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  • 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...

  • Sanctificumby Chris Abani

    Copper Canyon Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Chris Abani finds the sacred in a charged and broken world, to "build meaning from detritus." more...

  • Laughter is an Eggby John Agard

    Penguin Books Ltd 1991; US$ 11.18

    Laughter is an egg with a crick-crack face that can hide in the heart of the human race. Tummy tickling, rib-cracking and even wee-yourself laughs can all be found in the pages of this eggstraordinary collection of poems, riddles, jokes and ballads from the wonderful John Agard. 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...

  • Demon from the Deep Endby James Allison; Dani Cruz

    The O'Brien Press 2009; US$ 8.74

    When Liam Brodie, his sister Sophie and horror-movie fan Evan are offered a free trip to Spain they jump at the chance. They?re not expecting to star in their own real-life horror story? From the moment they arrive there?s something amiss ? the weird hotel manager, the zombie-like guests and the insects everywhere ? not what they expected from a sun... more...

  • Don't Look Behind You, But…by Peter Allison

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 22.71

    Another serving of campfire stories - hair-raising and hilarious tales of Africa, animals and close escapes - from Australia's intrepid safari guide Peter Allison, bestselling author of Whatever You Do, Don't Run 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...

  • Postcolonialism in the Wake of the Nairobi Revolutionby Apollo Obonyo Amoko

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This work examines both the emergence of African literature and its institutionalization within nationalist African academies. Amoko analyzes the relationship between such institutions of literature and the processes of nationalist legitimization and between colonial and postcolonial school cultures and national cultures. more...

  • Nomenclatural Poetization and Globalizationby T. Ankumah

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 27.55

    This prolific collection of essays, with contributions from scholars from across several disciplines, on the practice and implications of naming?Nomenclatural Poetization and Globalization?explores diverse concerns in onomastics, such as cultural and ethnic implications as well as individual identity formation processes in the age of Globalization... more...

  • The Promise of Hopeby Kofi Awoonor; Kofi Anyidoho; Kwame Dawes

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 19.95

    Kofi Awoonor, one of Ghana?s most accomplished poets, had for almost half a century committed himself to teaching, political engagement, and the literary arts. The one constant that guided and shaped his many occupations and roles in life was poetry. The Promise of Hope is a beautifully edited collection of some of Awoonor?s most arresting work... more...