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  • The Green Cross of Kafiraby Francis Imbuga

    Bookmark Africa 2014; US$ 18.95

    In his last play published posthumously the late Francis Imbuga presents the dramatic dialogue of his characters as mind games. In addition to using a narrator, Sikia Macho, to fill us in on the broken politics of Kafira, centring around detention without trial, Imbuga deliberately delays the inciting action, the formation of the Green Party of Kafira... more...

  • Language of Humour, Theby Walter Nash

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.99

    The broad aim of this lively and engaging book is to examine relationships between the linguistic patterns, the stylistic functions, and the social and cultural contexts of humour. The material used in illustration is of corresponding breadth: schoolyard jokes, graffiti, aphorisms, advertisements, arguments, anecdotes, puns, parodies, passages of... more...

  • A Concise Companion to Postcolonial Literatureby Shirley Chew; David Richards

    Wiley 2013; US$ 49.95

    Taking an innovative and multi-disciplinary approach to literature from 1947 to the present day, this concise companion is an indispensable guide for anyone seeking an authoritative understanding of the intellectual contexts of postcolonial literature and culture. An indispensable guide for anyone seeking an authoritative understanding of the intellectual... more...

  • Beyond The Echoesowetoby Matsemela Manaka; Geoffrey V. Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 79.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • JULY'S PEOPLE, NICHOLLS (RGL)by Brendon Nicholls

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 27.95

    Nadine Gordimer?s anti-Apartheid novel July's People (1981) is a powerful example of resistance writing, and still continues to unsettle easy assumptions about power, race, gender and identity. This guide to the book offers an accessible introduction to the text and its contexts, as well as a critical history of its reception and original and classic... more...

  • Zeter und Mordio!by Gesa Dane

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 30.33

    Hauptbeschreibung Eine prominente Reihe literarischer Vergewaltigungsfälle seit dem 17. Jahrhundert wird aus dem Horizont der Rechts- und Kulturgeschichte literaturgeschichtlich analysiert. Vergewaltigung gilt, wie Raub, Mord und Totschlag, seit alters als schweres Verbrechen. Welcher erzwungene Beischlaf allerdings jeweils als Verbrechen zu qualifizieren... more...

  • Notebooksby Athol Fugard

    Theatre Communications Group 2013; US$ 10.95

    "Fugard registers and captures the keen images that are the very stuff of vibrant theatre."-- Time more...

  • Folk Tales and Fables from The Gambia: Volume 3by Sukai Mbye Bojang

    Educational Services 2013; US$ 24.95

    This selection of ten stories was gathered from the Wollof, Mandingo and Jola people. The story of ëBoppi Jerrehí has been much narrated by the Wollof people of Banjul, the fisher folk of Barra, and its neighbourhood from time immemorial. The Wollof story, ëKumba Ndaba marries Jeggan Tourayí shows how the institution of marriage... more...

  • Folk Tales and Fables from The Gambia: Volume 4by Sukai Mbye Bojang

    Educational Services 2013; US$ 24.95

    The stories were gathered from the Serahulay, Wollof, Mandingo and Fula people of Gambia. The the themes in the nine stories contained in this Volume surround arranged marriages, polygamy and the lives of young girls in general. more...

  • Postcolonial Literatureby Dave Gunning

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    Introduces an array of fiction and poetry, examining how writers from Africa, Australasia, the Caribbean, Canada, Ireland, and South Asia have engaged with the challenges that beset postcolonial societies. Discusses many of the most-studied works of postcolonial literature, from Disgrace , through Things Fall Apart to White Teeth . more...