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- 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...
- 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...
- Continuum International Publishing 2008; US$ 150.00
This book discusses the effects of globalization on languages in Africa. In contrast to previous studies, the contributors examine whether or not globalization is affecting African languages in the same ways and at the same rate in different countries, and how local experiences of language change vary from place to place. Rather than seeing English... 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...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 68.00
Terayama Shuji (1935-1983) was an avant-garde Japanese poet, dramatist, film director, and photographer known for his highly provocative work. In this inventive and revealing work, Steven Ridgely examines Terayama's life and art to show that a conventional notion of him does not do full justice to the meaning and importance of his wide-ranging,... 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...