Stephanie Newell’s volume is denser than I expected – sorry about that. I’m still working my way through it myself, but want to recommend that in Part 1, at least, we focus our attention on:
- Newell’s introduction
- Furniss’s article on Hausa writing from the 30s
- Nwoga’s article on Onitsha Market Literature
- Anorue’s How to Become Rich & Avoid Poverty
The other essays really are fascinating (I’ve particularly enjoyed the Larkin and the Bastian), but I want to be honest about how much material we can hope to meaningfully cover in class. More thoughts on Part 2 coming your way tomorrow.