Lynne Rienner Publishers Logo

Critical Perspectives on Lusophone Literature from Africa

Donald Burness, editor
ISBN: 978-0-89410-015-4
ISBN: 978-0-89410-016-1
1981/307 pages


The struggle for liberation from colonial rule in lusophone Africa, which culminated in the creation of several independent nations, has produced a vigorous body of works that are innovative in both theme and language.

This collection of critical essays, accompanied by more than 30 illustrations and photographs, covers a range of literary forms (both oral and written) and also discusses the political, historical, and ethnic contexts of lusophone writings. The book features general essays about national literatures, as well as articles devoted to such writers as Luandino Vieira, Agostinho Neto, Cordeiro da Matta, and Castro Soromenho. 


Donald Burness is coordinator of the English Program at Franklin Pierce College. Two of his books, A Horse of White Clouds and Echoes of the Sunbird, have won Kwanzaa awards from the Africa Network.