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  • 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 diffeČrent theoretical insights to offer fresh and engaging perspectives on what has been variously termed the ?new wave?, ?emerČgent 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...

  • Before the Rainbowby Emmanuel Fru Doh

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 15.95

    Emmanuel Fru Doh, a native of Cameroon, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. He taught at the University of Yaounde (E.N.S. Bambili) for almost a decade-the 90s-before leaving for the US. He then had a brief stint as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota before settling into the Department of English at Century,... more...

  • Grub Street: Studies in a Subcultureby Pat Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    First published in 1972, this is the first detailed study of the milieu of the eighteenth-century literary hack and its significance in Augustan literature. Although the modern term ?Grub Street? has declined into vague metaphor, for the Augustan satirists it embodied not only an actual place but an emphatic lifestyle. Pat Rogers shows that the major... 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...

  • Gender Issues in African Literatureby Chin Ce; Charles Smith

    Handel Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    Gender Issues in African Literature examines the ways in which some protagonists of African fictions are made to counter and challenge intertwined Western discourses on gender, employment, sexuality, and health. Here the conflict between Tradition and Modernity is argues from the favourite premise of male supremacist ideology showing how women have... more...