A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 2000
"Refreshing..." — African Sudies Review
"The entries are knowledgeable, thorough, and clearly written. . . . Highly recommended . . . " —Choice
"...an ambitious reference guide to works on African literature." - African Studies Review
“This comprehensive compendium will be a handy companion for anyone working on African literatures. The entries are authoritative and up-to-date, providing reliable information on the hundreds of authors and texts that have contributed to a whole continent’s literary flowering.” —Bernth Lindfors
A comprehensive introduction and guide to African-authored works, with over 1,000 cross-referenced entries covering classics in African writing, literary genres and movements, biographical details of authors, and wider themes linking African, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-American literatures.