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  • The Rhino and the Ratby Mike Hardwich

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 14.58

    Following on from the success of his first book, The Lion and the Lamb - Memoirs of a Vet, this second collection of stories, The Rhino and the Rat - Further Memoirs of a Vet, from Mike Hardwich is every bit as captivating as the first. As a country vet his clients range from cattle farmers to owners of domestic pets, from game ranchers to circus owners.... more...

  • A Toi, Maman Camerounby Tikum Mbah Azonga

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 19.95

    In this collection Tikum Mbah Azonga attempts to capture the complex intricacies in the life of the Cameroonian woman in particular, and the woman in general, from different perspectives and with delicate nuance and depth. It is an effort to take a snapshot of her as she goes about her daily chores and lives her fair share of life in a world dominated... more...

  • The Claims Officeby Dai George

    Seren 2013; US$ 10.99

    The Claims Office is a startlingly good debut. Dai George's method is deeply engaged with narrative traditions, but the textures and imagery are often elaborate and strange.This rich surface is undercut by a mixture of rebellious energy and unflinching satire. His 'nature' poems are often anti-nature poems, and darkly funny. Lively pieces about London... more...

  • Poems of Love, Life and Laughterby Marian Bythell

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 5.49

    Following on from the successful publication of her two holiday journals, Marian Bythell has now turned her passionate pen to poetry. Concentrating on the essential three Ls - Love, Life and Laughter - she has produced a considered collection of rhyming verse. more...

  • The Book of Eveby Melanie E. Haggins

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 3.99

    The Book of Eve is neither male nor female, rather a poetic revelation of one's exploration of life. A quest for knowledge, wisdom, truths and understanding, Eve takes us on a heartfelt journey of discoveries, fears, needs and desires. Melanie E. Haggins is a poet, a creative writer and former radio personality. She is strongly influenced by a... more...

  • 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...