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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
Just as Africa and the West have traditionally fit into binaries of Darkness/Enlightenment, Savage/Modern, Ugly/Beautiful, and Ritual/Art, among others, much of Western cultural production rests upon the archetypal binary of Trickster/Epic, with trickster aesthetics and commensurate cultural forms characterizing Africa. Challenging this binary and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
Using case studies, this book explores the publishing of African literature, addressing the construction of literary value, relationships between African writers and British publishers, and importance of the African market. It analyses the historical, political and economic conditions framing the emergence of postcolonial literature. more...
- Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 146.00
Besides searching book reviews, an interview with the writer Tijan M. Sallah, a full report on the 6th Ethiopian International Film Festival, and a stimulating selection of creative writing (including a showcase of recent South African poetry), this issue of Matatu offers general essays on African womens poetry, anglophone Cameroonian literature,... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 64.99
With its range of subject texts, Literary Expressions of African Spirituality builds a critical framework for exploring the presence and import of African spirituality in black Ameri-Atlantic artistic musings. These essays illustrate the intricate network of African spiritual transportations and transformations among New World and continental... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95
Mahmoud Darwish is a literary rarity: at once critically acclaimed as one of the most important poets in the Arabic language, and beloved as the voice of his people. A legend in Palestine, his lyrics are sung by fieldworkers and schoolchildren. He has assimilated some of the world's oldest literary traditions while simultaneously struggling to open... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
This is the first systematic literary study of one of the masterpieces of classical Arabic literature, the fourth/tenth century Kitāb al-aghānī ( The Book of Songs ) by Abū I-Faraj al-Isbahānī. Until now the twenty-four volume Book of Songs has been regarded as a rather chaotic but priceless mine of information about classical Arabic music, literature... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 45.00
Anglophone postcolonial studies has been characterized by its secular nature. Yet as the first generation of scholars grapples with mortality, a yearning for spiritual meaning is emerging in many texts. This study synthesizes the sacred language used in these texts with critical theory in order to create a holistic frame for interpretive analysis.... more...
- Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 34.95
In 2009, Anglophone Cameroon literature celebrated its fifty years of existence. Now at the mature age of fifty plus this literature has a great deal to write home about even if it still has a lot to do in its pursuit of excellence. Part of its maturity resides in the fact that although the scale of literary creativity and literary criticism is skewed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 178.00
The Arabs during a thousand years or more produced one of the richest and most extensive literatures of the world, embracing fine poetry (of the fierce desert life equally with the sophistication of royal courts), belles lettres (learned essays, satires, de arte amoris), religious, mystical and philosophical writings, and huge compendia of history,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 300.00
This is a complete English translation of the famous Ethiopian work "The Kebra Nagast" -- "The Glory of the Kings of Ethiopia." Compiled by a Coptic priest in the 6th century AD, from much older material, "The Kebra Nagast" is a remarkable mixture of legends and traditions, some historical and some of a mythic quality, derived from the Old Testament... more...