ILE-IFE, Nigeria: University of Ife Press, 1983. Trade Paperback. 166p. Rubbed and worn wraps with fading to front cover and along length of somewhat scraped spine.
"This book is a study of the lives and works of tome eighteenth century writers of African origin in Jamaica, America and England." "The author links these eighteenth century writers with "the giants of twentieth century African literature like Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Christopher Okigbo and others. Ogude's thesis is that modern African literature has its origin in the 'slave literature' of the eighteenth century;" --find numerous citations of Phillis Wheatley.
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