Garry Gillard | Writing | African Narrative | Contents

Formal Aspects of Fictive Narrative in Africa

Garry Gillard, 1977

Contents

Abstract

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1: Narrative Situation

Introduction
Agatha Moudio's Son
A Man of the People
Houseboy
This Earth, My Brother
Two Thousand Seasons

Chapter 2: Spatial Aspects

Introduction
The River Between
Things Fall Apart
Luis Bernardo Honwana
L'Enfant noir
Two Thousand Seasons

Chapter 3: Temporal Aspects

Introduction
Weep Not, Child
A Grain of Wheat
Why Are We So Blest?
Two Thousand Seasons

Chapter 4: Handling of Action

Introduction
Things Fall Apart
No Longer At Ease
This Earth, My Brother
The River Between
Les Bouts de bois de Dieu

Chapter 5: Characterisation

Introduction
Presentational Process
Presented World
Overall Mode of Presentation
Eating Chiefs
The Trial of Christopher Okigbo
The Man Died
The Palm-Wine Drinkard
The Combat
Detailed Analysis of Specific Works
Arrow of God
The Interpreters
Le Vieux nègre et la médaille
Le Pauvre Christ de Bomba

Chapter 6: Short Forms

Introduction
"N'Gor Niébé"
"Le Pagne Noir"
"Sarzan"
"Fixions"
"A Mercedes Funeral"
"Minutes of Glory"
"Girls at War"
"Civil Peace"
"Everything Counts"

Chapter 7: Long Forms

Introduction
The Voice
This Earth, My Brother
Les Bouts de bois de dieu
L'Enfant noir

Chapter 8: Interpretive Abstractions and Worldview

Introduction
Chinua Achebe
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Ayi Kwei Armah
Wole Soyinka

Chapter 9: Towards a Conception of Narrative Art in Africa

Introduction
The Trial of Christopher Okigbo
A Grain of Wheat
The Voice
This Earth, My Brother
Things Fall Apart
Two Thousand Seasons
Season of Anomy
Conclusion

Selective Bibliography


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