Essays on African Writing 2

Contemporary Literature

Abdulrazak Gurnah



This second book of essays reappraising literary criticism to date and challenging readers' assumptions includes: C. L. Innes on Ayi Kwei Armah and Ama Ata Aidoo; Belinda Jack on Assia Djebar; Lucy Stone McNeece on Tahar Ben Jelloun; Stewart Brown on contemporary Nigerian poetry; Hangson-Mpalive Msiska on Malawian poetry; Abdulrazak Gurnah on Dambudzo Marechera; Caroline Rooney on Chenjerai Hove's Bones and Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions; Ato Quayson on Ben Okri; and Neloufer De Mel on Moyez Vassanji.


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Abdulrazak Gurnah was born in Zanzibar and is now best-known as a novelist. He is a Professor of English at the University of Kent.