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  • The Oracle of Tearsby Tennu Mbuh

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 18.05

    Mbuh Tennu Mbuh is a lecturer in the English Department, University of Yaound? I. A pioneer member of the Anglophone Cameroon Writers Association (ACWA) and a Fulbright and Commonwealth Scholar, Tennu holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham. He is author of a novel, In the Shadow of My Country. more...

  • An Ordinary Dogby Gregory Woods

    Carcanet 2011; US$ 7.26

    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...

  • Oriki'badanby Fru Doh

    Langaa RPCIG 2009; US$ 17.10

    ORIKI'BADAN, is an entertaining, revealing, and equally didactic poem in which Doh, through an enchanting metaphorical backdrop, recaptures a memorable era-rich, diverse, challenging, yet gratifying-in the life of a distinguished institution-the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Characteristically bitter about those in power and the socio-political state... 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...

  • Please, Take Photographsby Sindiwe Magona

    Modjaji Books 2009; US$ 18.05

    Sindiwe Magona's poems conspire with her. Even years after being written, they still seem warm from her lips, and it is this residue of her telling them that draws you into their confidence. From the languid innocence of the poems about her village, to her shattering images of Africa at war, Magona leads you headlong into her fireside circle where... more...

  • Pleasure in Relatingby Susan Groves

    Modjaji Books 2013; US$ 18.05

    Pleasure-in-Relating is Susan Groves?s first work, a culmination of many years? reflection. It spans her life in South Africa and time spent in England while weaving together her deep appreciation of the Buddhist and Christian traditions. Her training and experience in Core Process Psychotherapy is evident in her sensitivity to herself and those... more...

  • Poems from Abakwa in Cameroon Pidgin Englishby Wuteh Vakunta

    Langaa RPCIG 2015; US$ 18.00

    ?Poems from Abakwa in Cameroon Pidgin English is one patriotic rage. An anthology of sorts, this book of poems contains wisdom, inspirational reflections and witticisms for all. Through apt descriptions, illustrations, dialogues, interrogations and incisive phraseology, Peter Wuteh Vakunta creates an effective balance of colorful images that traces... 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...

  • Predicamentsby B. Nyamnjoh

    Langaa RPCIG 2011; US$ 18.05

    In this juvenalia, his first collection of poems, Francis Nyamnjoh takes the reader back in time, even as the past catches up with the present, to show how unchanging and even painful life can be. Accordingly, the poems celebrate, mourn, ridicule, lambast, and lament, thereby highlighting Nyamnjoh?s characteristic fascination with the plight of the... more...

  • A Quilt of Dreamsby Patricia Schonstein

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 5.99

    Set in Grahamstown, South Africa, during the 1990s at the height of political unrest and opposition to apartheid, this is the bittersweet story of two people whose lives intertwine with-out them knowing each other-one a heavy-drinking white man and the other the young daughter of a black activist. Reuben Cohen van Tonder's battle with unresolved... more...