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  • The Politics of Adaptationby Astrid Van Weyenberg

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 70.00

    This book explores contemporary African adaptations of classical Greek tragedies. Six South African and Nigerian dramatic texts ? by Yael Farber, Mark Fleishman, Athol Fugard, Femi Osofisan, and Wole Soyinka ? are analysed through the thematic lens of resistance, revolution, reconciliation, and mourning. The opening chapters focus on plays that mobilize... more...

  • JULY'S PEOPLE, NICHOLLS (RGL)by Brendon Nicholls

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 27.95

    Nadine Gordimer is one of the most important writers to emerge in the twentieth century. Her anti-Apartheid novel July's People (1981) is a powerful example of resistance writing and continues even now to unsettle easy assumptions about issues of power, race, gender and identity. This guide to Gordimer's compelling novel offers: an accessible... more...

  • Beyond The Echoesowetoby Matsemela Manaka; Geoffrey V. Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 85.00

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A Concise Companion to Postcolonial Literatureby Shirley Chew; David Richards

    Wiley 2013; US$ 49.95

    Taking an innovative and multi-disciplinary approach to literature from 1947 to the present day, this concise companion is an indispensable guide for anyone seeking an authoritative understanding of the intellectual contexts of postcolonial literature and culture. An indispensable guide for anyone seeking an authoritative understanding of the intellectual... more...

  • Language of Humour, Theby Walter Nash

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    The broad aim of this lively and engaging book is to examine relationships between the linguistic patterns, the stylistic functions, and the social and cultural contexts of humour. The material used in illustration is of corresponding breadth: schoolyard jokes, graffiti, aphorisms, advertisements, arguments, anecdotes, puns, parodies, passages of... more...

  • Translated People,Translated Textsby Tina Steiner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Translated People, Translated Texts examines contemporary migration narratives by four African writers who live in the diaspora and write in English: Leila Aboulela and Jamal Mahjoub from the Sudan, now living in Scotland and Spain respectively, and Abdulrazak Gurnah and Moyez G. Vassanji from Tanzania, now residing in the UK and Canada. Focusing... 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...

  • 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...