FICTION

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A few days and nights

This pre-publication extract (Chapter 1) from an important Camerounian first novel sets a scene which reverses the roles of the French and African lovers in Cyprian Ekwensi's "Night of freedom".

Document and imagination

The novel, Africa's only totally imported literary form, has moved from flat bald statement to imaginative experiment.

Negritude: the third phase

A fresh look at Negritude - its French romantic roots, its limits, the French African poets from Senghor the sage to U Tam'si beyond its confines.

Looking for a rain-god

A story of Botswana.

The case of the twins

Collingwood August's translation of the Xhosa classic "Ityala lamaWele".

The old man

Fictional story.

Daughters of the sun

This extract from "Daughters of the Sun" is a story within a story. A traveller and collector of legends is told the story by an old lady in repayment for his carrying her heavy water pot.

The case of the twins

Collingwood August's translation of the Xhosa classic "Ityala lamaWele".

Contact

Fictional story.

The case of the twins

Collingwood August's translation of the Xhosa classic "Ityala lamaWele".

The "little magazines" soldier on as South Africa's intellectual barriers rise higher

Discussion about creative writing in South Africa and some magazines which continue to be published in South Africa.

The Temple: a short story

A short story.

Inkalamu's place

Fictional story.

Les grandes dames

Nadine Gordimer and Doris Lessing occupy an enviable place in African letters of English expression.

A matter of honour

Fictional story.

Notes on two Nigerian playwrights

Notes about writers and writing.

The colonial and the metropolitan

Discussion around the meaning of Commonwealth literature and its interaction with the English tradition.

The children of rape

The first crop of African writers and artists of Portuguese language are, as much as Luandino Vieira's people of the Luanda slums, the product of the Portuguese colonial violation of Angola and Mozambique.

The Party

Fictional story.

The suspects

Fictional story.

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