First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover. A fresh look at African literature by a writer who many years in Africa and has written many books on the subject - the book is both an exploration of how the African novel was influenced by African oral tradition, the western novel and the political realities of Africa and an appeal for the reader to be willing to explore beyond one's cultural boundaries. Notes, bibliography and index of authors and works discussed. 212 pp. Very near fine in illustrated wrappers. .ISBN # 0-85031-8548
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