Wole Soyinka, Nigeria’s most versatile writer, has played a significant role in shaping post-colonial African poetry, drama, fiction, autobiography and criticism for years. His writings, cosmopolitan yet deeply embedded in Yoruba thought, have contributed to the formation of a Black aesthetic that challenges Western theories of art and literature. What is Soyinka’s contribution to World Literature? How does the new generation of African writers view Soyinka? How do we read Soyinka in new times and places? Has his own vision undergone a change over the years?
Contributions of 6000-7000 words are invited for an anthology on Wole Soyinka for the use of graduate students in India. Essays, particularly those offering post-colonial and nativist readings, dealing with any aspect of Soyinka's fiction, poetry, drama, autobiography and criticism are welcome.
Interested scholars should email Anjali Roy at the following email address with an abstract of about 250 words by 31st January 2005. Full papers will be due by June 2005.
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology
Kharagpur 721 302
Phone 03222 283616
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