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By Wumi Raji

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This ebook makes a speciality of a comparatively missed element of African literature. Tijan M. Sallah is a Gambian, and arguably the simplest identified of the second one new release of writers from that nation. so far, he has released ten books: 5 collections of poetry, a quantity of brief tales, edited anthology of poetry (the moment one with Tanure Ojaide, the Nigerian poet), a literary biography of Chinua Achebe, the Nigerian novelist (coauthored with Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, presently Nigeria's Minister of Finance), and an ethnographic ebook on Wolof, the dominant ethnic crew of the Senegambian humans. Tijan M. Sallah received the Francis Hutchins award for literature in Berea university. Lenrie Peters, arguably the best-known Gambian writer, and mentor to so much participants of the country's second-generation of writers together with Sallah himself, Ebou Dibba, Nana Grey-Johnson, Sheriff Sarr and Gabriel Roberts, defined Sallah because the so much prolific, the main constant, and the main unique Gambian author of his iteration. This opinion is largely shared; for instance, in reviewing Sallah's while Africa used to be a tender girl for international Literature this day, Charles Larson, the yankee pupil of African literature, opined that "there is no doubt approximately Sallah's talents." Sallah writes utilizing easy, obtainable language but additionally demonstrates his adventurous aspect in his works (e.g., "Harrow Poems" within which he experiments with rhymes and quatrains). Gambian literature has suffered a few overlook in African literary feedback. the cause of this lies within the faulty trust that the rustic has produced little that's worthwhile of great scholarly recognition. to be certain, there already exists a pretty big physique of severe works at the writings of Tijan Sallah; and lots of of them, back, are through recognized names within the box of literary feedback. a few of these students are Charles Larson, Tanure Ojaide, Emmanuel Obiechina, Ezenwa Ohaeto, Gareth Griffiths, Samuel Garren, Victoria Arana, Stewart Brown, Odun Balogun, Peter Nazareth, Ali Malhani, and Siga Fatima Jagne. As insightful as those writings are although, it's not usually effortless to entry them, scattered as they're in disparate journals, edited books, and compendiums of essays. This publication fills the distance by means of because the first book-length severe research either on Tijan M. Sallah and Gambian literature. the 1st a part of the e-book delves into the historical past of the literature with a dialogue of works by way of top Gambian authors, together with Lenrie Peters, Ebou Dibba after which Tijan Sallah. The middle of the e-book then turns the point of interest at the works of Tijan Sallah. those chapters discover his progress and improvement as a author and supply serious analyses into his significant works. whereas a number of the chapters take the works jointly quite often thematic and stylistic dialogue, others specialize in in particular chosen works, studying and learning them heavily. at the least of the chapters undertake a particularly linguistic procedure; one other find the works in the pattern of ecopoetry, an rising style of nature poetry; one explores Sallah's poems of convalescence, mentioning the healing nature of the writings; and another employs the speculation of phenomenology in undertaking an research of Sallah's poetry compared to the works of alternative significant African poets. the ultimate bankruptcy is a close interview carried out with Sallah. It sheds mild on his lifestyles, his Gambian historical past, and the way this impacts and impacts his writings. modern Literature of Africa: Tijan M. Sallah and Literary Works of The Gambia is necessary for all these attracted to Gambian and African literatures, postcolonial writings and global literatures in general.

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