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African Literature: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory, ed.

About the Author

Ato Quayson

Ato Quayson is the Jean G. and Morris M. Doyle Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of English at Stanford.
 
He studied for his undergraduate degree at the University of Ghana and took his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge after which he held a Junior Research Fellowship at Wolfson College, Oxford before returning to Cambridge to become Reader in Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literature in the Faculty of English from 1995-2005. He was also Director of the Centre for African Studies and a Fellow of Pembroke College while at Cambridge.  Prior to  Stanford he was Professor of African and Postcolonial Literature at...
Blackwell
2007

with Tejumola Olaniyan

This is the first anthology to bring together the key texts of African literary theory and criticism.

Brings together key texts that are otherwise hard to locate

Covers all genres and critical schools

Provides the intellectual context for understanding African literature

Facilitates the future development of African literary criticism