Marita: Or the Folly of Love. A Novel by A. Native

Newell, Prof Steph, ed. (2002) Marita: Or the Folly of Love. A Novel by A. Native. Brill. ISBN 9-004-12186-2

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Abstract

On 20th January 1886, the first instalment of what is probably the first West African novel in English was published in a Ghanaian newspaper, *The Western Echo* by a male author using the pseudonym 'A. Native'. This edition, with a 20,000 word introduction by Newell, brings the instalments together for the first time. What is revealed is a powerful tale of the disastrous consequences for African men of abandoning polygyny and marrying according to colonial marriage laws.

Item Type: Edited Book
Additional Information: 1st published 2002; New Revised edition to be published in 2007.
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Depositing User: Steph Newell
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:48
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2012 22:02
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28269
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