By Bernth Lindfors, Geoffrey V. Davis
This tribute assortment displays the wide variety and variety of James Gibbs's educational pursuits. the focal point is on Africa, yet comparative reports of different literatures additionally obtain cognizance. Fiction, drama, and poetry via writers from Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, eire, England, Germany, India, and the Caribbean are surveyed along major missionaries, scientists, performers, and students. The writers mentioned comprise Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Kobina Sekyi, Raphael Armattoe, J.E. Casely Hayford, Michael Dei-Anang, Kofi Awoonor, Ayi Kwei Armah, John Kolosa Kargbo, Dele Charley, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Okot p'Bitek, Jonathan Sajiwandani, Samuel E. Krune Mqhayi, A.S. Mopeli-Paulus, Kelwyn Sole, Anna Seghers, Raja Rao, and Arundhati Roy. different essays deal with the black presence in eire, nameless rap artists in Chicago, the Jamaican missionary Joseph Jackson Fuller within the Cameroons, the African-American actor Ira Aldridge in Sweden, the Swedish naturalist Anders Sparrman in South Africa, and the literary student and editor Eldred Durosimi Jones in Sierra Leone. Interviews with the Afro-German Africanist Theodor Wonja Michael and the Irish-Nigerian dramatist Gabriel Gbadamosi also are integrated. additionally provided are poems through Jack Mapanje and Kofi Anyidoho, brief tales via Charles R. Larson and Robert Fraser, performs through Femi Osofisan and Martin Banham, and an account of a dramatic analyzing of a script written and co-performed by means of James Gibbs. members: Anne Adams, Sola Adeyemi, Kofi Anyidoho, Awo Mana Asiedu, Martin Banham, Eckhard Breitinger, Gordon Collier, James Currey, Geoffrey V. Davis, Chris Dunton, Robert Fraser, Raoul J. Granqvist, Gareth Griffiths, C.L. Innes, Charles R. Larson, Bernth Lindfors, Leif Lorentzon, Jack Mapanje, Christine Matzke, Mpalive-Hangson Msiska, Femi Osofisan, Eustace Palmer, Jane Plastow, Lynn Taylor, and Pia Thielmann.
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11 Langley, “Introduction,” xvi. ”14 The short story, written in 1918, was published alongside The Blinkards in one volume, and serves as a good supplement and aid to understanding some of the situations in the play. 15 He earned a B A as well as an M A in Philosophy, and became an ardent critic of European ideas of progress. ”16 On his return home, he became an ardent critic of the colonial administration and his fellow Africans who were easy imitators of their colonial masters. He wrote and argued for a return to traditional culture, to the point of being misunderstood as being unprogressive and fanatical.
14 The short story, written in 1918, was published alongside The Blinkards in one volume, and serves as a good supplement and aid to understanding some of the situations in the play. 15 He earned a B A as well as an M A in Philosophy, and became an ardent critic of European ideas of progress. ”16 On his return home, he became an ardent critic of the colonial administration and his fellow Africans who were easy imitators of their colonial masters. He wrote and argued for a return to traditional culture, to the point of being misunderstood as being unprogressive and fanatical.
The hardness was only an outside crust, only the stubborn skin on her self-preservation and it gave in his eager hands. The centre pure ran raw red blood, spilling on the toes of the god, and afterwards he washed this for her, protesting shamefacedly, in the river. And Egbo confessed, not since that night of Simi, have I been so nervous, so fearful of the venturing. She said, “My exams are next month. ” He does not even know the girl’s name, and he only invited her to the preserve of his “god,” his place of pilgrimage, to show her “a wonder” involving the sexual transformation of the virgin into a woman, an act of bridging past and future, in order to pursue the terrifying vision of the 11 Gerald Moore, Wole Soyinka (London & Ibadan: Evans Brothers, 1971): 82.