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Ibitokun, B. M. "The Hemorrhage of Time in Tchicaya's Le Mauvais sang." Ufahamu; Journal of the African Activist Association 10, No. 3 (Spring 1981): 29-41.

Explores the ways Le Mauvais sang presents and dramatizes the historical effects slavery and colonialism.

Moore, Gerald. "The Politics of Negritude." Protest & Conflict in African Literature, edited by Cosmo Pieterse and Donald Munro, pp. 26-42. New York: Africana Publishing Corporation, 1969.

Discusses Tchicaya's contributions to the negritude movement.

Moore, Gerald. "Tchicaya U Tam'si: The Uprooted Tree." In his Twelve African Writers, pp. 146-69. Hutchinson University Library for Africa, 1980.

Thematic and stylistic analysis of Tchicaya's poetry and plays in relation to the poet's biography.

Rein, Susan Erica. "Religiosity in the Poetry of Tchicaya U Tam'si." Journal of Religion in Africa X, No. 3 (1979): 234-49.

Discusses religious themes and imagery in Tchicaya's poetry, proposing that the poet's concept of religiosity unites aspects of both "African religion" and Catholicism.

Spronk, Johannes M. "Chaka and the Problem of Power in the French Theater of Black Africa." The French Review 57, No. 5 (April 1984): 634-40.

Examines the historical and ideological influences of Chaka, nineteenth-century king of the African Zulu tribe, on a number of playwrights, including Tchicaya.

Yewah, Emmanuel. "Political Rhetoric in/and the African Text." Research in African Literatures 21, No. 2 (Summer 1990): 67-78.

Examines the speeches in Le Destin glorieux du Maréchal Nnikon Nniku prince qu'on sort in terms of the text's rhetorical elements, demonstrating how the "phraseological and ideological planes help create an image of the speech maker."

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