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Lindfors, Bernth

Overview
Works: 258 works in 813 publications in 1 language and 20,229 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  Bibliography  Biography  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Creator
Classifications: PR9205.A52, 823
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 1,844 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( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,108 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 )

16 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,003 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 )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 919 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 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklore in Nigerian literature by Bernth Lindfors( Book )

12 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 675 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
Ira Aldridge by Bernth Lindfors( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- The lives of Ira Aldridge -- Family matters -- Life in New York City -- Charles Mathews and James Hewlett -- A gentleman of colour -- The African tragedian -- The African Roscius on tour -- A fresh start -- A new venture -- Expanding the repertoire -- London again -- Playing new roles -- Pale experiments -- Dublin -- Racial compliments and abuse -- Re-engagements -- Shakespeare burlesques -- A satirical battering ram -- Covent garden -- Other London engagements -- Moving on
Critical perspectives on Chinua Achebe by Catherine Lynette Innes( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Chinua Achebe by Chinua Achebe( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical perspectives on Amos Tutuola by Bernth Lindfors( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical perspectives on Nigerian literatures( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 474 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 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ira Aldridge, the African Roscius by Bernth Lindfors( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection restores the luster to Ira Aldridge's reputation by examining his extraordinary achievements against all odds. The early essays offer biographical information, while later essays examine his critical and popular reception throughout the world. Here, too, are analyses of Aldridge's performances in some of his most famous roles, as well as surprising new information about his private life. Taken together, these diverse approaches to Aldridge offer a fuller understanding and heightened appreciation of a remarkable man who had an exceptionally interesting life and a spectacular career."--Jacket
Forms of folklore in Africa : narrative, poetic, gnomic, dramatic( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular literatures in Africa by Bernth Lindfors( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black African literature in English, 1982-1986 by Bernth Lindfors( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 352 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. His literary works include Sirens Knuckles Boots (1963), Letters to Martha, and Other Poems from a South African Prison (1968), A Simple Lust (1973), and Stubborn Hope (1978). 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. In addition, he frequently responded to questions about his poetry and political activities put to him by students and faculty in formal and informal interviews that were also captured on tape. 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 land and literature of South Africa. Brutus was an effective anti-apartheid campaigner who succeeded in getting South Africa excluded from the Olympics. His opposition to racial discrimination in sports led to his arrest, banning, and imprisonment on Robben Island. Upon release, he left South Africa and lived most of the rest of his life in exile, where he continued his political work and simultaneously earned an international reputation as a poet who often sang of his love for his country. The tapes are edited by Bernth Lindfors who has added an Introduction and a transcript of a 1970 interview as well as other transcripts of lectures and discussions. Bernth Lindfors is Professor Emeritus of English and African Literatures, The University of Texas at Austin, and founding editor of Research in African Literatures. He has written and edited numerous books on African literature, including Folklore in Nigerian Literature (1973), Popular Literatures in Africa (1991), Africans on Stage (1999), Early Soyinka (2008), and Early Achebe (2009)
Black African literature in English, 1987-1991 by Bernth Lindfors( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 346 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
Dan Jacobson by Sheila Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Twentieth-century Caribbean and Black African writers
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Approaches to teaching Achebe's Things fall apartConversations with Chinua AchebeAfricans on stage : studies in ethnological show businessIra Aldridge, the African RosciusThe Dennis Brutus tapes : essays at autobiography
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English (237)