Neil Lazarus (essay date 1990)
SOURCE: Lazarus, Neil. “Great Expectations and the Mourning After: Decolonization and African Intellectuals.” In Resistance in Postcolonial African Fiction, pp. 1-26. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1990.
[In the following essay, Lazarus outlines the political, social, and cultural circumstances surrounding the development of postcolonial African literature, focusing on the struggle by African writers to establish a new mode of writing based on the changed postcolonial and post-independence conditions in their various nations.]
On March 6, 1957, Ghana gained its independence from Britain, becoming the first sub-Saharan African colony to do so. Over 100,000...
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