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  • Syncretic Arenasby Isidore Diala

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 106.00

    This collection in part examines the legacy of the consummate Nigerian stage artist and scholar, Esiaba Irobi (1960?2010). Poems, tributes, and studies cele¬brate Irobi?s significance as actor, play¬wright, director, poet, and theatre theorist. Irobi?s life, temper, times, and career are inextricably linked to the history, devel¬opment, concerns, and... 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...

  • 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...

  • African Literatures in Englishby Gareth Griffiths

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    Here is an introduction to the history of English writing from East and West Africa drawing on a range of texts from the slave diaspora to the post-war upsurge in African English language and literature from these regions. more...

  • Tradition and Change in Contemporary West and East African Fictionby Ogaga Okuyade

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 119.00

    The essays in this volume capture the exciting energy of the emergent novel in East and West Africa, drawing on diffe¬rent theoretical insights to offer fresh and engaging perspectives on what has been variously termed the ?new wave?, ?emer¬gent generation?, and ?third generation?. Subjects addressed include the politics of identity, especially when... more...

  • The Obasinjom Warriorby Emmanuel Fru Doh

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 26.95

    On March 8, 2007, one of Cameroonís foremost scholars died in a ghastly traffic accident barely hours after launching his most forthright and acerbic collection of poems: Disgrace: Autobiographical Narcissus. Dr. Bate Besong was a social activist, a critic, troubadour, and playwright; an avant-garde, steeped in the tradition of the absurd, who... more...

  • Nadine Gordimerby Judie Newman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    International in her appeal, Nadine Gordimer is an original and accomplished novelist whose works have found literary and popular recognition. In this critical study, first published in 1988 and the first by a woman, Judie Newman discusses Gordimer?s novels, including A Sport of Nature . Gordimer?s writing is both political committed and formally... more...

  • Novels of Botswana in English, 1930-2006by Mary S. Lederer

    African Heritage Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Mary Lederer provides a valuable critical/historical survey of the genesis and development of the English novel in Botswana. This book comes as a timely correction of the notion that Botswana has no sustained fiction written in English, thus filling a gap that has existed for a long time in the literature of that country. more...

  • Tiger in an African palace, and other thoughts about identification and transformationby Richard Fardon

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 34.95

    Tiger in an African palace collects eight essays about kinship and belonging that Richard Fardon wrote to complement his monographs on West Africa. The essays extend those book-length descriptions by pursuing their wider implications for theory in social anthropology: exploring the relationship between comparison and historical reconstruction, and... more...

  • Searching for Bate Besongby Mbuh Tennu Mbuh

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 34.95

    The future of the country in Searching for Bate Besong is compromised by irresponsible leadership, falsehoods, blind tyranny, waste, and lawlessness. Visionaries like Dockinta (a literary incarnation of Bate Besong, one of Cameroonís most fiery and revolutionary authors) who try to question or expose the status-quo are incarcerated and tortured... more...