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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 53.01
Far Away Is Here/Lejos es aquí ofrece miradas cruzadas sobre los fenómenos de escritura que radican en las migraciones contemporáneas. En las secciones del volumen ?Taxonomías y ontologías, Imágenes, Diásporas, Lenguas? se presentan cuestiones teóricas y case studies sobre la escritura migratoria tanto en países tradicionalmente receptores (EE. UU.... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 26.95
On March 8, 2007, one of Cameroonís foremost scholars died in a ghastly traffic accident barely hours after launching his most forthright and acerbic collection of poems: Disgrace: Autobiographical Narcissus. Dr. Bate Besong was a social activist, a critic, troubadour, and playwright; an avant-garde, steeped in the tradition of the absurd, who... more...