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A Dance of Masks: Senghor, Achebe, and Soyinka

Jonathan A. Peters
 
ISBN: 978-0-91447-823-2
$10.00
ISBN: 978-0-91447-824-9
$7.00
1978/270 pages

DESCRIPTION

Peters searches for themes about African self-identity by exploring images of the mask in the poetry of Senghor, the fiction of Achebe, and the drama of Soyinka. His focus is not on the mask as a physical object, but as a concept—a dynamic interplay that involves both the mask and its wearer. Within this interplay, he finds important insights about Africanness as defined by three of the continent's most important writers.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A native of Sierra Leone, Jonathan A. Peters has taught at universities in Canada, the United States, and Africa.