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  • Critical Perspectives on Cameroon Writingby Ndumbe Eyoh; Albert Azeyeh

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 48.95

    This landmark volume brings together a very rich harvest of forty critical essays on Cameroon literature by Cameroon literary scholars. The book is the result of the Second Conference on Cameroon Literature which took place at the University of Buea in 1994. The Buea conference was motivated by a determination to look at Cameroon literature straight... more...

  • Shifting Subjectsby Natalie Edwards

    University of Delaware Press 2011; US$ 72.99

    There are many different ways to say 'I.' This book examines the ways in which four contemporary women writers (HZl_ne Cixous, Assia Djebar, Gis_le Halimi and Julia Kristeva) have written their autobiographical 'I' as a plural concept. These women refuse the individual 'I' of traditional autobiography by developing narrative strategies that multiply... more...

  • Aspects Ecocritiques de l imaginaire africainby Etienne-Marie Lassi

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 24.95

    It is important to question some recurrent commonplaces about the (post)colonial order and the preservation of the environment if one wants to reconcile ecocriticism and postcolonial theories. For instance, were pre-colonial societies devoid of ecological awareness? Is the environmental commitment of the developed world a kind of repentance for the... more...

  • Selection of Poems - Christian and Non-Christianby Elaine Day

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    A selection of Elaine Day's general poems over the years. This is a wide selection of poems that have been collected and placed into a single book. About the Author Elaine Day was born in North London. Her works include History of Havering in Essex, 29 Short stories, Heaven & Earth, Closer to Heaven, Knocking on Heaven's Door, All Year long, Poetry... more...

  • Childhood, Autobiography and the Francophone Caribbeanby Louise Hardwick

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    This book explores a major modern turn in Francophone Caribbean literature towards récits d’enfance (narratives of childhood) and asks why this occurred post-1990. more...

  • V. Y. Mudimbeby Pierre-Philippe Fraiture

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    VY Mudimbe: Undisciplined Africanism is the first English-language monograph dedicated to the work of Valentin Yves Mudimbe. This book charts the intellectual history of the seminal Congolese philosopher, epistemologist, and philologist from the late 1960s to the present day, exploring his major essays and novels. Pierre-Philippe Fraiture highlights... more...

  • Fuelby Naomi Shihab Nye

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    Poems that find meaning in a world where we are "so tired of meaning nothing." more...

  • Childhood, Autobiography and the Francophone Caribbeanby Louise Hardwick

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 72.99

    This book explores a major modern turn in Francophone Caribbean literature towards récits d'enfance (narratives of childhood) and asks why this occurred post-1990. more...

  • The Mind of Italo Calvinoby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    At the time of his death, Italo Calvino was internationally regarded as one of Italy's greatest twentieth century writers. His approach to literature was remarkably adventurous, and he produced a thought-provoking oeuvre. It invited readers to engage themselves with radical thoughts and philosophies, an approach lamentably scarce in contemporary... more...

  • Galdosby Jo Labanyi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    Benito Perez Galdos has been described as 'the greatest Spanish novelist since Cervantes.' His work constitutes a major contribution to the nineteenth-century novel, rivalling that of Dickens of Balzac and making him an essential candidate for any course on the fiction of the period. Jo Labanyi's study is supported by a wide-rangting introduction,... more...