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1 Ms. Anne Dominik O. Supera African LiteratureEnglish 22nd Year St. IgnatiusMs. Anne Dominik O. SuperaSeptember 12, 2011
2 Africais the world's second largest and second most populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area. With 1.0 billion people (as of 2009, see table) in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14.72% of the world's human population.
3 What is African Literature? refers to literature of and from Africa.consists of a body of work in different languages and various genres, ranging from oral literature to literature written in colonial language.
4 James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967)was an American with African ethnicity poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "Harlem was in vogue“First published in The Crisis in 1921, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers", which became Hughes's signature poem, was collected in his first book of poetry The Weary Blues (1926).
5 The Negro Speaks of River Langston HughesI've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.My soul has grown deep like the rivers.
6 I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep. I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it. I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy bosom turn all golden in the sunset.
7 I've known rivers: Ancient, dusky rivers. My soul has grown deep like the rivers.
8 EDUCATION is the medium by which a people are prepared for the creation of their own particular civilization, and the advancement and glory of their own race.Marcus Garvey
9 CITATION Images.yahoo.com poets.org English for a Better World by: Esther L. Baraceros, Ph.D.