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  • Rainbow's Endby Jane Harrison

    Currency Press 2007; US$ 15.99

    Set in the 1950s on the fringe of a country town, this is a thought-provoking and emotionally powerful snapshot of a Koori family which dramatises the struggle for decent housing, meaningful education, jobs and community acceptance. more...

  • Greetings Noble Sirby Nigel Flaxton

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 5.99

    Nigel Flaxton enjoyed a satisfying career in education covering the second half of the 20th century, This is an account of some of his experiences from old-fashioned monastic seclusion in training college just after the Second World War to three headships of new schools, the last being an upper school of over 900 students. Written with gentle humour,... more...

  • Sentimentalement Votre: Les Pieds de Mon Curby F. Ndi

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 18.05

    From my friendships and loves are born the lines herein. My greatest desire is that we must learn to love to the best of our abilities and not better than the Best of our abilities. Requesting the latter would be demanding the impossible. For me, every heart is filled with goodness and love that only a positive posturing and channeling of their energies... more...

  • Kids: Africa in Childhood Poetryby Munyaradzi Mawere

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 18.05

    Kids: Africa in Childhood Poetry powerfully conveys the wishful thinking, imaginations, experiences and critical reflections of children as they grow up. The volume grapples with a wide range of topics, sensations, encounters, emotions, imaginations and vistas commonplace in the psyche of many children across different geographical and cultural spaces.... more...

  • 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$ 11.99

    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$ 2.90

    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; Philip Howard

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    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...