African Heritage Author:Jacob Drachler (Editor) The full title of this book on its title page is "African Heritage : An Anthology of Black African Personality and Culture". — "African Heritage" is an anthology of writings by and about Africans that provides a new and deep insight into the Black African, reflects the profusion of lifestyles to be found on the African continent, and conveys a v... more »ivid portrait of a rich and varied cultural tradition.
In Part One, "African Voices," the people reveal themselves through their traditional oral literature, tales, proverbs and songs, and through the works of the new African thinkers, writers and poets, among them Jomo Kenyatta, Birago Diop, Camara Laye, Ezekiel Mphahlele and Albert Luthuli.
Part Two, "Afro-American Responses," presents reflections on their heritage by distinguished artists of African descent, among them Rene Maran, Pearl Primus and St. Clair Drake.
In Part Three, "Through the Eyes of Others," the African land and its people are movingly depicted by non-Africans - scholars and writers who have lived and worked there for many years and who offer acute and realistic observations on an African they know and love, among them Melville J. Herskovits, Joyce Carey, Thomas L. Hodgkin and Elspeth Huxley.« less