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Brush Fire

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Considered by many as one of the most influential modernist African writers, Tchicaya is relatively unknown in the English-speaking world due to the paucity of translated editions of his work. He chiefly wrote poetry but turned to drama and fiction toward the end of his career. Despite having spent nearly a lifetime abroad in France—a move which marked his early works with an overwhelming sense of loss—Tchicaya reflected on life in newly independent Africa in his poetry, addressing the effects of Christianity, colonialism, and European pedagogy on his native continent through rich imagery, African symbols, and rhythms derived from African oral literature. Brush Fire explores the consequences of European colonialism, articulating the ways foreign systems of education and religion have alienated Africans from their culture and undermined native spiritual traditions. Translated by Sangadore Akanji Pen and ink illustrations.
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Author(s):
Felix Tchikaya U'Tamsi
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
18cms x 24cms
Edition:
1964
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
90
Publisher:
Caxton Press

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Considered by many as one of the most influential modernist African writers, Tchicaya is relatively unknown in the English-speaking world due to the paucity of translated editions of his work. He chiefly wrote poetry but turned to drama and fiction toward the end of his career. Despite having spent nearly a lifetime abroad in France—a move which marked his early works with an overwhelming sense of loss—Tchicaya reflected on life in newly independent Africa in his poetry, addressing the effects of Christianity, colonialism, and European pedagogy on his native continent through rich imagery, African symbols, and rhythms derived from African oral literature. Brush Fire explores the consequences of European colonialism, articulating the ways foreign systems of education and religion have alienated Africans from their culture and undermined native spiritual traditions. Translated by Sangadore Akanji Pen and ink illustrations.
No other copies online. (uk)

Author(s):
Felix Tchikaya U'Tamsi
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
18cms x 24cms
Edition:
1964
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
90
Publisher:
Caxton Press

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