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African literature african literature refers to the literature of and for the african peoples as george joseph notes on the first page of his chapter on african literature in understanding contemporary africa, while the european perception of literature generally refers to written letters, the african concept includes oral literature. 1-16 of over 300,000 results for african literature african literature: an anthology of criticism and theory jul 2, 2007 african american literary fiction. Contact schools directly - compare 4 masters of arts in african literature 2018.
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