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  • African Literary NGOsby Doreen Strauhs

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Proposing the novel concept of the "literary NGO," this study combines interviews with contemporary East African writers with an analysis of their professional activities and the cultural funding sector to make an original contribution to African literary criticism and cultural studies. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Arguments of Augustan Witby John Sitter

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 44.00

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

  • At Zero Pointby Rose A. Zimbardo

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    At Zero Point presents an entirely new way of looking at Restoration culture, discourse, and satire. The book locates a rupture in English culture and epistemology not at the end of the eighteenth century (when it occurred in France) but at the end of the seventeenth century. Rose Zimbardo's hypothesis is based on Hans Blumenberg's concept of "zero... 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... more...

  • Beyond the Delivery Roomby Khadija Heeger

    Modjaji Books 2013; US$ 14.25

    A debut collection of poems from popular performance poet, Khadija Heeger. The collection is the first in a trilogy of poems that Heeger has worked on over many years. This collection is a combination of story-telling, resistance, re-naming, remembering. The language of the book is personal to the poet and reflects the wider community and society she... more...