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  • Proof of Identityby Neil Powell

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 16.99

    Exploring the deep roots of identity, this poetry collection by Neil Powell touches upon inherited family histories, memories, and the casual decisions and wrong turns that make us who we are. From subjects such as childhood, leaving home, and first love to a compelling narrative based on a journal kept by Powell?s grandmother of her life in South... more...

  • Valparaisoby Mary O'Malley

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 16.99

    A compilation of skillful poetry charting the journey of Ireland through economic boom and bust, this book, which was inspired on an Irish research ship, explores the science of going under and staying afloat. Touching upon other subjects as well, including love and homecoming, this collection asks what effects such transformations have on the imagination. 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...

  • Hands Washing Waterby Chris Abani

    Copper Canyon Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Abani's fourth poetry collection - a mischevious book of displacement, exile, ancestry, and subversive humor. 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...

  • Perspectives on Written Cameroon Literature in Englishlishby Shadrach A. Ambanasom

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 34.95

    In 2009, Anglophone Cameroon literature celebrated its fifty years of existence. Now at the mature age of fifty plus this literature has a great deal to write home about even if it still has a lot to do in its pursuit of excellence. Part of its maturity resides in the fact that although the scale of literary creativity and literary criticism is skewed... more...

  • Bending the Bowby Frank M Chipasula

    Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    From the ancient Egyptian inventors of the love lyric to contemporary poets, Bending the Bow: An Anthology of African Love Poetry gathers together both written and sung love poetry from Africa.          This anthology is a work of literary archaeology that lays bare a genre of African poetry that has... more...

  • 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...

  • Les littératures africaines de langue francaise à l'époque de la postmodernitéby Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink; Katharina Städtler

    ATHENA-Verlag 2012; US$ 15.32

    Les concepts de postmodernité et de postcolonialisme revêtent en Afrique des significations radicalement différentes de celles qu'ils ont reçues en Occident. Les douze études réunies dans ce volume étudient cette différence dans des oeuvres littéraires africaines parues depuis 1948 sous quatre aspects caractéristiques: - rapports interculturels entre... more...

  • Creating Books for the Young in the New South Africaby Barbara A. Lehman; Jay Heale; Anne Hill

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This collection of essays analyzes the work of 29 authors and illustrators. South African children's and youth literature has a long history. The country is the most prolific publisher of children's books on the continent, producing perhaps the highest quality literature in Africa. Its traditions resonate within the larger world of children's... more...