Part One. Colonialist Criticism; Africa and Her Writers; Language and the Destiny of Man; Who do African Intellectuals Read?; The Novelist as Teacher; Where Angels Fear to Tread; Thoughts on the African Novel; The African Writer and the English Language; Publishing in Africa: A Writer's View Part Two. Named for Victoria, Queen of England; Tanganyika-Jottings of a Tourist; The African Writer and the Biafran Cause; Dear Tai Solarin; Onitsha, Gift of the Niger; Chi in Igbo Cosmology.
"A Doubleday Anchor Book." Cover illustration Maiden Spirit Mask Nigeria ... Cover design by David November." First published in hardcover by Anchor Press/Doublday in 1975. Anchor Books Paperback Edition: 1976".
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.