A scholarly journal devoted to writing in the English Language in Africa. Founded in 1974, it focuses on original research on African writing in English, with a leaning towards historical rather than theoretical enquiry.
Published in two volumes. The first volume contains essays, critical studies and reviews on all aspects of Commonwealth literature; the second a bibliography issue, providing an annual checklist of publications in each region of the Commonwealth.
Scholarly articles on all aspects of the oral and written literatures of Africa submitted in English, French or other languages (but published in English) for members of the African Literature Association.
Focuses on renewal of practices of intellectual criticism. Recognizes tradition of social, political & cultural criticism in & about regional/diasporic Caribbean & honors tradition but argues with it because through argument tradition renews itself.