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  • 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...

  • African Pens 2011by South African PEN; J. M. Coetzee

    Jacana Media 2011; US$ 19.99

    A new anthology of writings, this collection contains stories with varying themes from 21 different writers. Including an assured and professional piece of writing about a seemingly simple interaction between two men in which the true drama takes place beneath the surface, this book will give insight into what African writers are experiencing and... more...

  • Alex la Gumaby Roger Field

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 90.00

    The life and works of South African writer, political activist and artist, from his early life in District Six, his arrest and trial for treason, to his eventual reluctant exile in Cuba. more...

  • Arguments of Augustan Witby John Sitter

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 42.00

    John Sitter makes a challenging claim for the importance of wit in the writings of Dryden, Rochester, Prior, Berkeley, Gay, Pope and Swift. more...

  • The Barnby Roselyne M. Jua

    Langaa RPCIG 2008; US$ 19.95

    As a veteran playwright and actor, Kwo Victor Elame Musinga is more than just a pioneer in popular theatre. His simple but profound messages demonstrate a depth of understanding and insight into human nature and the nature of society. The texts he crafts are universal and timeless in their content and appeal, even as the themes and situations that... more...

  • A Basket of Flaming Ashesby Joyce B. Ashuntantang

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 19.95

    Ashuntantang is an extraordinary weaver of words who showcases vivid pictures that compete with 3D simulation. Her greatest asset is her use of the beautiful traditional Cameroonian anchor that evokes folk tales with its moonlight romance and glory. You feel, laugh, weep, shiver, wonder, and hail the triumphant spirit of the persona as it navigates... more...

  • A Basket of Kola Nutsby Bongasu Tanla-Kishani

    Langaa RPCIG 2009; US$ 19.95

    Bold, original and stimulating in its inspirational insights, A Basket of Kola Nuts explores Cameroonís cultures as remarkable pivots of moral rectitude and such sickening vicious-circles as bribery and corruption. Ethnically grass-rooted and globalizing rather than alarmingly exotic and exclusive, this poetic diction of form-content aims at revitalizing... 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...

  • Bending the Bowby Frank M Chipasula

    Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    From the ancient Egyptian inventors of the love lyric to contemporary poets, Bending the Bow: An Anthology of African Love Poetry gathers together both written and sung love poetry from Africa.          This anthology is a work of literary archaeology that lays bare a genre of African poetry that has been... more...

  • Beware the Drivesby Sammy Oke Akombi

    Langaa RPCIG 2008; US$ 19.95

    This collection of verse, which has mostly short poems, some of which are two-liners, is an outcome of several years of keen observation of the very nature of man. The observation brought this writer to the conclusion that man is dominated by fear and in his effort to conquer it, he resorts to unbridled aggression. Such aggression has been very instrumental... more...