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  • The Rising Sun and Bomaby Kenneth Usongo

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 18.00

    The Rising Sun and Boma interrogate social evils such as moral decadence, corruption, and greed that are rife in the Cameroonian society. In both plays, Ipah, Paddy, Dinna, and Boma, for example, exemplify how waywardness and avarice can subvert moral integrity. At the same time, the plays problematise the intersection of tradition and modernity, articulating... more...

  • We Have Crossed Many Riversby Dike Okoro

    Malthouse Press 2012; US$ 34.20

    We Have Crossed Many Rivers: New Poetry from Africa is a fascinating anthology of some of the finest contemporary poetic voices from twenty-nine African countries. Inspired by the examples of first generation African poets like Wole Soyinka, Christopher Okigbo, Dennis Brutus, and Mazisi Kunene, the poets in this anthology display rootedness in, and... more...

  • Summoning the Rainsby Hilda Twongyeirwe; Ellen Banda-Aaku

    Femrite Publications 2012; US$ 9.99

    One of the greatest challenges faced by African women writers is finding the time and the space to write. In November 2011 the third FEMRITE African Women Writers Residency alleviated this challenge for 15 women writers from 11 different countries across the continent. The writers from Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Tunisia, Ghana, Nigeria,... more...

  • Drawing the Map of Heavenby Tanure Ojaide

    Malthouse Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    The celebrated Nigerian writer Tanure Ojaide relates here his experience of living in the United States where he has been based teaching and writing since 1996. Drawing the Map of Heaven picks up where his earlier memoir, Great Boys. An African Childhood which charted his upbringing in Nigeria by his Grandmother, left off. Less a purely personal tale... more...

  • First Harvestsby E.F. Fonkeng; E.G. Fonsah

    Langaa RPCIG 2012; US$ 18.05

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  • Kalakuta Republicby Chris Abani

    Saqi 2015; US$ 7.28

    This powerful collection of poems details the harrowing experiences endured by Abani and other political prisoners at the hands of Nigeria’s military regime in the late 1980s. Abani vividly describes the characters that peopled this dark world, from prison inmates such as John James, tortured to death at the age of fourteen, to the general overseers.... more...

  • Time, History, and Philosophy in the Works of Wilson Harrisby Gianluca Delfino

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 30.99

    Gianluca Delfino's study is based on the assumption that Wilson Harris' works as a whole show a remarkable unity of thought rooted in their author's complex imagination. As a valuable contribution to Caribbean Literature and Philosophy, Harris' imaginative approach to reality is discussed in relation to the categories of history and time with reference... more...

  • When Clerics Killby Shehu Sani

    Kraft Books 2013; US$ 18.00

    The play depicts a troubled and violent society stoked by a vicious and violent culture of intolerance and extremism. It is about restiveness, puritanism and the politics of religiosity. The play gives a glimpse of the views and frustrations of young people, the supercilious and hateful perceptions of some clerics and the brigandage of law enforcers... more...

  • Voice of Americaby E.C. Osondu

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 7.99

    ?E.C. Osondu is a man with a clear head and a great ear, writing from crucial places.? ?Jonathan Franzen, author of Freedom and The Corrections ?With observant wonder and subtle humor, [Osondu] portrays?our unique capacity for hope and hopelessness rolled together.? ?Mary Gaitskill, author of Bad Behavior and Veronica This collection of... more...

  • A Quilt of Dreamsby Patricia Schonstein

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 8.99

    Set in Grahamstown, South Africa, during the 1990s at the height of political unrest and opposition to apartheid, this is the bittersweet story of two people whose lives intertwine with-out them knowing each other-one a heavy-drinking white man and the other the young daughter of a black activist. Reuben Cohen van Tonder's battle with unresolved... more...