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Things Fall Apart Being Reread, Reviewed and Celebrated After ..

Things Fall Apart demonstrates how an Ibo society in pre-colonial Eastern Nigeria which was then in unity before the advent of the white man with every one in the community thinking and speaking ..
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Reviewing the Pioneering Edition of Frederick Douglass - First .

After returning from a triumphal lecture tour in the British Isles with the purchase of a printing press in 1847, Frederick Douglass resolved to launch his own newspaper, the North Star, an African ..
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Zora Neale Hurston "A Genius of the South" Novelist, ..

"I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions. " - Letter from Zora Neale Hurston to Countee Cullen. ..
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Marking 50 Years of Achebe's Things Fall Apart - Maintaining a .

50 years ago in 1958 a young Nigerian, Chinua Achebe, at the young age of 28, made major breakthrough for African Literature with the publication of his novel Things Fall Apart. This novel became ..
(August 19, 2008)
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Plans For the Worldwide Celebration of the Silver Jubilee of ..

The depth and enduring literary value of Chinua Achebe's seminal novel Things Fall Apart should challenge younger writers in Africa to live up to the challenge of maintaining and even surpassing the ..
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Booker Washington's Tireless Work in the US For Socio-Economic .

Booker T. Washington who after being emancipated from slavery had only managed to get a primary education got probationary admittance to Hampton Institute and proved such an exemplary student, ..
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Richard Wrights Last Literary Efforts and Last Days on Earth ..

Richard Wright moved to Paris in 1946, with his wife and a 4 year old daughter. He met among others Gertrude Stein, Andre Gide Simone de Beavoir, Aime Cesaire and Leopold Senghor. He even assists ..
(June 23, 2008)
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Wrights Rising Prominence Correlating to Rising Eminence, ..

As Richard Wright had gone through the worst part of his life in the South, he moved Northwards to Chicago and eventually landing in New York he started rising to prominence, with his lifestyle ..
(June 21, 2008)
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Getting Up From Slavery The Climb From Poverty and Bondage of ..

Sometimes one could find out that there are people whose abilities and energy take them far beyond any limitations life tries to place on them. Booker T. Washington was one such person. He rose up ..
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Richard's Isolation Intensifies As He Suffers Betrayal and ..

Richard's grandmother joins the family in Chicago and together they move to an apartment at 4804 Z St Lawrence Avenue, near the railroad tracks. His mother's paralysis then returns once more after an .
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The Words, Achievements, Honors and Legacies of Frederick ..

Frederick Douglass was perhaps the first black man who had such a long and arduous climb which took him from slavery to some of the highest positions in the land wielding considerable influence on ..
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Frederick Douglass Flees From Slavery and Becomes a Powerful ..

Born a slave in Tuckahoe, Talbot County, Eastern Shore, Maryland, near Hillsborough, Frederick Douglass , eventually emerged as one of the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movement, which fought ..
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Frederick Douglass Fights For Liberating Many Others Through ..

Frederick Douglass rose from slavery to be one of the foremost abolitionist leaders and campaigners who fought to end slavery within the United States in the decades prior to the Civil War. In a June .
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Richard Wright Moving Northwards to Chicago, Away From the ..

Richard now struggles to survive on his own, refusing to follow in the footsteps of others by becoming a slave, subservient or accommodating with Southern attitudes. Rather, he attempts to flee to ..
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Booker T Washington's Influence on the Course of ..

Booker T. Washington who had only managed to get a primary education that allowed his probationary admittance to Hampton Institute after his emancipation from slavery through the 1865 proclamation by .
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Discovering Science Fiction's Re-emergence and Re-assessment ..

Science fiction has emerged as acceptable in the literary cannon with the inclusion of a wide selection of science fiction writers as worthy of studying. At least this was one of the facts I learnt ..
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Sierra Leonean Poetry - It's Emergence and Features As it Was ..

Sierra Leonean poetry started in the late 19th century with poems published in English and the lingua franca, Krio in The Sierra Leone Weekly News, amongst the first newspapers to be established in ..
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Richard Wright - Moving Away From America Transforming Him to ..

In 1946 Wright received an invitation to visit France having just met Jean Paul Sartre in New York. But he had problems securing a passport. He therefore enlists the help of several eminent ..
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Wright Sharpens His Conception of Literary Form and the ..

The autobiographical account of Richard Wright's life ends in “American Hunger" the sequel novel to “Black Boy" when Richard finally realizes the incredible power that his words will ..
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Richard Wright's Social and Literary Education Continues As He .

During the Great Depression Richard Wright changed several other jobs. For following the Wall Street crash which ushered in the depression, the volume of mails dropped, Wright's working hours were ..
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Claude Mckay - From a Patois Poet in Jamaica to Harlem Helping .

One of the most distinguished poets of our time Claude McKay was born in Sunny Ville, Jamaica, British West Indies in September 15, 1889, as the youngest of eleven children of his peasant parents in ..
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Centennial Salutes To The Birth, Growth And Development Of ..

I have for long been touched by the literary excellence of Black Boy of all Richard Wright's work which I have had a reading, teaching experience spanning almost thirty years. A period in which I ..
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Frederick Douglass - Breaking the Chains of Slavery to Freedom .

Frederick Douglass was one of the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movement, who fought to end slavery within the United States in the decades prior to the Civil War. Frederick Augustus ..
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Adelaide Casely Hayford - A Sierra Leonean Woman Writer And ..

Adelaide Casely Hayford, née Smith was born on June 27, 1868 in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to a Gold Coast mulatto father of English and Fanti heritage and a Krio mother related to the Easmon family in .
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Exploring the Breath, Range, Character, Scope and Reception ..

Ekwensi one of Africa's most prolific writers who died late last year and was buried early this year, maintained a vibrant writing activity throughout his life, publishing a collection of short ..
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