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  • Encyclopaedia of African Literatureby Simon Gikandi

    Taylor and Francis 2003; 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...

  • Ngugi wa Thiong'oby Simon Gikandi

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 43.00

    A comprehensive study of all the works of Kenyan dramatist and novelist, Ngugu wa Thiong'o, first published in 2000. more...

  • Slavery and the Culture of Tasteby Simon Gikandi

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    It would be easy to assume that, in the eighteenth century, slavery and the culture of taste--the world of politeness, manners, and aesthetics--existed as separate and unequal domains, unrelated in the spheres of social life. But to the contrary, Slavery and the Culture of Taste demonstrates that these two areas of modernity were surprisingly entwined.... more...

  • The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945by Simon Gikandi; Evan Mwangi

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 84.99

    The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945 challenges the conventional belief that the English-language literary traditions of East Africa are restricted to the former British colonies of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. Instead, these traditions stretch far into such neighboring countries as Somalia and Ethiopia. Simon Gikandi... more...

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