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Jones, Eldred D.

Overview
Works: 103 works in 603 publications in 3 languages and 9,911 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Dictionaries  Biography  Periodicals  Book reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PL8010, 896
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Most widely held works about Eldred D Jones
 
Most widely held works by Eldred D Jones
The writing of Wole Soyinka by Eldred D Jones( Book )

44 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African literature today by Eldred D Jones( )

in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wole Soyinka by Eldred D Jones( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Othello's countrymen; the African in English Renaissance drama by Eldred D Jones( Book )

18 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in African literature today : a review by Eldred D Jones( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This issue of African Literature Today is entirely devoted to African women writers and to the presentation of women in African Literature. This is a recognition of two important facts. Firstly, that African women writers, as a number of articles show, have been neglected in male-authored studies and journals. Secondly that the last ten years or so have at last, despite all sociological factors against them, shown a blossoming of accomplished works by African women writers. Running through the articles is the refrain that the cause of womanhood has been inadequately served by African male writers in their works. It is maintained by Sylvia Bryan and Jennifer Evans that there are some men writers who have portrayed independent, complex women characters. However, in the final analysis it has to be left, as Katherine Frank suggests, to women writers to present female characters with a destiny of their own." -- Publisher's description
The Elizabethan image of Africa by Eldred D Jones( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral & written poetry in African literature today : a review by Eldred D Jones( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poetry is very much a growing concern in Africa. The contemporary poet is continuing a long tradition of poetry which in many places pre-dated the advent of writing. The enthusiasm for traditional poetry in Kenya and other parts of Africa has institutionalized the oral form in the written form. The writing poet may well pine for the central position which the griot once occupied in society. But poetry has been and still is a fighting weapon. The poets too often speak from prison -- Brutus, Soyinka, Jacinto. From their roots in Africa to the Antilles, they have carried their songs into battle and too often paid the price. Aimé Césaire's poetry, as Abiola Irele demonstrates, is rooted through myth and metaphor in the soils of Africa and griots and scribes share a common heritage deep in African myth and the rhythms of nature." -- Publisher's description
The Question of language in African literature today : borrowing and carrying : a review by Eldred D Jones( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most African writers are at least bilingual, speaking an African language and writing in an acquired one. How adequately do poets, novelists, playwrights and short story writers use their adopted languages of English and French? To what extent do their African language backgrounds influence or even enrich their achievement in their adopted languages? Do they still use their indigenous languages to express contemporary reality? African Literature Today 17 explores the performance of such writers as Soyinka, Clark, Okigbo, Oyono-Mbia and Uchenna Ubesie, among others." -- Publisher's description
Freetown : a symposium( Book )

8 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical theory & African literature today : a review( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An analysis of the literary criticism of modern African Literature." -- Publisher's description
Orature in African literature today : a review( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"African novelists, playwrights and poets, even when they are writing in one of the colonial languages, draw on their rich ethnic bases. These resources provide ideas, themes and linguistic delight. The myriad languages of the continent, although used today mainly for workday communication, have through the centuries been vehicles for the oral artistic verbal compositions and transmission now formalized as 'orature'." -- Publisher's description
New trends & generations in African literature : a review( Book )

16 editions published between 1948 and 1996 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor Eldred Jones says 'African literature continues to be intensely political and seems destined to remain so for some time. The writers are in the thick of the fight for the true liberation of their countries, a position which is still fraught with dangers.' He believes that 'it is possible to distinguish in the literatures of most countries pre-independence from post-independence literature but only as trends rather than as sudden dramatic breaks.' The articles in this collection point up: The increasing importance of women writers; that war produces a significant change in focus; [and] the growth of literature of protest against the misuse of independence. Professor Jones says 'South African writers will now have to emerge from the dominating theme of apartheid into close examination of humanity in a "free" society... The military phenomenon has provided Nigerian writers with a succession of sub-periods int heir literary history.'" -- Publisher's description
A Krio-English dictionary by Clifford N Fyle( Book )

12 editions published in 1980 in 4 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent trends in the novel( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exile & African literature : a review by Eldred D Jones( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Apartheid was one of the most oppressive, but by no means the only regime to drive African writers into what Eldred Jones calls "the disorienting but sometimes mentally productive state of exile." Buchi Emecheta recently acknowledged that she probably would not have written if she had not been thrown upon her own resources in South London. Bessie Head escaped from her past in South Africa and was met with the difficulties of getting citizenship in Botswana. Ayi Kwei Armag tried Dakar, New York and Dar es Salaam. This volume explores the recurring theme of exile in African literature, both as physical and mental alienation." -- Publisher's description
Childhood in African literature : a review( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"African authors have consistently returned to childhood to find their personal as well as their racial roots. Far from being merely nostalgic yearnings for a lost paradise, many of the treatments of childhood as shown in articles in this issue have exposed a grim reality of cruelty, harshness, parental (particularly paternal) egocentrism and extraordinary bruisings of the vulnerable child psyche. Camara Laye may have portrayed a paradise state but Yvonne Vera has treated one of the cruelest features of childhood anywhere. African authors generally have been sternly responsible in their portrayal of childhood." -- Publisher's description
South & Southern African literature : a review( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel in Africa by Eldred D Jones( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry in Africa by Eldred D Jones( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrospect & prospect( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Women in African literature today : a review
Alternative Names
Durosimi-Jones, Eldred

Durosimi Jones, Eldred 1925-

Eldred Durosimi Jones

Eldred Jones

Jones, E. D.

Jones, E. D. 1925-

Jones, E. D. (Eldred Durosimi)

Jones, E. D. (Eldred Durosimi), 1925-

Jones, Eldred.

Jones, Eldred 1925-

Jones, Eldred D.

Jones, Eldred D. 1925-

Jones, Eldred D. (Eldred Durosimi), 1925-

Jones, Eldred Durosimi.

Jones, Eldred Durosimi 1925-

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Oral & written poetry in African literature today : a reviewThe Question of language in African literature today : borrowing and carrying : a reviewCritical theory & African literature today : a reviewOrature in African literature today : a reviewNew trends & generations in African literature : a reviewExile & African literature : a reviewChildhood in African literature : a reviewSouth & Southern African literature : a review