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  • Fierce Departuresby Leslie C. Sanders

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    The selections in Fierce Departures , drawn from Dionne Brand’s work since 1997, delineate with searing eloquence how history marks and dislocates peoples of the African diaspora, how nations, concretely and conceptually, fail to create safe haven, and how human desire persists nevertheless. Through a widening canvas, Brand unfolds the (im)possibilities... more...

  • Thirty Australian Poetsby Felicity Plunkett

    University of Queensland Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    A landmark anthology celebrating a new generation of Australian poets. 1968 marked a turning point in Australian poetry, when a dynamic wave of new poets sought to revitalise a 'moribund poetic culture'. At the helm of that generation was John Tranter who argued that there would be cycles or generations of poets with peak moments where new poets would... more...

  • The Rich Manby Charles Stewart

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    How does a charming Scotsman educated at Edinburgh University go from being an officer and gentleman in his majesty's forces in Gallipoli - to masquerading as a Dutch doctor in the French Foreign Legion, consorting and working with bootleggers and racketeers in Chicago, being pursued by the FBI, Scotland Yard and Interpol on various charges including... more...

  • Remembering the Bonesby Frances Itani

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 12.99

    Georgina Danforth Witley shares her birthdayApril 21, 1926with Queen Elizabeth II, a coincidence that has led to an invitation to a special 80th-birthday lunch at Buckingham Palace. While she should be on her way to London, Georgie lies injured in a ravine not far from her own house, the result of a car accident en route to the airport. Desperately... more...

  • The Memory of Saltby Alice Melike Ulgezer

    Giramondo Publishing 2012; US$ 21.99

    Ali’s father is a Turkish circus musician performing in Kabul when Ali’s mother, a young pediatrician from Melbourne, meets him in a bar. He plays the trumpet, the saz, the flute, hears voices that urge him to violence, sees angels in the skies and djinns in the street, inscribes prayers and invocations on the walls of his room, and across... more...

  • Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiarby Abigail Ward

    Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    Slavery is a recurring subject in works by the contemporary black writers in Britain Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D’Aguiar, yet their return to this past arises from an urgent need to understand the racial anxieties of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Britain. This book examines the ways in which their literary explorations of slavery... more...

  • Im Bann des Keltenfürstenby Ronald Hummel

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 22.88

    Am Fuß des Ipf, vor 2500 Jahren: Räuber plündern eine Schmiede und legen Feuer. Sie entkommen mit wertvollen Eisenschwertern. Doch wer ließ diese revolutionären Waffen heimlich anfertigen? Der Fürst vom Ipf vermutet Verrat und setzt den Köhlerjungen Itam auf die Sache an. Aber der verliebt sich ausgerechnet in die Frau, die er aushorchen soll. Schließlich... more...

  • Tell Me Friends. Contemporary Stories and Plays of Tanzaniaby Lilian Osaki; B. Noud?hou

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2009; US$ 18.05

    This third volume of Tell Me, Friends collects stories and plays written by students and staff at the University of Dar es Salaam between 2006 and 2008. The stories in the collection are: "Our Man" by Saida Yahya-Othman; "The Window Seat" by Benjamin Branoff; "The Concealed Project" by Zuhura Badru; "The Total Crisis" by Simon Mlundi; and "Testimony"... more...

  • Long Time Coming. Short Writings from Zimbabweby Jane Morris

    amabooks 2008; US$ 9.99

    Long Time Coming brings together short stories and poems from thirty-three writers that provide snapshots of this turbulent period in Zimbabwe's history. Snapshots of living in a country where basic services have crumbled: where shops have no food, taps no water, banks no money, hospitals no drugs, bars no beer. Snapshots of characters surviving against... more...

  • Short Writings from Bulawayo IIIby Jane Morris

    amabooks 2006; US$ 9.99

    Short Writings from Bulawayo won the Literature in English category at the 2005 Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association awards. It is a book of stories, poems and non-fiction pieces that are evocative of Zimbabwe's second city and its rural surroundings. The collection from 23 contributors tells of many things: of family and friendship, or fear and death,... more...