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  • The Road to Meccaby Athol Fugard

    Theatre Communications Group 1993; US$ 12.95

    A South African pastor and a young teacher from Cape Town battle over the fate of an eccentric elderly widow. more...

  • Nadine Gordimer (Routledge Revivals)by Judie Newman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    International in her appeal, Nadine Gordimer is an original and accomplished novelist whose works have found literary and popular recognition. In this critical study, first published in 1988 and the first by a woman, Judie Newman discusses Gordimer?s novels, including A Sport of Nature . Gordimer?s writing is both political committed and formally... more...

  • Zeter und Mordio!by Gesa Dane

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 29.54

    Hauptbeschreibung Eine prominente Reihe literarischer Vergewaltigungsfälle seit dem 17. Jahrhundert wird aus dem Horizont der Rechts- und Kulturgeschichte literaturgeschichtlich analysiert. Vergewaltigung gilt, wie Raub, Mord und Totschlag, seit alters als schweres Verbrechen. Welcher erzwungene Beischlaf allerdings jeweils als Verbrechen zu qualifizieren... more...

  • Cry, the Beloved Country - Alan Patonby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Set in South Africa before the adoption of apartheid, Alan Paton's classic novel presents a family and a nation struggling to embrace change and resist the harmful effects of violence, apathy, and inequality. This new edition gathers a range of essential critical commentary on the work and features an introduction by scholar Harold Bloom. Paton... more...

  • African Pens 2011by South African PEN; J. M. Coetzee

    Jacana Media 2011; US$ 19.99

    A new anthology of writings, this collection contains stories with varying themes from 21 different writers. Including an assured and professional piece of writing about a seemingly simple interaction between two men in which the true drama takes place beneath the surface, this book will give insight into what African writers are experiencing and... more...

  • The Train Driver and Other Playsby Athol Fugard

    Theatre Communications Group 2012; US$ 17.95

    The latest works by one of the world?s foremost playwrights. more...

  • Leopard Watchby J K Bannavti

    Langaa RPCIG 2011; US$ 19.95

    In beautifully constructed verse, JK Bannavti's Leopard Watch tells the story of a Fon who out of greed and veiled impiety devastates the land over which he rules. The Fon, The King of Bamkov is in a perpetual state of slumber while an illusive beast drives terror into the heart of the kingdom, killing children as well as cattle. Neither the cries... more...

  • The Last Hopeby Ekpe Inyang

    Langaa RPCIG 2011; US$ 19.95

    This play was written as part of an evaluation of Africaís oldest and most diverse rainforest conservation initiative in the Korup area, with the aim of highlighting and sharing some lessons learnt from the creation of the Korup National Park, through a period of full activity, to when activities were considerably reduced. It is a fine blend of... more...

  • The Barnby Roselyne M. Jua

    Langaa RPCIG 2008; US$ 19.95

    As a veteran playwright and actor, Kwo Victor Elame Musinga is more than just a pioneer in popular theatre. His simple but profound messages demonstrate a depth of understanding and insight into human nature and the nature of society. The texts he crafts are universal and timeless in their content and appeal, even as the themes and situations that... more...

  • The Earth Motherby Kehbuma Langmia

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 19.95

    The fight against evil remains at the core of this play, pitting Kamsi and her supporters against a few daring councillors. Skilfully scripted by a renowned actor and playwright, this drama exposes the alliances and explosive tensions in Nyong village overwhelmed by unseen but supposedly harmful forces. Spiced with witty proverbs and humour, The Earth... more...