Summary and Analysis of The Marriage of Anansewa

Background: Efua Sutherland (1924 –1996) was born on 27 June 1924 as Efua Theodora Morgue in Cape Coast, Gold Coast (now Ghana), where she studied teaching at St Monica’s Training College in Mampong. She then went to England to continue...

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Summary and Analysis of ‘Letter to Martha 17’

Background: Dennis Vincent Brutus (1924–2009) was born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia in 1924 to South African parents, Brutus was of indigenous Khoi, Dutch, French, English, German and Malaysian ancestry. His parents moved back home to Port Elizabeth when he was...

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Summary and Analysis of ‘Building the Nation’

Background: Christopher Henry Muwanga Barlow (1929-2006) was born on 1st May 1929 in Uganda. Henry Barlow attended King’s College Budo (1936–48), where he excelled in cricket and lawn tennis. It was at Budo that Barlow discovered poetry. He joined Makerere...

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Summary and Analysis of ‘Nightfall in Soweto’

Background: Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali (1940—) was born in Vryheid Natal, South Africa on January 17 1940. After his early education, he left Johannesburg. He attempted to gain admission into the University of Witwatersrand but apartheid disallowed this. He worked as...

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Summary and Analysis of ‘Night Rain’ by JP Clark

Background: John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo (1935-2020), popularly known as J. P. Clark, was born in Kiagbodo, Delta State, Nigeria, to Ijaw parents on April 6 1935. Clark received his early education at the Native Administration School and the prestigious Government College...

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Summary and Analysis of ‘Stanley Meets Mutesa’ by David Rubadiri

Background James David Rubadiri (1930- ) was born in Liuli, Nyasaland (now Malawi), on July 19, 1930. Rubadiri attended King’s College, Budo in Uganda from 1941-1950 then Makerere University from 1952-1956, where he graduated from with a bachelor’s degree in...

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