analysis of the developing literacies and literatures to the purely cultural and literary aspects. Our intention waR to deal-whcre and if it was relevant-not only with the process of African literary development, but also with the simultaneous, complementar


II. Language and Script in Black Africa (Petr Zima) -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Inventory -- 2. Design and Origin of Scripts Used for the Languages of Black Africa -- 3. Typology of Scripts -- 4. Zones of Influence of Different Scripts -- 5. The Process of Language-Script Adaptation -- 6. Function -- III. Language and Literature in Black Africa (Petr Zima) -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Language Choice -- 2. Language Development -- 3. Language Interference -- IV. The Ideology of the Black African Literary Movement (Vladimรญr Klรญma) -- V. The French-written Literature of West Africa (Vladimรญr Klรญma) -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Senegal -- 2. Cameroon -- 3. The French-written Literature of Other West African Countries -- VI. West African Literature in Standard English (Vladimรญr Klรญma, Petr Zima) -- 1. Nigerian English-written Literature (Vladimรญr Klรญma, Petr Zima) -- 2. Ghana (Vladimรญr Klรญma) -- 3. Sierra Leone (Vladimรญr Klรญma) -- 4. Gambia (Vladimรญr Klรญma) -- 5. Liberia (Vladimรญr Klรญma) -- VII. Literatures in West African Languages (Petr Zima) -- 1. Roots nad Origins of Literacy and Literature in West African Languages -- 2. The West African Coastal Area -- 3. The Islamic Area -- VIII. Old Bantu Literature (Karel Frantiลกek R?ลพi?ka) -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Rwanda -- 2. South Africa -- 3. East Africa -- IX. Bantu Tales, Fables and Short Stories (Karel Frantiลกek R?ลพi?ka) -- X. Literature of the Congo Area and Rwanda (Vladimรญr Klรญma) -- 1. Literature of the Congo and Zaire -- 2. Writing in Rwanda -- XI. Other Literatures of Central and East Africa (Vladimรญr Klรญma, Karel Frantiลกek R?ลพi?ka) -- 1. Tanzania and Uganda (Vladimรญr Klรญma) -- 2. The Literature of Kenya (Vladimรญr Klรญma, Karel Frantiลกek R?ลพi?ka) -- 3. The Literature of Malawi (Vladimรญr Klรญma) -- 4. The Literature of Rhodesia (Vladimรญr Klรญma) -- XII. Black Literature of the Portuguese Territories in Africa (Karel Frantiลกek R?ลพi?ka) -- 0. Introduction -- 1. The Cabo Verde Islands -- 2. Guinea-Bissau -- 3. Sรฃo-Tomรฉ -- 4. Angola -- 5. Mozambique -- XIII. The Literature of Madagascar (Karel Frantiลกek R?ลพi?ka) -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Ancient Literature -- 2. Modern Literature -- 3. Other Genres -- XIV. The Literature of South Africa (Vladimรญr Klรญma, Karel Frantiลกek R?ลพi?ka) -- 1. Introduction (Vladimรญr Klรญma) -- 2. South African Writing in the Vernacular Languages (Karel Frantiลกek R?ลพi?ka) -- 3. South African Writing in English (Vladimรญr Klรญma) -- XV. The Role of Literary Criticism (Vladimรญr Klรญma) -- XVI. Contemporary Approaches to African Writing (Vladimรญr Klรญma) -- Bibliography (compiled by Vladimรญr Klรญma and Petr Zima) -- Index of Persons (compiled by Vladimรญr Klรญma) -- Index of African Languages and Dialects (compiled by Petr Zima) -- 1. Remarks on African Language Systems and Their Classification -- 2. Index

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