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  • The Story of Swahiliby John M. Mugane

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Swahili, or more properly Kiswahili, was once an obscure littoral dialect of an East African Bantu language. Today more than one hundred million people use Swahili, making it one of the few truly international languages: Swahili is to eastern and central Africa what English is to the world. How this came about and why, of all African languages, it... more...

  • Rethinking African Cultural Productionby Kenneth W. Harrow; Frieda Ekotto

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Frieda Ekotto, Kenneth W. Harrow, and an international group of scholars set forth new understandings of the conditions of contemporary African cultural production in this forward-looking volume. Arguing that it is impossible to understand African cultural productions without knowledge of the structures of production, distribution, and reception that... more...

  • Blood on the Tidesby Isidore Okpewho

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 39.94

    The Ozidi Saga is one of Africa's best known prosimetric epics, set in the Delta region of Nigeria. Blood on the Tides examines the epic -- a tale of a warrior and his sorcerer grandmother's revenge upon the assassins who killed her son -- both as an example of oral literature and as a reflection of the specific social and political concerns of... more...

  • Deep in the Valley of Tea Bowlsby Kathy Kituai; Fergus Stewart

    IP (Interactive Publications) 2015; US$ 9.00

    What do a poet and a potter have in common? Isn’t the daily task of working with clay, be it plugging, glazing or trimming pots ready to be fired in the kiln much the same as writing zero drafts in a journal and moulding these entries into poetry for publication? After many years of taking notes at Fergus Stewart’s pottery studios, Kathy... more...

  • Colloquial Kazakh (eBook And MP3 Pack)by Zaure Batayeva

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.95

    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...

  • A Grammar and Lexicon of Yintyingkaby Jean-Christophe Verstraete; Bruce Rigsby

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book provides a description of Yintyingka, a Pama-Nyungan language of Cape York Peninsula in Australia. The analysis is based on a range of archival materials from the 1920s to the 1990s, as well as the authors' fieldwork experience with neighboring languages. This book pays special attention to the language in its social context,... more...

  • Japanese Women Writers: Twentieth Century Short Fictionby Noriko Mizuta Lippit; Kyoko Iriye Selden

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    "Here are Japanese women in infinite and fascinating variety -- ardent lovers, lonely single women, political activists, betrayed wives, loyal wives, protective mothers, embittered mothers, devoted daughters. ... a new sense of the richness of Japanese women's experience, a new appreciation for feelings too long submerged". -- The New York Times Book... more...

  • Manding-English Dictionaryby Valentin Vydrine

    MeaBooks Inc 2015; US$ 37.00

    Manding is a common name for several closely related languages in West Africa: Maninka (or Malinke), Bamana (or Bambara), Jula, Mandinka, Xasonka, etc., spoken by up to 40 million people. In this dictionary, forms of Malian Bamana and Guinean Maninka are included. The polysemy of words is represented in all details, the senses are represented hierarchically.... more...

  • Death and the King?s Grey Hair and Other Playsby Denja Abdullahi

    Kraft Books 2014; US$ 18.00

    Death and the King?s Grey Hair and Other Plays is a collection of three plays, ?Death and the King?s Grey Hair,? ?Truce with the Devil,? and ?Fringe Benefits,? which are all experimental plays from the early period of the writing career of Denja Abdullahi, who is presently renowned as a poet of populist expressions. ?Death and the King?s Grey Hair?... more...

  • The Fourth Masqueradeby Ebi Yeibo

    Kraft Books 2014; US$ 18.00

    As one of the most important Nigerian poets who continue to write the nation in verse, Yeibo, in this fifth collection of poems, has strategically fashioned a kind of poetry that does not only derive its idiom from the prosody and folk tradition of the Izon of Nigeria, it equally advances the poet?s vision through form and structure. His recourse to... more...