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  • Before the Rainbowby Fru Doh

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 14.25

    Emmanuel Fru Doh, a native of Cameroon, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. He taught at the University of Yaounde (E.N.S. Bambili) for almost a decade-the 90s-before leaving for the US. He then had a brief stint as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota before settling into the Department of English at Century,... more...

  • Novels of Botswana in English, 1930-2006by S. Lederer

    African Heritage Press 2014; US$ 22.80

    Mary Lederer provides a valuable critical/historical survey of the genesis and development of the English novel in Botswana. This book comes as a timely correction of the notion that Botswana has no sustained fiction written in English, thus filling a gap that has existed for a long time in the literature of that country. more...

  • Les littératures africaines de langue francaise à l'époque de la postmodernitéby Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink; Katharina Städtler

    ATHENA-Verlag 2012; US$ 16.08

    Les concepts de postmodernité et de postcolonialisme revêtent en Afrique des significations radicalement différentes de celles qu'ils ont reçues en Occident. Les douze études réunies dans ce volume étudient cette différence dans des oeuvres littéraires africaines parues depuis 1948 sous quatre aspects caractéristiques: - rapports interculturels entre... more...

  • Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literatureby Laura T. Murphy

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Metaphor and the Slave Trade provides compelling evidence of the hidden but unmistakable traces of the transatlantic slave trade that persist in West African discourse. Through an examination of metaphors that describe the trauma, loss, and suffering associated with the commerce in human lives, this book shows how the horrors of slavery are communicated... more...

  • Creating Books for the Young in the New South Africaby Barbara A. Lehman; Jay Heale; Anne Hill

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This collection of essays analyzes the work of 29 authors and illustrators. South African children's and youth literature has a long history. The country is the most prolific publisher of children's books on the continent, producing perhaps the highest quality literature in Africa. Its traditions resonate within the larger world of children's... more...

  • Dealing with Evilsby Annie Gagiano

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    In a collection of sixteen essays, Gagiano addresses more than twenty texts from various African regions and periods. The works discussed here range from transcriptions of ancient (Khoikhoi/San) folktales to some of the classic texts of the African English literary canon and include recent writing about urgent contemporary social and gender issues.... more...

  • Genius in Bondageby Vincent Carretta; Phillip Gould

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Until fairly recently, critical studies and anthologies of African American literature generally began with the 1830s and 1840s. Yet there was an active and lively transatlantic black literary tradition as early as the 1760s. Genius in Bondage situates this literature in its own historical terms, rather than treating it as a sort of prologue to... more...

  • Beyond the Delivery Roomby Khadija Heeger

    Modjaji Books 2013; US$ 14.25

    A debut collection of poems from popular performance poet, Khadija Heeger. The collection is the first in a trilogy of poems that Heeger has worked on over many years. This collection is a combination of story-telling, resistance, re-naming, remembering. The language of the book is personal to the poet and reflects the wider community and society she... more...

  • The Turtle Dove Told Meby Thandi Slipen

    Modjaji Books 2013; US$ 18.05

    THE TURTLE DOVE TOLD ME is the long awaited, debut collection of poetry from emerging South African poet and artist Thandi Sliepen. The first of a trilogy spanning the years 1990 ? 2010, this collection traces her return to Africa at the age of 18 in search of her roots. The journey starts in Tanzania, then overland to Cape Town, her home city, which... more...

  • Pleasure in Relatingby Susan Groves

    Modjaji Books 2013; US$ 18.05

    Pleasure-in-Relating is Susan Groves?s first work, a culmination of many years? reflection. It spans her life in South Africa and time spent in England while weaving together her deep appreciation of the Buddhist and Christian traditions. Her training and experience in Core Process Psychotherapy is evident in her sensitivity to herself and those... more...