Afterword

  • Neil McEwan

Abstract

African writers are unlikely to allow their work to slide into mere formalism but they are increasingly captured by the idea of subjecting or sacrificing ‘the novel as art’ to a cause for the public good. What is ‘commitment’ in fiction, and what effect do novels have on their readers?

Keywords

Europe Nigeria Fist 

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Notes

  1. 1.
    Quoted in Hans Zell and Helene Silver (eds), A Reader’s Guide to African Literature (Heinemann, 1972) p. 192.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Wole Soyinka, The Man Died: Prison Notes (Rex Collings, 1972; Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1975 ).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Detained: A Writer’s Prison Diary (Heinemann, 1981).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Christopher Ricks, Keats and Embarrassment (Cambridge University Press, 1976) p. 1.Google Scholar
  5. 7.
    George Novack, Understanding History: Marxist Essays ( New York: Pathfinder Press, 1972 ).Google Scholar

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© Neil McEwan 1983

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