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  • Ethiopia Boyby Chris Beckett

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 7.26

    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...

  • A Fallen Citadel and Other Poemsby J. Abala

    Langaa RPCIG 2012; US$ 18.05

    A Fallen Citadel and Other Poems is a powerful collection of over forty prose poems. The poems cover an array of issues ranging from the crisis that ensued after the 2007-2008 elections in Kenya to other social issues: loss of identity, poverty, hopelessness, and AIDs. These poems are powerful, vivid, full of imagery, and delightful. Some begin... more...

  • Forest Echoesby Nol Alembong

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 18.05

    Forest Echoes is a literary quilt revealing a mature poet bestriding generations as he patches together a people's culture, their philosophy, history, along with their attendant woes into a subtle, sometimes disillusioning even, yet purposeful and poignant whole. Nol Alembong is not afraid to be himself in this work: a scholar, teacher, parent, traditionalist... more...

  • Fragmented Melodiesby Feka Wakai

    Langaa RPCIG 2007; US$ 20.90

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  • Gender Issues in African Literatureby Chin Ce; Charles Smith

    Handel Books 2014; US$ 24.70

    Gender Issues in African Literature examines the ways in which some protagonists of African fictions are made to counter and challenge intertwined Western discourses on gender, employment, sexuality, and health. Here the conflict between Tradition and Modernity is argues from the favourite premise of male supremacist ideology showing how women have... more...

  • Genius in Bondageby Vincent Carretta; Phillip Gould

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Until fairly recently, critical studies and anthologies of African American literature generally began with the 1830s and 1840s. Yet there was an active and lively transatlantic black literary tradition as early as the 1760s. Genius in Bondage situates this literature in its own historical terms, rather than treating it as a sort of prologue to... more...

  • Green Rapeby Wuteh Vakunta

    Langaa RPCIG 2008; US$ 18.05

    Green Rape: Poetry for the Environment is an anthology of poems written in strong support of environmental literacy. Each poem is the poet's cry of protest against the rape of natural and built environments. The anthology examines a wide range of issues including the clash of global capitalism with environmental activism. It takes a close look at the... 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...

  • I Will Flyby Florence Ndiyah

    Langaa RPCIG 2011; US$ 18.05

    I Will Fly is a collection of 52 poems which bring to life a story of struggle and hope, the struggle of ordinary Cameroonians who daily entertain hardship, and of English-speaking Cameroonians born into a minority population. Disgruntlement leads to protests; but what happens when the protests fail to yield? Immigration and resignation, the latter,... more...