C. L. Innes

Life
B. Sidney, Australia; ed. there and in USA as post-grad. at Oregon Univ., Tuskegee Institute, Alabama (1968-70); and doctorate in comparative lit. at Cornell with these on Black and Irish Cultural Nationalism; lect. at Univ. of Massechussets; assoc. ed. Okike, with Chinua Achebe; exchange lecturer at Kent, 1975 and remained in permanent post, with Jan Montefiore, et al.; issued author of The Devil's Own Mirror: The Irishman and the African in Modern Literature (1990) and, Women and Nation (1993), &c.

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Works
Chinua Achebe: Arrow of God - a critical view, ed., Yolande Cantù [British Council] (Collins 1985); Sel. with Chinua Achebe, African Short Stories (London: Heinemann 1985); xvi, 159pp.; The Devil's Own Mirror: The Irishman and the African in Modern Literature (Washington, DC: Three Continents Press [1990]), vii, 113pp.; Chinua Achebe: A Critical Study (Cambridge UP 1990), xvii, 199pp.; The Devil's Own Mirror: the Irish and the African in Modern Literature (1990); Woman and Nation in Irish Literature and Society, 1880-1935 (Athens: Georgia UP; Harvester Wheatsheaf 1993), xii, 208pp.; A History of Black and South Asian Writing in Britain, 1700 - 2000 (2002), xxi, 308.

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References
There is a web page at University of Kent [link].

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Quotation
Women and Nation (Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf 1993): ‘Irish portrayals of their country fall into two categories: those that depict Ireland as a maiden, and those that depict her [sic] as a mother’ (pp.15-16).

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