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  • Isabelle Eberhardt and North Africaby Lynda Chouiten

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    Born in Switzerland, writer Isabelle Eberhardt spent most of her adult life in North Africa, where she gained the reputation of being an anti-colonial figure on account of her friendship with the natives. This book shows that she was less interested in defending the colonized than in fulfilling her personal quests for heroism and literary success.... more...

  • Ousmane Sembene and the Politics of Cultureby Lifongo J. Vetinde; Amadou T. Fofana; Matthew H. Brown; Cherif Correa; Lyell Davies; Rachel Diang'a; David Murphy; Mouhamedoul A. Niang; Augustine Uka Nwanyanwu; Dayna Oscherwitz; Moussa Sow

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Undoubtedly one of Africa?s most influential first generation of writers and filmmakers, Ousmane Sembene's creative works of fiction as well as his films have been the subject of a considerable number of scholarly articles. This book examines this figure within the context of his career-long preoccupation with the production of culture. ... more...

  • Jules Verne's Scotlandby Ian Thompson

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.95

    This book weaves in all the reasons why the residents of Scotland love to live here; landscape, beautiful scenery, an air of mystery and the great history of the land. Thompson conveys Verne's deep fascination with Scotland and takes the reader on a journey with Verne from his beloved Heart of Midlothian' to exploring in the Highlands. This... more...

  • Wendezeitenby Alfred Gall

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 70.20

    Hauptbeschreibung <p>Der Band versammelt Beitr&auml;ge aus verschiedenen Disziplinen, die der Frage nachgehen, wie in Drama und Film Wendezeiten modelliert werden. Die Gestaltung epochaler Z&auml;suren bringt eigenst&auml;ndige Deutungsanspr&uuml;che zur Geltung, die nicht auf vorgeordnete politische, gesellschaftliche oder... more...

  • Puna Wai Koreroby Reina Whaitiri; Robert Sullivan

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    From revered, established writers as well as exciting new voices, the poems in Puna Wai Korero offer a broad picture of Maori poetry in English. The voices are many and diverse: confident, angry, traditional, respectful, experimental, despairing, and full of hope, expressing a range of poetic techniques and the full scope of what it is to be Maori.... more...

  • Letters on Englandby Voltaire

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    Letters on England gathers together Voltaire's essays about his time in England between 1726 and 1728. Comparable to Alexis De Tocqueville's Democracy in America , Voltaire looks at English culture as an outsider, giving its culture, society and governing institutions a favorable comparison to their French counterparts. more...

  • Imaginaires métissés en littérature pour la jeunesseby Noëlle Sorin

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2006; US$ 18.00

    Le collectif proposé par Noëlle Sorin aborde la problématique du métissage en deux volets, l'un consacré au métissage culturel sous divers aspects, l'autre à l'expression d'une pensée métisse dans l'ouvre de plusieurs auteurs. Les enseignants trouveront en ces pages des suggestions d'ouvres... more...

  • Jacques Poulinby Pierre Hébert

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 1997; US$ 9.99

    Les romans de Jacques Poulin sondent un très petit nombre de questions essentiels : quelle influence exerce sur nous notre enfance ? comment vivre avec l?agressivité qui existe en nous-mêmes et chez les autres ? comment équilibre intérieurement la partie féminine et masculine de notre être ? Enfin, cette interrogation récursive qui recueille toutes... more...

  • Germaine Guèvremontby Yvan G. Lepage

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 1998; US$ 9.99

    « Évoquer Germaine Guèvremont (1893-1968), c?est faire surgir le personnage mythique du Survenant, lié dans l?imaginaire québécois, aux temps heureux d?un passé révolu. » Ainsi s?ouvre le présent ouvrage, dont l?objectif est d?éclairer l?oeuvre entière de Germaine Guèvremont, aussi bien ses écrits journalistiques, encore très mal connus (environ cent... more...

  • Mobility of Lightby Nicole Brossard; Louise H. Forsyth

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    “On strands of light I am hanging poetry like garlands.” These first words of poetry from Nicole Brossard anticipate the vast body of work she has published in the last four decades. The poems in Mobility of Light were chosen by Louise H. Forsyth to elicit a sense of these whirling garlands and convey the intense energy—physical,... more...