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- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 103.00
There exists a strong tendency within Western literary criticism to either deny the existence of epics in Africa or to see African literatures as exotic copies of European originals. In both cases, Western criticism has largely failed to acknowledge the distinctiveness of African literary aesthetics. This book revises traditional literary canons in... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 67.20
The Changing Face of African Literature combines both the large picture a synopsis of current trends in African literature and the small: studies of individual texts and of themes across several texts. The large and the small are linked by recurring themes, such as gender and sexuality, the nation-state and its collapse, AIDS, war, and... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 70.00
This collection of essays on Zimbabwean literature brings together studies of both Rhodesian and Zimbabwean literature, spanning different languages and genres. It charts the at times painful process of the evolution of Rhodesian/ Zimbabwean identities that was shaped by pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial realities. The hybrid nature of the society... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 86.80
Africa Writing Europe offers critical readings of the meaning and presence of Europe in a variety of African literary texts. The first of its kind, it shifts the focus from questions of African identity to readings which delineate ideas of Europe also in texts written specifically in an African context. It seeks to place the representations of Europe... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 16.00
This collection features a brilliant new translation of the Japanese master's stories with an introduction by Haruki Murakami. Akutagawa?s disturbing tales of human passion capture the cultural upheaval of early twentieth century Japan, ranging from ?In the Grove,? the basis of Kurosawa?s famous film Rashomon, to Akutagawa?s later, more autobiographical... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00
For nearly a decade, writers' collectives such as Kwani Trust in Kenya and Femrite , the Ugandan women writers' association, have dramatically reshaped the East African literary scene. Women's Literature in Kenya and Uganda: The Trouble with Modernity extends the purview of postcolonial literary studies by providing the long overdue critical... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00
How do you write yourself into a literature that doesn't know you exist? This was the conundrum confronted by Nakagami Kenji (1946û1992), who counted himself among the buraku-min, Japan's largest minority. His answer brought the histories and rhetorical traditions of buraku writing into the high culture of Japanese literature for the first time... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 90.00
This volume explores four key themes emanating from Okakura Tenshin?s philosophy and legacy: Okakura Tenshin and the ideal of Pan-Asianism; other forms of Pan-Asianism; art and Asia, and ways of defining Asia. Okakura Tenshin (1862-1913) is a significant figure in Japan?s modern intellectual history. more...