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Africa Writes Back: The African Writers Series & the Launch of African Literature James Currey

Africa Writes Back: The African Writers Series & the Launch of African Literature

James Currey

Published September 16th 2008
ISBN : 9780821418437
Paperback
320 pages
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 About the Book 

June 17, 2008, is the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart by Heinemann. This publication provided the impetus for the foundation of the African Writers Series in 1962 with Chinua Achebe as the editorialMoreJune 17, 2008, is the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart by Heinemann. This publication provided the impetus for the foundation of the African Writers Series in 1962 with Chinua Achebe as the editorial adviser.Africa Writes Back: The African Writer’s Series & the Launch of African Literaturecaptures the energy of literary publishing in a new and undefined field. Portraits of the leading characters and the many consultants and readers providing reports and advice to new and established writers makeAfrica Writes Backa stand-out book. James Currey’s voice and insights are an added bonus.