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  • ALT 30 Reflections & Retrospectives: African Literature Todayby Ernest N. Emenyonu; Chimalum Nwankwo

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 34.95

    A focus on some of the pioneers of African literary creation. more...

  • Postcolonial African Writersby Siga Fatima Jagne; Pushpa Naidu Parekh

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    This reference book surveys the richness of postcolonial African literature. The volume begins with an introductory essay on postcolonial criticism and African writing, then presents alphabetically arranged profiles of some 60 writers, including Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Tahbar Ben Jelloun, among... more...

  • Colloquial Kazakhby Zaure Batayeva

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 61.95

    Colloquial Kazakh provides a step-by-step course in Kazakh as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Kazakh in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is... more...

  • The Syntax of Topic, Focus, and Contrastby Ad Neeleman; Reiko Vermeulen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    This book addresses how core notions of information structure (topic, focus and contrast) are expressed in syntax.The authorspropose that the syntactic effects of information structure come about as a result of mapping rules flexible enough to allow topics and foci to be expressed in a variety of positions, but strict enough to capture... more...

  • Dominant Narratives of Colonial Hokkaido and Imperial Japanby Michele M. Mason

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Recasts the commonly dismissed colonial project pursued in Hokkaido during the Meiji era (1868-1912) as a major force in the production of modern Japan's national identity, imperial ideology, and empire. more...

  • The Clause Structure of Wolofby Harold Torrence

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00

    This volume investigates the clausal syntax of Wolof, an understudied Atlantic language of Senegal. The goals of the work are descriptive, analytical, and comparative, with a focus on the structure of the left periphery and left peripheral phenomena. The book includes detailed examination of the morpho‑syntax of wh‑questions, successive... more...

  • The A to Z of Modern Japanese Literature and Theaterby Scott J. Miller

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    The A to Z of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature-narrative, poetry, and drama-in modern Japan. This book offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and... more...

  • A Practical Guide to Understanding Ciyawoby Ian Dicks; Shawn Dollar

    Kachere Series 2010; US$ 27.55

    A Practical Guide to Understanding Ciyawo has been developed over fourteen years and systematically explains for the novice the important aspects of Ciyawo grammar for effective communication. A practical grammar guide, the instruction is accessible, giving the basics of pronunciation, to building verb tenses, to ways of combining the different elements... more...

  • Kale ya Washairi wa Pemba: Kamange na Sarahaniby Abdilatif Abdala

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    The title of this collection of poetry, Kale ya Washairi wa Pemba: Kamange na Sarahani is translated as, “The Past of Pemba Poets: Kamange and Sarahani”. Pemba, for those who may need reminding is the smaller of the two islands known as Zanzibar, the other being Unguja. The poets whose works make up the collection lived between the last half of the... more...

  • African Oral Epic Poetryby Fritz H. Pointer

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 169.95

    Professor Pointer is the first person to offer an English translation of the Epic of Kambili, an African heroic myth. The book is careful to point out that this text deserves to be read by myth scholars and shows that the literary tradition of epic myth-telling extends to Africa through its oral folklore. The author argues that the story should be... more...