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Humanities: Prescribed, Recommended and Open Textbooks: African Literature

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Prescribed : African Literature

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SEMESTER 1

Oral Literature and Performance

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Mhudi

 

Plaatje, Sol

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HIE Dhlomo: Collected Works

 

Couzens, Tim & Visser, Nicholas (eds)

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South African Peoples Plays

 

Kavanagh, Robert

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The Wrath of the Ancestors.

 

Jordan, A C

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Gender and Writing in Africa

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The Promised Land

 

Ogot, Grace

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Men of the South

 

Wanner, Zukiswa

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So Long a Letter

 

Ba, Mariama

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The Joys of Motherhood

 

Emecheta, Buchi

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Nervous Conditions

 

Dangarembga, Tsitsi

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Sweet Medicine

 

Chigumadzi, Panashe

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Literatures of the Black Diaspora

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

 

Jacobs, Harriet

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Black Boy

 

Wright, Richard

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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When a Rainbow Is Enough

 

Shange, Ntozake

 

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In the Castle of My Skin

 

Lamming, George

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The Dragon Can’t Dance

 

Lovelace, Earl

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Frangipani House

 

Gilroy, Beryl

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Contemporary Trends in African Literature

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Small Things

 

Mohlele, Nthikeng

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Open City

 

Cole, Teju

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Every Man Is A Race

 

Couto, Mia

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Butterfly Burning

 

Vera, Yvonne

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In Dependence  

Manyika, Sarah Ladipo

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Purple Hibiscus

 

Adichie, Chimamanda

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SEMESTER 2

African Fiction: An Introduction

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Things Fall Apart

 

Achebe, Chinua

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Houseboy

 

Oyono, Ferdinand

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A Grain of Wheat

 

Ngugi wa Thiong’o

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Down Second Avenue

 

Mphahlele, E

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Fools

 

Ndebele, Njabulo

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A Man Who is Not a Man

 

Mgqolozana, Thando

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Performing Power in Post-Independence Africa

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A Man of the People

 

Achebe, Chinua

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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

 

Armah, Ayi Kwei

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We Need New Names  

Bulawayo, NoViolet

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The Case of the Socialist Witchdoctor

 

Tuma, Hama

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The Sympathetic Undertaker & Other Dreams

 

Bandele-Thomas, Biyi

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I Do Not Come to You By Chance

 

Nwaubani, Adaobi Tricia

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East African Literature

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Going Down River Road

 

Mwangi, Meja

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Petals of Blood

 

Ngugi wa Thiong’o

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Uhuru Street

 

Vassanji, M G

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Sardines

 

Farah, Nuruddin

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Paradise

 

Gurnah, Abdulrazak

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Tropical Fish

 

Baingana, Doreen

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