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  • South African Feminismsby M.J. Daymond

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00

    This is the first collection of feminist critical essays by and about women in South Africa to appear outside of that country. Many of the pieces were written after February 1990, when President de Klerk lifted the ban on black political organizations. The recognition that a just society cannot be achieved without freedom from gender oppression as... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dance of Lifeby Gail Fincham

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    In recent years, the work of Zakes Mda?novelist, painter, composer, theater director and filmmaker?has attracted worldwide critical attention. Gail Fincham?s book examines the five novels Mda has written since South Africa?s transition to democracy: Ways of Dying (1995), The Heart of Redness (2000), The Madonna of Excelsior (2002), The Whale... more...

  • Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literatureby Laura T. Murphy

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Metaphor and the Slave Trade provides compelling evidence of the hidden but unmistakable traces of the transatlantic slave trade that persist in West African discourse. Through an examination of metaphors that describe the trauma, loss, and suffering associated with the commerce in human lives, this book shows how the horrors of slavery are communicated... 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...

  • Anglophone-Cameroon Literatureby Emmanuel Fru Doh; Shadrach A. Ambanasom

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    Against a disturbing political backdrop and through an in-depth appraisal of selected illustrative texts from major genres?poetry, prose, and drama?Emmanuel Fru Doh presents the origins and growth of a young but potent literature. more...

  • Voice of Americaby E.C. Osondu

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 9.60

    ?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...