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Selected Bibliography


Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. London: Heinemann, 1958.

Achebe, Chinua. No Longer At Ease. London: Heinemann, 1960.

Achebe, Chinua. Arrow of God. 2nd ed. London: Heinemann, 1974.

Achebe, Chinua. A Man of the People. London: Heinemann, 1966.

Achebe, Chinua. Girls at War. London: Heinemann, 1972.

Aidoo, Ama Ata. No Sweetness Here. London: Longmans, 1970.

Aluko, T.M. One Man, One Matchet. London: Heinemann, 1965.

Aluko, T.M. One Man, One Wife. 1959; rpt. London: Heinemann, 1967.

Aluko, T.M. Kinsman and Foreman. London: Heinemann, 1966.

Aluko, T.M. Chief the Honourable Minister. London: Heinemann, 1970.

Amadi, Elechi. The Concubine. London: Heinemann, 1966.

Amadi, Elechi. The Great Ponds. London: Heinemann, 1969.

Armah, Ayi Kwei. The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born. 1968; rpt. London: Heinemann, 1969.

Armah, Ayi Kwei. Fragments. 1970; rpt. London: Heinemann, 1974.

Armah, Ayi Kwei. Why Are We So Blest? 1972; rpt. London: Heinemann, 1974.

Armah, Ayi Kwei. Two Thousand Seasons. Nairobi: East African Publishing House, 1973.

Awoonor, Kofi. This Earth, My Brother. London: Heinemann, 1971.

Bebey, Francis. Le fils d'Agatha Moudio. Yaoundé: C.L.E., 1967. Trans. by Joyce Hutchinson as Agatha Moudio's Son. London: Heinemann, 1971.

Bebey, Francis. Embarras & cie. Yaoundé: C.L.E., 1968.

Beti, Mongo. Le pauvre Christ de Bomba. Paris: Laffont, 1956. Trans. by Gerald Moore as The Poor Christ of Bomba. London: Heinemann, 1971.

Beier, Ulli. The Origin of Life and Death. London: Heinemann, 1966.

Beti, Mongo. Mission terminée. Paris: Buchet, 1971. Trans. by Peter Green as Mission to Kala. London: Heinemann, 1958.

Beti, Mongo. Le roi miraculé. Paris: Buchet, 1958. Trans. by Peter Green as King Lazarus. 1960; rpt. London: Heinemann, 1970.

Clark, J.P. America, Their America. 1964; rpt. London: Heinemann, 1968.

Dadié, Bernard. Climbié. Paris: Séghers, 1956. Trans. by Karen C. Chapman. London: Heinemann, 1971.

Dadié, Bernard. Le Pagne noir. Paris: Présence Africaine, 1955.

Diop, Birago. Contes et lavanes. Paris: Présence Africaine, 1963.

Diop, Birago. Les contes d'Amadou Koumba. Paris: Présence Africaine, 1961. Trans. by Dorothy Blair. London: O.U.P., 1966.

Diop, Birago. Les nouveaux contes d'Amadou Koumba. Paris: Présence Africaine, 1958.

Diop, Birago. Leurres et lueurs: poèmes. Paris: Présence Africaine, 1967.

Diop, Birago. Contes choisis. London: C.U.P., 1967.

Gatheru, Mugo. Child of Two Worlds. 1964. rpt. London: Heinemann, 1966.

Honwana, Luis Bernardo. We Killed Mangy-Dog: And Other Stories. Trans. by Dorothy Guedes. London: Heinemann, 1969.

Kachingwe, Aubrey. No Easy Task. London: Heinemann, 1966.

Kahiga, Samuel. The Girl from Abroad. London: Heinemann, 1974.

Laye, Camara. L'Enfant noir. Paris: Plon, 1953. Trans. by James Kirkup as The African Child. 1954; rpt. London: Collins, 1955.

Laye, Camara. Le Regard du roi. Paris: Plon, 1954.

Laye, Camara. Dramouss. Paris: Plon, 1966.

lo Liyong, Taban. Fixions; And Other Stories. London: Heinemann, 1969.

lo Liyong, Taban. Eating Chiefs. London: Heinemann, 1970.

Mazrui. Ali A. The Trial of Christopher Okigbo. London: Heinemann, 1971.

Moore, Gerald. Seven African Writers. London: O.U.P., 1962.

Ngugi wa Thiong'o. Weep Not, Child. London: Heinemann, 1964.

Ngugi wa Thiong'o. The River Between. London: Heinemann, 1965.

Ngugi wa Thiong'o. A Grain of Wheat. London: Heinemann, 1967.

Ngugi wa Thiong'o. Secret Lives; And Other Stories. London: Heinemann, 1975.

Nwankwo, Nkem. Danda. London: Heinemann, 1964.

Nwapa, Flora. Efuru. London: Heinemann, 1966.

Nzekwu, Onuora. Wand of Noble Wood. 1961; rpt. London: Heinemann, 1971.

Nzekwu, Onuora. Blade Among the Boys. London: Heinemann, 1962.

Ogot, Grace. The Promised Land. Nairobi: East African Publishing House, 1966.

Ogot, Grace. Land Without Thunder. Nairobi: East African Publishing House, 1968.

Okara, Gabriel. The Voice. 1964; rpt. London: Heinemann, 1970.

Omotoso, Kole. The Combat. London: Heinemann, 1972.

Ouologuem, Yambo. Le devoir de violence. Paris: Seuil, 1968.

Ousmane, Sembène. Les Bouts de bois de Dieu. Paris: Le Livre Contemporain, 1960. Trans. by Francis Price as God's Bits of Wood. 1961; rpt. London: Heinemann, 1969.

Oyono, Ferdinand. Une vie de boy. Paris: Juillard, 1956. Trans. by John Reed as Houseboy. London: Heinemann, 1966.

Oyono, Ferdinand. Le Vieux nègre et la médaille. Paris: Juillard, 1956. Trans. by John Reed as The Old Man and the Medal. London: Heinemann, 1967.

Soyinka, Wole. The Interpreters. 1965; rpt. London: Heinemann, 1970.

Soyinka, Wole. The Man Died: Prison Notes of Wole Soyinka. London: Rex Collings, 1972.

Soyinka, Wole. Season of Anomy. London: Rex Collings, 1973.

Tutuola, Amos. The Palm-Wine Drinkard. 1952; rpt. London: Faber, 1961.

Tutuola, Amos. My Life in the Bush of the Ghosts. 1954; rpt. London: Faber, 1964.


Aristotle. Poetics. Trans. by L.J. Potts. Cambridge: C.U.P., 1959.

Bachelard, Gaston. La Poétique de l'espace. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1957.

Booth, Wayne C. The Rhetoric of Fiction. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1961.

Booth, Wayne C. "Distance and Point-of-view: an Essay in Clarification." Essays in Criticism, XI (1961).

Bronzwaer, W.J.M. Tense in the Novel: An Investigation of Some Potentialities of Linguistic Criticism. Groningen: Wolters-Noordhoff, 1970.

Butor, Michel. Inventory: Essays. N.Y.: Cape, 1970.

Butor, Michel. "Thoughts on the Novel: the Individual and the Group." Encounter, XX, 6 (1963).

Carroll, David. Chinua Achebe. N.Y.: Twayne, 1970.

Cassirer, Ernst. The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms. New Haven: Yale U.P., 1957.

Cavanagh, Thomas M. "Time and Narration: Indexical and Iconic Models." Modern Language Notes, vol. 86,

Church, Margaret. Time and Reality: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. Chapel Hill: Univ. N. Carolina Press, 1949.

Crane, R.S. "The Concept of Plot and the Plot of Tom Jones." Critics and Criticism: Ancient and Modern. Ed. R.S. Crane. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1952.

Daiches, David. The Novel and the Modern World. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1960.

Dorson, Richard M. African Folklore. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1972.

Duerden, Dennis and Cosmo Pieterse. African Writers Talking. London: Heinemann, 1972.

Finnegan, Ruth, Oral Literature in Africa. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970.

Forster, E. M. Aspects of the Novel. London: Edward Arnold.

Frank, Joseph. "Spatial Form in the Modern Novel." Sewanee Review (Summer 1945).

Friedman, Norman. "Point of View in Fiction: the Development of a Critical Concept." PMLA, 1955.

Friedman, Norman. "Forms of the Plot." Journal of General Education, VIII (1955).

Friedman, Alan. The Turn of the Novel: The Transition to Modern Fiction. London: O.U.P., 1970.

Frye, Northrop. Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1957.

Goldmann, Lucien. "Le structuralisme génétique en sociologie de la littérature."Littérature et Société. Ed. Inst. Soc., Univ. Libre de Bruxelles, 1967.

Goldmann, Lucien. "The sociology of literature: status and problems of method." International Social Science Journal, vol. xix, no. 4(1967).

Goldmann, Lucien. Towards a Sociology of the Novel. Trans. by Alan Sheridan. London: Tavistock, 1975.

Gullon, Ricardo. "On Space in the Novel." Critical Inquiry, vol. 2, no. 1 (Autumn 1975), 11-28.

Harvey, W. H. Character and the Novel. London: Chatto, 1965.

Honig, Edwin. Dark Conceit: The Making of Allegory. London: Faber, 1960.

Humphrey, Robert. Stream of Consciousness in the Modern Novel. Berkeley: Berkeley Univ. Press, 1954.

Ingarden, Roman. The Literary Work of Art: An Investigation on the Borderlines of Ontology, Logic, and Theory of Literature. Trans. by George C. Grabowicz. Evanston: Northwestern Univ. Press, 1973.

Ingarden, Roman. The Cognition of the Literary Work of Art. Trans. by Ruth Ann Crowley and Kenneth R. Olsen. Evanston: Northwestern Univ. Press, 1973.

Iser, Wolfgang. "Indeterminacy and the Reader's Response in Prose Fiction." Aspects of Narrative. Ed J. Hillis Miller. N.Y.: English Institute Essays, 1971.

James, Henry. The Art of the Novel: Critical Prefaces. N.Y.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935.

Kane, Mohamadou. Birago Diop: l'homme et l'oeuvre. Paris: Présence Africaine, 1971.

Kermode, Frank. The Sense of an Ending. London: O.U.P. 1966.

Kronenfeld, J. Z. "The 'Communalistic' African and the 'Individualistic' Westerner: Some Comments on Misleading Generalizations in Western Criticism of Soyinka and Achebe."Research in African Literatures, vol. 6, no. 2 (Fall 1975), pp. 199-225.

Lämmert, Eberhard. Bauformen des Erzählens. Stüttgart: Metzlersche, 1972.

Larue, Gerald A. Ancient Myth and Modern Man. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1975.

Lindfors, Bernth et al. (eds.) Palaver. Austin: African and Afro-American Research Institute, 1972.

Lindfors, Bernth (ed.) Dem-Say: Interviews with Eight Nigerian Writers. Austin: African and Afro-American Research Institute, 1974.

Lord, Albert B. The Singer of Tales. N.Y.: Atheneum, 1965.

Lubbock, Percy. The Craft of Fiction. London: Cape, 1921.

Lukā€”cs, Georg. Writer and Critic And Other Essays. Ed. and Trans. A. Kohn. London: 1970.

Mendilow, A. A. Time and the Novel. N.Y.: Humanities Press, 1965.

Meyerhoff, Hans. Time in Literature. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1955.

Miel, Jan. "Temporal Flow in the Novel." Modern Language Notes, vol. 84 (1969), 916-930.

Miller, J. Hillis. "Three Problems of Fictional Form: First-person Narration in David Copperfield and Huckleberry Finn." English Institute, Experience in the Novel. N.Y.: Columbia Univ. Press, 1968.

Miller, J. Hillis (ed.) Aspects of Narrative. N.Y.: Columbia Univ. Press, 1971.

Moore, Gerald. Wole Soyinka. London: Evans, 1971.

Morell, Karen L. In Person: Achebe, Awoonor, and Soyinka. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 1975.

Müller, Günther. "Über das Zeitgerüst des Erzählens." Deutschevierteljahresschrift, 24 (1950), 1-32.

Pascal, Roy. "Tense and Novel." Modern Language Review, LVII (1962).

Propp, Vladimir.The Morphology of the Folktale. Trans. by Lawrence Scott. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Research Center in Anthropology, Folklore, and Linguistics, 1958.

Ruthrof, Horst. "Reading Works of Literary Art." Journal of Aesthetic Education, VIII (1974), 75-90.

Scholes, Robert and Robert Kellogg. The Nature of Narrative. London: O.U.P., 1966.

Scholes, Robert. "Metafiction." Iowa Review, vol. 1 (Fall 1970), 110-115.

Spencer, Sharon. Space, Time and Structure in the Modern Novel. N.Y.: N.Y. Univ. Press, 1971.

Stanzel, Franz. Narrative Situations in the Novel. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1971.

Stevick, Philip. "The Theory of Fictional Chapters." Western Humanities Review, XX (1966).

Timpe, Eugene F. "Spatial Dimensions - a Basis for Style Typology." Patterns of Literary Style. Ed. Joseph Strelke. Pennsylvania State Univ. Press, 1971.

Walcutt, Charles Child. Man's Changing Mask: Modes and Methods of Characterization in Fiction. Minnesota: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1966.

Weinreich, Harald. Tempus: Besprochene und Erzählte Zeit. Stüttgart: 1964.

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