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African Voices: An Anthology of Native African Writing
African Voices An Anthology of Native African Writing Author:Peggy Rutherford (Editor) This is the first collection of native African writing to be published in this country. Carefully and comprehensively prepared--it took Miss Rutherfoord years to search out and gather the material--it presents a varied and creative writing, prose and poetry, from all parts of Africa-- writing rich in invention and worthy to stand with any nation... more »al culture in literary quality and scope.
Reflecting the vast and lovely land of Africa, it also dispels the legend of a dark, brooding, mysterious continent. As Can Themba states in his Foreword:
"This is us! Africa speaking to Africa and to the world. This anthology is not just about grumpy, grousing South Africa, but about the whole of Africa: flamboyant West Africa, where men thrust elbows into one another's ribs and laugh broadly over their Jokes; East Africa, with its strong Arab influence, Traditional Africa, with the funny wisdom that lurks in the antics of anima and the ways of Ju-,Ju men and witch doctors. Here are the dreams about the great things that we yet will do; the long dictionary words and the colorful regalia with which we swathe our dark bodies: this is us."
Fresh and indigenous, AFRICAN VOICES can justifiably challenge Continental literature on its own ground and adds a fresh ingredient to world literature.« less