This select bibliography is one of various text layout/formatting and index projects done for the sister companies, Africa World Press and The Red Sea Press, Trenton New Jersey. The books of the projects are all available for order on the companies’ website- http://www.africaworldpressbooks.com/servlet/StoreFront and all major online retail stores including amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.
From the back cover blurb
In response to the call of many teachers, critics, researchers, and writers of African literature, this book is being offered as a groundbreaking source that brings together literary practitioners and librarians into a century of conversations on Nigerian literature. As the first comprehensive bibliography of this literature, the book includes works in three literary genres—prose fiction, poetry, and drama—as well as children’s literature.
“As the twenty-first century begins to unfold, serious academic attention is finally being paid to the powerful, diverse and multi-layered literatures of the African continent. The colonial and postcolonial literatures of Nigeria have played a leading role in garnering this attention. Professor Kalu Ogbaa’s book, A Century of Nigerian Literature: A Select Bibliography, is an exceptional resource for scholars wishing to explore these literatures. The book has excellent, short introductions to the major recent periods and developments in Nigerian literary production and comprehensive bibliographies of everything from novels, poetry and drama to criticism and children’s literature. For both new and advanced scholars of Nigerian literature, this work is indispensable.”
--Steve Larocco, Ph. D., Professor of English, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven
Kalu Ogbaa is a professor of English at Southern Connecticut State University, where he teaches Africana (African, African American, and Afro-Caribbean) and American literatures. He is the editor of The Gong and the Flute: African Literary Development and Celebration, and author of Folkways in Chinua Achebe's Novels, Gods, Oracles and Divination: Folkways in Chinua Achebe's Novels (AWP, 1992), Igbo, Understanding Things Fall Apart: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents, and numerous articles on African and Commonwealth literatures.
ISBN: 1-59221-033-3 (HB) $49.95
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