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Johnson, Lemuel A.

Overview
Works: 21 works in 57 publications in 2 languages and 2,008 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN56.3.N4, 809.93352
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Most widely held works about Lemuel A Johnson
 
Most widely held works by Lemuel A Johnson
The devil, the gargoyle, and the buffoon : the Negro as metaphor in Western literature by Lemuel A Johnson( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hand on the navel by Lemuel A Johnson( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this, the second volume of his Sierra Leone Trilogy, Lemuel Johnson gives voice to a half-forgotten piece of history, for the most part buried in footnotes and archives: The Royal West African Frontier Force which fought for the allies in Europe, Africa, and Asia during World Wars I and II. The men who saw the strange sights, felt the clash of arms and cultures, came back to their villages and towns unable to forget. "This then is a recording of memories and half-memories, of songs and half-songs - and of half lives," says the dedication, which is addressed to Corporal Bundu, a real soldier of RWAFF, Sierra Leone Regiment, and a man who also once was "pushed deep into France/in his tourniquet and in his morphine." His experiences lead us further into a violent and oddly lyrical world that extends from Burma to Flanders, and in language and style, no less so from the talisman of Swedru to Westminster Abbey and the 1953 coronation of Elizabeth II."--Jacket
Shakespeare in Africa (& other venues) : import & the appropriation of culture by Lemuel A Johnson( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This complex work explores "constellations of encounters and evidence of import in various contexts, ranging from Oxford to the popular stage in Bombay, and from North America's various negotiations of its putative European ancestries to Shakespeare's reception in Africa as compared with that in Europe and the Americas.""--Jacket
Highlife for Caliban by Lemuel A Johnson( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This "high life" in the poetry of Johnson's Sierra Leone Trilogy sets us up for the worlds of Caliban and Tarzan, of St. Augustine and Ophelia; Jane and Shylock; and of His Excellency, the politician. So, too, that of Freetown schools that sound like England and Eton and Harrow. This is "high life"."--Jacket
Carnival of the Old Coast by Lemuel A Johnson( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The concern in Johnson's Sierra Leone Trilogy has been to return to, and re-frame, the years from the 1500s to the 1960s, and to do so by deploying con/texts in the Sierra Leone Krio heritage - with its remarkably elastic history of scatteration and re-grouping; its canon of anguish that is as much a tale from Shakespeare as it is a bolero for Quasimodo. In brief, Carnival of the Old Coast, Hand on the Navel, and Highlife for Caliban all negotiate, traffic and trade as necessary, into a quite complex cultural genealogy. It is a genealogy that is as much Yoruba as it is Afro-Portuguese; as much Liverpool and Hull as Nova Scotia and Jamaican Maroon. The product, too, of the coast of the Carolinas and of the Gullah islands, this carnival of a Krio identity is here answerable to its ancestry in Afro-Christian Shout as it is to the call of the Afro-Islamic Aku Krio mosques of Fourah Bay in the Eastend of Freetown. The result is "pedigree, with weight"--Hagar and Othello; Arabia Felix and Calypso and Buenos Aires. In Johnson's voice, it produces a strange familiarily - like "great hatred in a small house"--and a certain "defiance of figures in wood": "Call us Ishmael (if you please) or Barrabas/Habibatu or Zenobia. Cain, too./we take a count in figure and in sum, /no matter how hissed as injury into the ear./we barter coinage for coin/ and do not sink.""--Jacket
The Negro as a metaphor : a study of esthetic and ethical negativism in English, Spanish and French literatures by Lemuel A Johnson( )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crescent and consciousness : Islamic orthodoxies and the West African novel by Lemuel A Johnson( )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlife of Caliban by Lemuel A Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shakespearean imports : whatever happened to Caliban's mother? Or, the problem with Othello's by Lemuel A Johnson( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Inventions of paradise : the Caribbean and the utopian bent by Lemuel A Johnson( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"His Excellency" and the "Owner of book" : moral vision in African politics and literature by Lemuel A Johnson( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A-beng : (re) calling the body in (to) question by Lemuel A Johnson( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Language, literature & nationalism by Lemuel A Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Diversity & the academic disciplines : do race and gender really matter?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Extended excerpts from two faculty panels discussing the meaning of race and gender in various disciplines. They note that history has tended to equate race and gender with difference and the suspicion of being permanently outside civil or civilizable society. While in many science disciplines, race and gender seem to have no effect on the content of research, questions linger over how a more diverse community of scientists might alter the nature of scientific research. Would a differently constituted cadre of researchers reach different conclusions about what is "important" to a discipline? Is "truth" immutable?
[Third World Symposium] : [with guest speaker Lemuel Johnson]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lemuel Johnson speaks of his life and writing and reads from some of his works
Shakespeare in Africa( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Safaris in the bush of ghosts : Camara Laye, Saul Bellow, and Ayi Kwei Armah by Lemuel A Johnson( )

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

Literature : African/American contexts and texts( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Shakespeare in Africa (& other venues) : import & the appropriation of culture
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Johnson, Lemuel A.

Johnson, Lemuel Adolphus.

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