African Literature

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  1. Book ImageThe Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself

    Olaudah Equiano, Werner Sollors

    The text of Equiano’s narrative presented here is that of the 1789 first edition.More

  2. Book ImageModern African Drama

    Biodun Jeyifo

    The first truly continentally representative collection of modern African drama in any language, this Norton Critical Edition includes plays from Egypt, Algeria, the Republic of South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Kenya.More

  3. Book ImageDeath and the King's Horseman

    Wole Soyinka, Simon Gikandi

    This Norton Critical Edition of Death and the King's Horseman is the only student edition available in the United States. Based on events that took place in 1946 in the ancient Yoruban city of Oyo, Soyinka's acclaimed and powerful play addresses classic issues of cultural conflict, tragic decision-making, and the psychological mindsets of individuals and groups. The text of the play is accompanied by an introduction and explanatory annotations for the many allusions to traditional Nigerian myth and culture.More