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  • The Lock on My Lipsby Pepertua K. Nkamanyang Lola

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 32.95

    The Lock on My Lips foregrounds gender, narrative and identity in its representations. It tells the story of a woman who defies traditional patriarchal boundaries that deny women their rights, most especially the right to landed property and buys land in her name. Discursive constructions, ëtravelling conceptsí, metaphors, multiple perspectives,... more...

  • Daddyby Colin Diyen

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 19.95

    Men who are Senior Citizens can be quite interesting. There are quite a few who are tired and simply want to enjoy a deserved rest by the side of their old wives. There are others who still have much energy and want to remain very active. The worst among these are those who spent their youth deprived of any form of excitement. This could have been... more...

  • Midnight, Dhakaby Mahfuz Ali Mir

    Seren 2014; US$ 15.99

    Mir Mahfuz Ali is an exceptional new voice in British Poetry. A native of what is now Bangladesh, Mahfuz grew up during the difficult period of the early 1970's when the region was struck, first by a devastating cyclone, then by a particularly vicious civil war. As a boy, Mahfuz witnessed atrocities and writes about them with a searing directness in... more...

  • The Passing of Arthurby Christopher Baswell; William Sharpe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Originally published in 1988, this volume contains papers from, and commissioned after, "The Passing of Arthur", a conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies in November 1986. No Arthurian story is experienced without some foreknowledge of its end, which the text acknowledges through a complex range of methods. This collection takes this as its... more...

  • The Jackdaw in the Jacarandaby Justin Gosling

    G2 Rights Ltd 2014; US$ 3.99

    The jackdaw in the jacaranda mused on times gone by, but could not understand the causes, nor see the reason why. Like the jackdaw, in his collection of poetry Justin Gosling muses on times gone by, tackling the subject of getting older, while looking at the world around him with a mixture of wit and nostalgia. Drawing inspiration from literature... more...

  • Scotland Plays (NHB Modern Plays)by Various

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    A collection of seven plays by Scottish writers, selected and introduced by Philip Howard, artistic director of Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre. A companion volume to the earlier Scot-Free . Contains: Wormwood by Catherine Czerkawska Depicts a family caught up in the Chernobyl disaster. Brothers of Thunder by Ann Marie Di Mambro A young,... more...

  • My Heart's a Suitcase (NHB Modern Plays)by Clare McIntyre

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    The play that won Clare McIntyre the Evening Standard and Critics Circle awards for Most Promising Playwright. 'an unsentimental but sympathetic portrayal of women trying to make sense of their place in a threatening and intrusive world.' David Edgar, The Guardian 'a fiercely modern parable of modern materialism – set in a grand, empty... more...

  • The Postcolonial Jane Austenby You-Me Park; Rajeswari Sunder Rajan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 41.95

    This volume offers a unique contribution to both postcolonial studies and Austen scholarship by: * examining the texts to illumine nineteenth century attitudes to colonialism and the expanding Empire * revealing a new range of interpretations of Austen's work, each shaped by the critic's particular context * exploring the ways in which the study... more...

  • Entangled Voicesby Frederick J. Ruf

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67

    In this book, Ruf tries to understand how the concepts of "voice" and "genre" function in texts, especially religious texts. To this end, he joins literary theorists in the discussion about "narrative." Ruf rejects the idea of genre as a fixed historical form that serves as a template for readers and writers; instead, he suggests that we imagine... more...

  • Sir Thomas Browneby William P. Dunn

    University of Minnesota Press 1950; US$ 67.50

    This original and perceptive study of the writings of the great seventeenth-century author of Religio Medici offers the general reader a view of the intellectual world of Browne’s time, and for the special student of the period provides a more extended ex more...