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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- African Perspectives Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
The strength of Mandela the Spear and other Poems lies in Okai?s burning desire to celebrate the black experience and culture, through the iconic figures who symbolize those struggles and triumphs. Thus, not surprisingly, one encounters names like Mandela, Nadine Gordimer, Amilcar Cabral, Patrice Lumumba, Kwame Nkrumah, to name a few. Okai has long... more...
- Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 27.55
This prolific collection of essays, with contributions from scholars from across several disciplines, on the practice and implications of naming?Nomenclatural Poetization and Globalization?explores diverse concerns in onomastics, such as cultural and ethnic implications as well as individual identity formation processes in the age of Globalization... more...
- African Heritage Press 2014; US$ 31.00
Remembering a Legend: Chinua Achebe recaptures for the literary world the inimitable legacies of Chinua Achebe (1930-2013), Africa?s leading novelist and literary philosopher of the 20th century. It addresses the questions of Achebe?s role in establishing the African art of the novel, his theories and standards for the criticism of African writing.... more...