The History of Literary Pan-Africanism

Overview/survey essay

Authored by: Christel N. Temple

Routledge Handbook of Pan-Africanism

Print publication date:  May  2020
Online publication date:  April  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367030667
eBook ISBN: 9780429020193
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A successful overview of the idea formation of literary Pan-Africanism benefits most from a bibliographic essay approach, which reinforces our awareness of the language, critical contexts, revisionist discourses, titles, and debates that sustain the vibrancy of the concept. Scholars have explored literary Pan-Africanism’s possibilities and manifestations in literature, aesthetic movements, literary criticism, literary history, socio-political thought, and historical analysis representing diverse regions of Africa and the Diaspora.

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