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  • The Green Cross of Kafiraby Francis Imbuga

    Bookmark Africa 2014; US$ 18.95

    In his last play published posthumously the late Francis Imbuga presents the dramatic dialogue of his characters as mind games. In addition to using a narrator, Sikia Macho, to fill us in on the broken politics of Kafira, centring around detention without trial, Imbuga deliberately delays the inciting action, the formation of the Green Party of Kafira... more...

  • The Promise of Hopeby Kofi Awoonor; Kofi Anyidoho; Kwame Dawes

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 19.95

    Kofi Awoonor, one of Ghana?s most accomplished poets, had for almost half a century committed himself to teaching, political engagement, and the literary arts. The one constant that guided and shaped his many occupations and roles in life was poetry. The Promise of Hope is a beautifully edited collection of some of Awoonor?s most arresting work... more...

  • Madman at Kilifiby Clifton Gachagua

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 14.95

    Clifton Gachagua?s collection Madman at Kilifi , winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, concerns itself with the immediacy of cultures in flux, cybercommunication and the language of consumerism, polyglot politics and intrigue, sexual ambivalence and studied whimsy, and the mind of a sensitive, intelligent, and curious poet who... more...

  • Nadine Gordimerby Judie Newman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Picasso, I Want My Face Backby Grace Nichols

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 10.14

    Art, landscape and memory are interwoven strands in the fabric of Grace Nichols? latest collection, Picasso, I Want My Face Back. The book opens with a long poem in the voice of Dora Maar, who, as Picasso?s muse and mistress, was the inspiration for his iconic painting, The Weeping Woman. The poem's parts are almost interlocking reflections that echo... 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...

  • Ethiopia Boyby Chris Beckett

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 16.99

    A debut collection in the form of African praise poems, this book celebrates the people and landscapes of Ethiopia. Seen through the eyes of a young white boy in love with his older, black friend, these poems explore boyhood in all walks of life. As it hurtles through recent Ethiopian history, from the overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie and the legacy... more...

  • Welcome to Our Hillbrowby Phaswane Mpe

    Ohio University Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    Welcome to Our Hillbrow is an exhilarating and disturbingride through the chaotic and hyper-real zone of Hillbrow?microcosm of all that is contradictory, alluring, and painful in the postapartheid South African psyche. Everythingis there: the shattered dreams of youth, sexuality and its unpredictable costs, AIDS, xenophobia, suicide, the omnipotent... more...

  • Thirteen Centsby K. Sello Duiker; Shaun Viljoen

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    Every city has an unspoken side. Cape Town, between the picture postcard mountain and sea, has its own shadow: a place of dislocation and uncertainty, dependence and desperation, destruction and survival, gangsters, pimps, pedophiles, hunger, hope, and moments of happiness. Living in this shadow is Azure, a thirteen-year-old who makes his living on... more...

  • The Sacred Door and Other Storiesby Makuchi; Isidore Okpewho

    Ohio University Press 2007; US$ 13.99

    The Sacred Door and Other Stories: Cameroon Folktales of the Beba offers readers a selection of folktales infused with riddles, proverbs, songs, myths, and legends, using various narrative techniques that capture the vibrancy of Beba oral traditions. Makuchi retells the stories that she heard at home when she was growing up in her native Cameroon.... more...