Authors

Bernth Lindfors

Abstract

Upon returning to the University of lbadan in 1960 after more than five years of study and work in England, Wole Soyinka wrote a brief essay on 'The Future of West African Writing' for a young campus publication called The Horn. 1 In it he praised Chinua Achebe for displaying an 'unquestioning acceptance' of West African subject matter in his novel Things Fall Apart. Soyinka believed that this 'seemingly indifferent acceptance' of one's own cultural milieu marked 'the turning point in our literary development', for it departed radically from the attitudes of earlier writers who had distorted African reality.

Share

COinS
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.