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By: Shara May M. Anacay
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AFRICA TERRA – Land of the afri
AFRI(Plural)
AFER(Singular)
AFER May be from:
PHOENICIAN AFAR – Meaning dust
or
AF...

GREEK APHRIKE –
Meaning without cold or
LATIN APRICA – Meaning
sunny
And later became Africa
ETYMOLOGY

AFRICA – 2nd largest continent next to
Asia
It covers more than ONE – FIFTH Of all
the earth’s surface
It comprises 4...

SUEZ CANAL, THE GULF OF SUEZ AND THE RED
SEA – Separate Africa from Asia
SRAITS OF GIBRALTAR AND MEDITERRANEAN
SEA – S...

FIVE MAJOR LANGUAGES:
1. Afroasiastic languages
2. Click languages
3. Niger – congo languages
4. Sudanic languages
5. A...

ISLAM – Dominant
religion of northern
Africa
It replaced Christianity in the
17th century
RELIGION

LITERARY RATES FOR MEN Are
higher than women
URBAN EDUCATION Are higher than
rural education
RICHEST Countries invest...

It includes ORAL LITERATURE
They called it as ORATURE
ORATURE – Was coined by PIO ZIRIMU
PIO ZIRIMU – Ugandan schola...

PROSE – Mythological or
historical, written or spoken
language
CALL-AND RESPONSE –
Spontaneous verbal and
non-verbal i...

EPIC OF SUNDIATA –
Composed in medieval Mali
EPIC OF DINGA – From Old
Ghana empire
PRE-COLONIAL LITERATURE

KEBRA NAGAST OR THE BOOK
OF KINGS – The best known work
in this tradition
TRICKSTER STORY – One of the popular
form of...

JOSEPH EPHRAIM CASELY
HAYFORD – Published the
1st African novel written in
English
ETHIOPIA UNBOUND –
1st African nove...

HERBERT ISAAC ERNEST
DHLOMO– Published 1st
English- language
African play
THE GIRL WHO LIKED TO SAVE – 1st
English-lang...

NGUGI WA THIONG’O – Wrote
1st east African drama
BLACK HERMIT – 1st east
African drama
COLONIAL LITERATURE

THINGS FALL APART BY CHINUA ACHEBE –
Receive significant worldwide critical acclaim
COLONIAL LITERATURE

LEOPOID SEDAR SENGHOR –
President of Senegal published the
1st anthology of French language poetry
ANTHOLOGY OF THE NE...

ALI A. MAZRUI – Mention 7 CONFLICTS As
THEMES:
- The clash between Africa's past and present
- Between tradition and mo...

WOLE SOYINKA (JULY 13,
1934 IN NIGERIA)
- Foremost ENGLISH
LANGUAGE POET
- He won the NOBEL PRIZE
FOR LITERATUREIN 1986...

- The 2ND AFRICAN WRITER Winner of the
novel Prize was NADINE GORDIMER In
19991
- 1ST PLAY: The swamp dwellers.
- OTHER ...

CHINUA ACHEBE
- Nigerian novelist and
poet
- His 1st novel was
entitled THINGS FALL
APART
- He has been co-editor of
ok...

- OKIKE (Was of Africa's most influential
literary magazines)
- Other works: THE ARROW OF GOD, A
MAN OF THE PEOPLE, GIRL...

JOHN PEPPER CLARK
- Nigerian poet, dramatist, and
literary critic
- Born: APRIL 6, 1935
- Plays: OZIDI AND SONG
OF GOAT...

NGUGI WA THIONG’O
- Born: JANUARY 5, 1938
IN KENYA
- The most important east
African novelist
- 1st two novels: WEEP NO...
BY CHINUA ACHEBE

OKONKWO – Respected and influential
leader
UNOKA – Okonkwo’s father
IKEMEFUNA – He was given to the village
as a peac...

OGBUEFI EZEUDER – Oldest man in
the village
OBIERIKA – Okonkwo’s best friend
EZINMA – Daughter of Okonkwo and
his wif...

CHIELO – Toldcaves okonkwo
that agbala needs to see ezinma
AGBALA – The oracle of the hills
and caves
UCHENDU – Uncle...

EFULEFU – 1st recruits of the
missionaries; they are weak and
worthless men of the village
MR. BROWN – The white
missi...

VOLATILE – Liable to change rapidly and
unpredictably , especially for the worse
APT – Having a tendency to do somethi...

KINSMAN – A man who is one of person’s
blood relations
MACHETE - A broad knife used as an
implement or weapon
BEHEADS...

UMUOFIA – Located in
eastern nigeria
MBANTA – Native village
of okonkwo’s mother
SETTING:

THANK YOU
FOR
WATCHING!

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African literature ppt

  1. 1. By: Shara May M. Anacay
  2. 2.  AFRICA TERRA – Land of the afri AFRI(Plural) AFER(Singular) AFER May be from: PHOENICIAN AFAR – Meaning dust or AFRIDI – Tribe of northern africa ETYMOLOGY
  3. 3.  GREEK APHRIKE – Meaning without cold or LATIN APRICA – Meaning sunny And later became Africa ETYMOLOGY
  4. 4.  AFRICA – 2nd largest continent next to Asia It covers more than ONE – FIFTH Of all the earth’s surface It comprises 46 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES INTRODUCTION
  5. 5.  SUEZ CANAL, THE GULF OF SUEZ AND THE RED SEA – Separate Africa from Asia SRAITS OF GIBRALTAR AND MEDITERRANEAN SEA – Separate Africa from Europe ATLANTIC OCEAN – West INDIAN OCEAN - East INTRODUCTION
  6. 6.  FIVE MAJOR LANGUAGES: 1. Afroasiastic languages 2. Click languages 3. Niger – congo languages 4. Sudanic languages 5. Austronesian languages LANGUAGES
  7. 7.  ISLAM – Dominant religion of northern Africa It replaced Christianity in the 17th century RELIGION
  8. 8.  LITERARY RATES FOR MEN Are higher than women URBAN EDUCATION Are higher than rural education RICHEST Countries invest more than poorest countries in terms of education Only a small fraction of afica’ s young people attend universities EDUCATION
  9. 9.  It includes ORAL LITERATURE They called it as ORATURE ORATURE – Was coined by PIO ZIRIMU PIO ZIRIMU – Ugandan scholar AFRICAN LITERATURE
  10. 10.  PROSE – Mythological or historical, written or spoken language CALL-AND RESPONSE – Spontaneous verbal and non-verbal interaction between the speaker and the listener AFRICAN LITERATURE
  11. 11.  EPIC OF SUNDIATA – Composed in medieval Mali EPIC OF DINGA – From Old Ghana empire PRE-COLONIAL LITERATURE
  12. 12.  KEBRA NAGAST OR THE BOOK OF KINGS – The best known work in this tradition TRICKSTER STORY – One of the popular form of traditional African folktale PRE-COLONIAL LITERATURE
  13. 13.  JOSEPH EPHRAIM CASELY HAYFORD – Published the 1st African novel written in English ETHIOPIA UNBOUND – 1st African novel written in English COLONIAL LITERATURE
  14. 14.  HERBERT ISAAC ERNEST DHLOMO– Published 1st English- language African play THE GIRL WHO LIKED TO SAVE – 1st English-language African play COLONIAL LITERATURE
  15. 15.  NGUGI WA THIONG’O – Wrote 1st east African drama BLACK HERMIT – 1st east African drama COLONIAL LITERATURE
  16. 16.  THINGS FALL APART BY CHINUA ACHEBE – Receive significant worldwide critical acclaim COLONIAL LITERATURE
  17. 17.  LEOPOID SEDAR SENGHOR – President of Senegal published the 1st anthology of French language poetry ANTHOLOGY OF THE NEW BLACK AND MALAGASY POETRY IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE – 1st anthology of French language poetry COLONIAL LITERATURE
  18. 18.  ALI A. MAZRUI – Mention 7 CONFLICTS As THEMES: - The clash between Africa's past and present - Between tradition and modernity - Between individualism and community - Between socialism and capitalism - Between development and self-reliance - Between Africanity and humanity POST-COLONIAL LIT
  19. 19.  WOLE SOYINKA (JULY 13, 1934 IN NIGERIA) - Foremost ENGLISH LANGUAGE POET - He won the NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATUREIN 1986 - 1ST AFRICAN WRITER Who won the novel prize for literature in 1986 AFRICAN RITERS AND POETS
  20. 20.  - The 2ND AFRICAN WRITER Winner of the novel Prize was NADINE GORDIMER In 19991 - 1ST PLAY: The swamp dwellers. - OTHER PLAYS: Death and the king’s horse man, opera wonyosi and play of giants. AFRICAN RITERS AND POETS
  21. 21.  CHINUA ACHEBE - Nigerian novelist and poet - His 1st novel was entitled THINGS FALL APART - He has been co-editor of okike AFRICAN WRITERS AND POETS
  22. 22.  - OKIKE (Was of Africa's most influential literary magazines) - Other works: THE ARROW OF GOD, A MAN OF THE PEOPLE, GIRLS AT WAR, CHRISTMAS IN BIAFRA AND OTHER POEMS AFRICAN WRITERS AND POETS
  23. 23.  JOHN PEPPER CLARK - Nigerian poet, dramatist, and literary critic - Born: APRIL 6, 1935 - Plays: OZIDI AND SONG OF GOAT - Representative of his poetry was the volume, A DEVADE OF TONGUES. AFRICAN WRITERS AND POETS
  24. 24.  NGUGI WA THIONG’O - Born: JANUARY 5, 1938 IN KENYA - The most important east African novelist - 1st two novels: WEEP NOT, CHILD AND THE RIVER BETWEEN AFRICAN WRITERS AND POETS
  25. 25. BY CHINUA ACHEBE
  26. 26.  OKONKWO – Respected and influential leader UNOKA – Okonkwo’s father IKEMEFUNA – He was given to the village as a peace offering by neighboring mbaino NWOYE – Okonkwo’s son OJIUGO – Youngest wife of okonkwo EKWEFI – Second wife of okonkwo CHARACTERS:
  27. 27.  OGBUEFI EZEUDER – Oldest man in the village OBIERIKA – Okonkwo’s best friend EZINMA – Daughter of Okonkwo and his wife Ekwefi EGWUGWU – Nine clan leaders, also represent nine villages of Umuofia MGBAFO – Had been severely beaten by her husband CHARACTERS:
  28. 28.  CHIELO – Toldcaves okonkwo that agbala needs to see ezinma AGBALA – The oracle of the hills and caves UCHENDU – Uncle of okonkwo And a village elder of mbanta CHI – Personal spirit CHARACTERS:
  29. 29.  EFULEFU – 1st recruits of the missionaries; they are weak and worthless men of the village MR. BROWN – The white missionary REVEREND JAMES SMITH - Becomes the new head of the christian church CHARACTERS:
  30. 30.  VOLATILE – Liable to change rapidly and unpredictably , especially for the worse APT – Having a tendency to do something PROVOCATION – Action or speech that makes someone annoyed or angry, especially deliberately EXILE – Expel, banish, drive out, throw out; to be away from one’s home VOCABULARY:
  31. 31.  KINSMAN – A man who is one of person’s blood relations MACHETE - A broad knife used as an implement or weapon BEHEADS – Form of execution CLANSMAN – A male member of a clan ORACLE – Authority, mentor, and adviser SQUANDERED – Waste something in a reckless and foolish manner VOCABULARY:
  32. 32.  UMUOFIA – Located in eastern nigeria MBANTA – Native village of okonkwo’s mother SETTING:
  33. 33.  THANK YOU FOR WATCHING! 

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