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  • Gumiguruby Togara Muzanenhamo

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    Gumiguru is the tenth month of the Shona calendar?a month of dryness and heat before the first rains fall and rejuvenate the land. Togara Muzanenhamo?s second collection is a cycle of poems distilling the experiences of a decade into one calendar year, framed through the natural and agricultural landscapes of Zimbabwe. The book stands as both an elegy... more...

  • Over the Moonby Imtiaz Dharker

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 15.97

    Imtiaz Dharker was born in Pakistan, grew up a Muslim Calvinist in a Lahori household in Glasgow, was adopted by India and married into Wales. Her main themes are drawn from a life of transitions: childhood, exile, journeying, home, displacement, religious strife and terror, and latterly, grief. She is also an accomplished artist, and all her collections... more...

  • Irish Cosmopolitanismby Nels Pearson

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    Looking at the writing of three Irish expatriates who lived in Trieste, London, and Paris, Nels Pearson challenges conventional critical trends that view their work as either affirming Irish anti-colonial sentiment or embracing international identity. In reality, he argues, these writers work constantly back and forth between a sense of national belonging... more...

  • Science in Wonderland: The scientific fairy tales of Victorian Britainby Melanie Keene

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    In Victorian Britain an array of writers captured the excitement of new scientific discoveries, and enticed young readers and listeners into learning their secrets, by converting introductory explanations into quirky, charming, and imaginative fairy-tales; forces could be fairies, dinosaurs could be dragons, and looking closely at a drop of water revealed... more...

  • Postcolonial Custodianshipby Filippo Menozzi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book engages with current developments in postcolonial research, exploring notions of cultural transmission, tradition and modernity, authenticity, cross-cultural aesthetics and postcolonial ethics. The author considers the ethical responsibility of the postcolonial intellectual, enhancing our understanding of this topic through the concept of... more...

  • Caribbean Literature in Englishby Louis James

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.95

    Caribbean Literature in English places its subject in its precise regional context. The `Caribbean', generally considered as one area, is highly discrete in its topography, race and languages, including mainland Guyana, the Atlantic island of Barbados, the Lesser Antilles, Trinidad, and Jamaica, whose size and history gave it an early sense of separate... more...

  • When God Is a Travellerby Arundhathi Subramaniam

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 13.05

    Shortlisted for the 2014 T.S. Eliot Prize Poetry Book Society Choice These are poems of wonder and precarious elation, about learning to embrace the seemingly disparate landscapes of hermitage and court, the seemingly diverse addresses of mystery and clarity, disruption and stillness - all the roadblocks and rewards on the long dangerous route to... more...

  • Tenby Karen McCarthy Woolf; Nathalie Teitler

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 13.05

    Ten: the new wave presents poetry from some of the most exciting new poets in Britain today. These ten poets were selected for The Complete Works 2 mentoring project, a groundbreaking initiative to promote diversity and quality in British poetry, initiated by the writer Bernardine Evaristo. The poets follow on from the first group to take part in... more...

  • Hello, Beautiful!by Hannie Rayson

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 29.99

    A memoir in parts, from one of Australia's best-loved playwrights. Hannie Rayson - writer, mother, daughter, sister, wife, romantic, adventuress, parking-spot optimist - has spent a lifetime giving voice to others in the many roles she has written for stage and television. In her new book, she shines the spotlight on herself. This collection of... more...

  • Scottish Shorts (NHB Modern Plays)by Various

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 16.03

    A collection of nine very different short plays by three remarkable generations of Scottish writers, selected and introduced by Philip Howard, Artistic Director of the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, from 1996-2007. Mostly with casts of two or three, these plays are especially well suited to performance in studio theatres and at festivals. Snuff... more...