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Lindfors, Bernth

Overview
Works: 220 works in 781 publications in 1 language and 19,824 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  Bibliography  Biography  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: PR9205.A52, 810.99729
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bernth Lindfors
Twentieth-century Caribbean and Black African writers( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles more than thirty Caribbean and Black African writers of the twentieth century, presenting primary and secondary bibliographies and illustrated biographical essays that chronicle each writer's career in detail
Early African entertainments abroad : from the Hottentot Venus to Africa's first Olympians by Bernth Lindfors( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries African and pseudo-African performers were displayed as curiosities throughout Europe and America. Appearing in circuses, ethnographic exhibitions, and traveling shows, these individuals and troupes drew large crowds. As Bernth Lindfors shows, the showmen, impresarios, and even scientists who brought supposedly representative inhabitants of the "Dark Continent" to a gaping public often selected the performers for their sensational impact. Spotlighting and exaggerating physical, mental, or cultural differences, the resulting displays reinforced pernicious racial stereotypes and left a disturbing legacy.--Provided by publisher
Twentieth-century Caribbean and Black African writers( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the post-colonial Anglophone writers from Africa and the Caribbean and their works
Black African literature in English : a guide to information sources by Bernth Lindfors( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaches to teaching Achebe's Things fall apart by Bernth Lindfors( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklore in Nigerian literature by Bernth Lindfors( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African literatures and beyond : a florilegium by Bernth Lindfors( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tribute collection reflects the wide range and diversity of James Gibbs's academic interests. The focus is on Africa, but comparative studies of other literatures also receive attention. Fiction, drama, and poetry by writers from Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ireland, England, Germany, India, and the Caribbean are surveyed alongside significant missionaries, scientists, performers, and scholars. The writers discussed include Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Kobina Sekyi, Raphael Armattoe, J.E. Casely Hayford, Michael Dei-Anang, Kofi Awoonor, Ayi Kwei A
Critical perspectives on Chinua Achebe by Catherine Lynette Innes( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Chinua Achebe by Chinua Achebe( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical perspectives on Amos Tutuola by Bernth Lindfors( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical perspectives on Nigerian literatures( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africans on stage : studies in ethnological show business( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forms of folklore in Africa : narrative, poetic, gnomic, dramatic( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular literatures in Africa by Bernth Lindfors( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ira Aldridge : the early years, 1807-1833 by Bernth Lindfors( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ira Aldridge: The Early Years, 1807-1833 chronicles the rise of one of the modern world's first black classical actors, as he ascended from an impoverished childhood in New York City to a career as a celebrated thespian on the British stage. After a successful debut in London in 1825, Aldridge began touring the British provinces, billing himself grandiloquently as the "African Roscius," and attracting crowds with his powerful presence and style. He received accolades not only as a tragedian in classic roles such as Othello and Oroonoko but also as a comic actor in popular farces and musicals. In 1833, when a bill to abolish slavery was being debated in Parliament, he was called back to London to perform at one of the city's most prestigious theaters, where his appearance, now under his own name but also billed as "a native of Senegal," created a great deal of controversy. In dealing with Aldridge's emergence as a professional actor in the United Kingdom, Lindfors here records in detail the ups and downs of his itinerant existence in a world where no theatergoer had ever seen anyone like him on stage before. Aldridge was genuinely a unique phenomenon in Britain at a pivotal point in history
Black African literature in English, 1987-1991 by Bernth Lindfors( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Black African Literature in English, 1987-1991 is the continuation of the 1982-1986 and earlier volumes compiled by Bernth Lindfors, and lists all the important works produced on Anglophone black African literature published between 1987 and 1991. Containing almost 9,000 entries - some of which are annotated to identify the authors discussed - it covers books and periodical articles, as well as providing selective coverage of other relevant sources of informed commentary. Also included are a very substantial number of articles which have appeared in African newspapers and magazines."--BOOK JACKET
Black African literature in English, 1982-1986 by Bernth Lindfors( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dan Jacobson by Sheila Roberts( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dennis Brutus tapes : essays at autobiography by Dennis Brutus( )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dennis Brutus (1924-2009) is known internationally as a South African poet, anti-apartheid activist and campaigner for human rights and the release of political prisoners. When Dennis Brutus was a Visiting Professor at The University of Texas at Austin in 1974-75, he recorded on tape a series of reflections on his life and career. Transcripts of a selection of these tapes, as well as reprints of two interviews recorded earlier, are reproduced here in order to put on record fragments of the autobiography of a remarkable man who lived in extraordinary times and managed to leave his mark on the l
Early Nigerian literature by Bernth Lindfors( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Twentieth-century Caribbean and Black African writersApproaches to teaching Achebe's Things fall apartConversations with Chinua AchebeAfricans on stage : studies in ethnological show businessThe Dennis Brutus tapes : essays at autobiography
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English (236)