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  • 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...

  • Demon from the Deep Endby James Allison; Dani Cruz

    The O'Brien Press 2009; US$ 8.74

    When Liam Brodie, his sister Sophie and horror-movie fan Evan are offered a free trip to Spain they jump at the chance. They?re not expecting to star in their own real-life horror story? From the moment they arrive there?s something amiss ? the weird hotel manager, the zombie-like guests and the insects everywhere ? not what they expected from a sun... more...

  • Kiskadee Girlby Maggie Harris

    HopeRoad 2012; US$ 10.19

    Powerful forces surge through British Guiana as it transforms into independent Guyana, South American forest a bare step away from the towns. Old World chilly proprieties smack against everything the New World embodies. Margaret must navigate her own independence. Scottish, Portuguese, African: all and none of these, this teenager of the emergent... more...

  • Slowly, As Ifby Karen Press

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.51

    In Slowly, As If, Karen Press looks clear-eyed at what it means to live in a complex society, a fragile world. She celebrates the connectedness that sustains us – in dance, in love, with the natural world, in cities where ‘strangers seem happy / to let you be? – and sees it betrayed by our unreflecting complicity in poverty and violence. The death... more...

  • Collected Poems 1935-1992by F.T. Prince

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 21.80

    F.T. Prince?s Collected Poems 1935-1992 incorporates all the work that he wished to preserve, from his earliest published poems to late, uncollected pieces. Prince has become best known for his wartime poem ‘Soldiers Bathing?, a meditation on violence and redemption. Collected Poems reveals the riches of a lifetime?s work. His poetry combines a deep... more...

  • Sounds of a Cowhide Drum/Imisindo Yesigubhu Sesikhumba Senkomoby Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali

    Jacana Media 2012; US$ 14.99

    Originally published in 1971 by Lionel Abrahams' Renoster Books, this book quickly became a classic of South African literature, but has been unavailable for many years. This new edition carries a simultaneous isiZulu translation of the poems, and a new foreword by Nadine Gordimer. more...

  • Nadine Gordimerby Denise Brahimi; Vanessa Everson; Cara Shapiro

    University of Cape Town Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    A fascinating intersection of intellectual minds, this literary critique views the writing of Nobel Prize?winner Nadine Gordimer through the fresh perspective of a respected French academic. Available for the first time in English, this analysis introduces the important works of a South African activist for equality and political freedom to a new... more...

  • Ethiopia Boyby Chris Beckett

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 14.51

    Chris Beckett grew up in 1960s Ethiopia, a country he describes as a ‘barefoot empire, home of black-maned lions... old priests decked out like butterflies and blazing young singers of Ethio-jazz?. Ethiopia Boy plunges the reader into praise poems that sing and boast and glory in the colours and textures of this extraordinary country. Here is a world... more...

  • Their Champagne Party Will End! Poems in Honor of Bate Besongby Dibussi Tande; Joyce Ashuntantang

    Langaa RPCIG 2008; US$ 19.95

    Bate Besong was Cameroon?s most vocal and controversial poet, playwright and scholar, who died in March 2007. The poems in this collection are a tribute to the man and his work, and provide a snapshot of the mood that prevailed after his death. Bate Besong ushered in a new kind of nationalist ?fighting? literature in Cameroon, unapologetic in its defense... more...

  • Les douleurs de la plume noireby Bill F. Ndi; Dieurat Clervoyant

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 19.95

    This collection is produced by a trio which in reverse order recalls the trio Senghor, CÈsaire, Damas; one African and two Caribbeans who were flag bearer of a protest for the recognition of fundamental rights of which Blacks were deprived of. In the same vein, the Clervoyant, Ndi and Vakunta trio: a Caribbean and two Africans in a globalised... more...