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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 65.95
The most comprehensive reference work on African literature to date, this book covers all the key historical and cultural issues in the field. The Encyclopedia contains over 600 entries covering criticism and theory, African literature's development as a field of scholarship, and studies of established and lesser-known writers and their texts. While... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1996; US$ 45.95
This collection is a study of African literature framed by the central, and multi-faceted, idea of 'mother' - motherland, mothertongue, motherwit, motherhood, mothering - looking at the paradoxical location of (m)other as both central and marginal. Whilst the volume stands as a sustained feminist analysis, it engages feminist theory itself by showing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95
During the past two years work has been started on the preparation of a new Swahili dictionary, and while the work is still at an early stage of development it is clear that two particularly difficult problems concern the extent to which lexical material can be systematized, and the manner in which this can best achieved. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 41.95
The three texts in this book are by three of The Gambia?s leading bards, Bamba Suso, Banna Kanute and Dembo Kanute. A brief biographical note on each of these three bards will be found before the text which each has provided. The texts by Bamba Suso and Banna Kanute are included here as illustrative of the differences of both style and content... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1996; US$ 98.00
This text is devoted to studies of the languages and cultures of the Cushitic-speaking peoples of the Horn of Africa. It is concerned with linguistics in a technical sense, and analyzes the oral literature of the people of the area. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 107.00
This clearly organised and accessible new book provides a comprehensive description of the major syntactic structures of Chichewa. Assuming no prior knowledge of current theory, it covers topics such as relative clause and question formation, interactions between tone and syntactic structure, and aspects of clause structure such as complementation. more...
- Taylor & Francis 2008; US$ 144.00
Looks at both the Anglophone literature of South Africa and the lusophone literature of Angola and Mozambique. This study suggests that the prevalence of 'colonial' languages such as English and Portuguese in 'anticolonial' or 'postcolonial' African Literature is primarily an effect of the print network. more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 238.00
A Grammar of Eton is a full grammatical description of the Cameroonian Bantu language Eton, spoken just north of the capital Yaoundé. It is entirely based on original fieldwork, since Eton has no written tradition and had never been studied before. This study provides an analysis of Eton's sound structures and of the structure of words and clauses,... more...