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  • The Pull of Postcolonial Nationhoodby Ayo A. Coly

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    Gender, Migration, and the Claims of Postcolonial Nationhood in Francophone Africa examines three major migrant women writers from Francophone Africa: Ken Bugul, Calixthe Beyala, and Fatou Diome. Coly studies what home means in the context of migration and how gender shapes the meaning of home. This is the first study to bring together migrant women... more...

  • The Libertine's Natureby Lars-Henrik Schmidt

    Aarhus University Press 2005; US$ 49.95

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  • The Limits of Illusion: A Critical Study of Calderónby Anthony J. Cascardi

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 34.00

    This is the first thorough study of Calderón in comparison with other important dramatists of the period. more...

  • Sentimental Narrative and the Social Order in France, 1760?1820by David J. Denby

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 43.00

    In this detailed study of popular sentimentalist literature of the late eighteenth century, David J. Denby sheds new light on Enlightenment thought and sensibility. more...

  • Crossing the Mangroveby Maryse Conde

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    In this beautifully crafted, Rashomon-like novel, Maryse Conde has written a gripping story imbued with all the nuances and traditions of Caribbean culture. Francis Sancher--a handsome outsider, loved by some and reviled by others--is found dead, face down in the mud on a path outside Riviere au Sel, a small village in Guadeloupe.  None of the villagers... more...

  • The Quebec Anthologyby Matt Cohen; Wayne Grady

    University of Ottawa Press 1997; US$ 12.99

    The Quebec Anthology: 1830-1990 provides a complete overview of the Quebec short story from its beginnings to the 1990s and offers a unique opportunity for English readers to discover the essence of this fascinating literature. In addition, a detailed biography of each author and an assessment of each story's place in the larger canvas of Quebec... more...

  • Les Cultural Studies dans les mondes francophonesby Boulou Ebanda de B'béri

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2010; US$ 16.99

    Depuis trois décennies le monde anglo-saxon a considéré sérieusement les Cultural Studies comme une analyse des pratiques quotidiennes et de la production de sens. Mais la production analytique en français dans cette discipline est restée presque absente. Les mondes francophones ont déjŕ vécu plusieurs événements qui auraient intéressé les Cultural... more...

  • Vision-Divisionby Marta Dvorák; Jane Koustas

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2004; US$ 14.99

    Canadienne, Parisienne, musicienne, écrivaine de rénommée internationale, Nancy Huston séduit aussi bien par ses essais provocateurs que par ses romans audacieux. Vivant entre deux langues et deux cultures, elle a conquis tant les publics francophone qu?anglophone. La narratrice d?Instruments des ténčbres formule cette phrase troublante : « Pas de... more...

  • Roch Carrierby Gilles Dorion

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2004; US$ 9.99

    Roch Carrier a pratiqué plusieurs genres : poésie, conte, roman, théâtre, récit de voyage, littérature pour la jeunesse et biographie. Son oeuvre abondante, exubérante, protéiforme joue de tous les registres, du fantastique au burlesque, du poétique au carnavalesque. Elle a rejoint un immense public, depuis le tout premier roman, La guerre, yes sir... more...

  • Waiting For The Wild Beasts To Voteby Ahmadou Kourouma

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.59

    Ahmadou Kourouma's remarkable novel is narrated by Bingo, a West African sora - storyteller and king's fool. Over the course of five nights he tells the life story of Koyaga, President and Dictator of the Gulf Coast. Orphaned at the age of seven, Koyaga grows up to be a terrible hunter; he fights mythical beasts, and is a shape-shifter, capable... more...