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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Far Away Is Here. Lejos es aquíby Luigi Giuliani; Leonarda Trapassi; José Javier Martos Ramos

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 54.45

    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...

  • Nadine Gordimer (Routledge Revivals)by 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...

  • 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...

  • Leopard Watchby JK Bannavti

    Langaa RPCIG 2011; US$ 18.05

    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$ 18.05

    This play was written as part of an evaluation of Africa?s 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 the... more...

  • The Barnby M. Jua

    Langaa RPCIG 2008; US$ 18.05

    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...