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

    Langaa RPCIG 2012; US$ 18.05

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  • West African Literaturesby Stephanie Newell

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 37.99

    West African Literatures provides students with fresh, in-depth perspectives on the key debates in the field. The aim of this book is not to provide an authoritative, encyclopaedic account, but to consider a selection of the region's literatures in relation to prevailing discussions about literature and postcolonialism. - ;The Oxford Studies in... more...

  • Voice of Americaby E.C. Osondu

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.99

    ?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$ 19.99

    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...

  • More than a Casual Contactby Jeremy Cronin

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 5.00

    A new collection from one of the country?s foremost poets. more...

  • Elections & Erectionsby Pieter-Dirk Uys

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 10.00

    At last, Pieter-Dirk Uys, South Africa?s most famous political satirist, entertainer and AIDS activist, has penned a memoir. He takes us back to his upbringing in apartheid South Africa, his early days in the theatre, and the birth of his alter ego, Evita Bezuidenhout, the ambassador to the fictitious homeland of Bapetikosweti. He revisits his political... more...

  • Bodyhoodby Leon de Kock

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 5.00

    Seductive and powerful new poems by a distinctive poetic voice. more...

  • J. M. Coetzee and Ethicsby Anton Leist; Peter Singer

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 28.99

    In 2003, South African writer J. M. Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his riveting portrayals of racial repression, sexual politics, the guises of reason, and the hypocrisy of human beings toward animals and nature. Coetzee was credited with being "a scrupulous doubter, ruthless in his criticism of the cruel rationalism and cosmetic... more...

  • An Ordinary Dogby Gregory Woods

    Carcanet 2011; US$ 14.51

    An Ordinary Dog is a carnival of clashing forms and tones, all deployed with a cool wit and technical precision. They bear sceptical witness to ? what? To the affecting ordinariness of human needs, to the vanity of human wishes. Woods writes about desire: sacred and profane, serene and frantic, refined and grubby - often betrayed by cussedness, always... more...

  • The Canary's Songbookby Karen Press

    Carcanet 2011; US$ 13.05

    In The Canary's Songbook Karen Press explores the inescapable shaping power of personal and public histories in individual lives and political processes. The theme has deep roots in Press's native South Africa. The desire to find ancestors who can be invoked as sources of wisdom, or validations of unwisdom, is a central preoccupation of the poems,... more...