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0865439265
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978-0865439269
Author:
Anthonia C. Kalu
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Africa World Pr (September 1, 2002)
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183 pages
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Start by marking Women, Literature, And Development In Africa as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. This book adapts This book contributes to the claim by African writers and literary critics that African art has always been used to serve the people's needs in all aspects of life rather than existing merely for its own sake.

At a time when the prominence and participation of African women in development and socio-political debates is growing, this book's exploration of their lived experiences and narrative contribution will be of interest to students of African literature, gender studies, development, history, and sociology. The African Woman and African Literary Criticism.

When it was published in 2001, Anthonia Kalu’s Women, Literature and Development in Africa was celebrated as a major contribution to our understanding of the relationship between gender, development, and African thinking.

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Her numerous publications on African literature include Women, Literature and Development in Africa, and she . University of Pittsburgh and University of KwaZulu-Natal?Dr.

Her numerous publications on African literature include Women, Literature and Development in Africa, and she is also author of a collection of short stories (Broken Lives and Other Stories) and a novel in progress. The Rienner Anthology is great news for African literature, and a boon to literature lovers.

To understand the development of early Africa, it is necessary to refer to oral traditions and archaeology. Because American Slaves told the same stories as were told in India and those stories were neither told in the Arab world nor in India, undoubtedly direct trade existed between India and Africa before the days of Arab traders. Anthonia C. Kalu has written: 'The Rienner Anthology of African Literature' 'Women, literature, and development in Africa' - subject(s): African literature (English), History and criticism, In literature, Women and literature, Women authors. What is the role of literature in national development?

African literature is literature of or from Africa and includes oral literature (or "orature", in the term coined by Ugandan scholar Pio Zirimu).

African literature is literature of or from Africa and includes oral literature (or "orature", in the term coined by Ugandan scholar Pio Zirimu).

Women, Literature, and Development in Africa Anthonia C. Kalu Snippet view - 2001. Bibliographic information. Harry Raphael Garvin.

Professor Anthonia C. Kalu developed the Black Studies program at the University of Northern Colorado. She has published two books, Women, Literature and Development in Africa, Africa World Press, 2001 and Broken Lives and Other Stories, Ohio University Press, 2003. She recently published a book on Biafran War, also known as the Nigerian Civil War. Kalu is a Professor of Black Studies at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado where she developed the Black Studies program there into an autonomous department.

This book contributes to the claim by African writers and literary critics that African art has always been used to serve the people’s needs in all aspects of life rather than existing merely for its own sake. It raises the ongoing discussions about viable change and development in Africa to a new level and insists that both must come from within Africa. This book adapts the holistic aesthetics and critical approaches of African narrative traditions to advance African thought about African knowledge. It also explores the contemporary African scholars’ efforts to re-chart and preserve the evolution of African thought about development through literature.

Using a multidisciplinary framework, Anthonia Kalu argues that contemporary African literature continues an artistic tradition of maintaining identifiable cultural and traditional arts-based linkages between African ways of knowing and the African landscape. In this way, African literatures ensures continuity between Africa’s pre-colonial and contemporary development projects. Acknowledging the dynamism between history and culture, Kalu examines the conscious choices African writers made during the colonial encounter in their use of literature to explore and maintain African culture in a historical moment when African history-as-history was jeopardized by colonization and European influences. This is the case in contemporary African literature when female-based knowledge is mostly portrayed through the assertion of core statements about development in the contemporary African story. Mainly, Kalu argues that African literature allows conscious and systematic exploration, analyses and use of Africa’s contemporary cultural archives which result from encounters between African and colonists’ languages and narrative traditions.

In this significant work, Kalu illustrates how sustained intellectual excavation of Africa’s cultural archives facilitate the search for viable development projects and subsequent formation of lasting domestic policies.