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Jeyifo, Biodun 1946-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 170 publications in 1 language and 3,935 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Drama  History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, wpr, Thesis advisor, Creator, Opponent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR9387.9.S6, 822.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Biodun Jeyifo
 
Most widely held works by Biodun Jeyifo
Wole Soyinka : politics, poetics, and postcolonialism by Biodun Jeyifo( )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jeyifo examines the connections between the innovative and influential writings of Wole Soyinka and his radical political activism. Jeyifo carries out detailed analyses of Soyinka's most ambitious works, relating them to the controversies generated by Soyinka's use of literature and theatre for radical political purposes. The evaluations of this study are presented in the context of Soyinka's sustained engagement with the violence of collective experience in post-independence, postcolonial Africa. No existing study of Soyinka's works and career has attempted such a systematic investigation of their complex relationship to politics."--Jacket
Conversations with Wole Soyinka by Wole Soyinka( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within these interviews, Soyinka is forthright, clear and eloquent. He addresses many facets of his writing and plumbs pressing issues of culture, society and community
The Oxford encyclopedia of African thought( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anticolonialist movements of Pan Africanism and Negritude, The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition on the continent and throughout the diaspora. All major trends in African philosophy, political theory, and religion will be covered, as well as significant historical figures and social movements" -- homepage, viewed September 7, 2010
Modern African drama : backgrounds and criticism( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents eight twentieth-century plays from seven African countries, along with explanatory notes and over thirty background writings and works of criticism
Perspectives on Wole Soyinka : freedom and complexity( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly every major contemporary school of critical theory is represented here - from analytic philosophy to reconstructed Marxism, from poststructuralism to postcoloniality, and from feminism to recuperated phenomenology. This diversity of theoretical interests and interpretive approaches unites Soyinka's art with his political activism." "Gathered here in this collection, the essays simultaneously showcase Soyinka's postcolonial politics and his literary aestheticism. They reveal the irony that the downtrodden peoples whom Soyinka champions are those who cannot read his stirring books or see his compelling dramas." "This volume will afford Soyinka's readers a heightened sense of the wit, humor, and eloquence of this leading writer-activist of Africa and the English-speaking world."--Jacket
The truthful lie : essays in a sociology of African drama by Biodun Jeyifo( Book )

7 editions published between 1900 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa in the world & the world in Africa : essays in honor of Abiola Irele( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The locations and dislocations of African literature : a dialogue between humanities and social science scholars( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the Predators' Republic : Political and Cultural Journalism, 2007-2013 by Biodun Jeyifo( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yoruba popular travelling theatre of Nigeria by Biodun Jeyifo( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Nigerian literature : a retrospective and prospective exploration by Biodun Jeyifo( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford encyclopedia of African thought( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anti-colonialist movements of Pan-Africanism and Negritude, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition both on the continent in its entirety and throughout the African Diaspora in the Americas and in Europe. The term "African thought" has been interpreted in the broadest sense to embrace all those forms of discourse - philosophy, political thought, religion, literature, important social movements - that contribute to the formulation of a distinctive vision of the world determined by or derived from the African experience. The Encyclopedia is a large-scale work of 350 entries covering major topics involved in the development of African Thought including historical figures and important social movements, producing a collection that is an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent research, and a solid guide for further study
The Oxford encyclopedia of African thought( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anti-colonialist movements of Pan-Africanism and Negritude, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition both on the continent in its entirety and throughout the African Diaspora in the Americas and in Europe. The term "African thought" has been interpreted in the broadest sense to embrace all those forms of discourse - philosophy, political thought, religion, literature, important social movements - that contribute to the formulation of a distinctive vision of the world determined by or derived from the African experience. The Encyclopedia is a large-scale work of 350 entries covering major topics involved in the development of African Thought including historical figures and important social movements, producing a collection that is an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent research, and a solid guide for further study
Modern African drama( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of African literature : implications for practical criticism by Chidi Amuta( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic work that overturns conventional assessments of African literature, offering a unique contribution to literary criticism
Understanding Nigeria and the new imperialism : essays 2000-2006 by Edwin Madunagu( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa, Europe, Caribbean : political commentaries by Biodun Jeyifo( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soyinka de-mythologised : notes on a materialist reading of A Dance of the forests, the Road and Kongi's Harvest by Biodun Jeyifo( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Wole Soyinka by Wole Soyinka( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African signs in contemporary African American art: artist's presentations and panel discussion - I by Joyce Scott( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mullen, a poet and one of the symposium's four featured artists, begins the afternoon by reflecting on how African Americans use the written word differently from the traditional or dominant culture. She argues that in the African experience, the word is not necessarily used as a communicator rather as a tool for transmitting the spiritual. Scott, another of the symposium's featured artists, describes her quilt and bead art as 'art for its own sake'. While she admits to African and Native American influence in the crafting of her artworks and a great pride in her ancestry, she claims that her art is more about understanding herself as a human, than as an Afican American. The two artists are then joined by Professors Hassan, Jeyifo and Brown for a discussion of African American art
 
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Conversations with Wole Soyinka
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Conversations with Wole SoyinkaThe Oxford encyclopedia of African thoughtModern African drama : backgrounds and criticismPerspectives on Wole Soyinka : freedom and complexityAfrica in the world & the world in Africa : essays in honor of Abiola IreleThe Oxford encyclopedia of African thoughtThe Oxford encyclopedia of African thoughtModern African dramaConversations with Wole Soyinka
Alternative Names
Biodun Jeyifo.

Languages
English (130)