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  • African Languages in a Digital Ageby Don Osborn

    International Development Research Centre 2010; US$ 18.00

    With increasing numbers of computers and penetration of the Internet around the world, localization of the technology and the content it carries into the many languages people speak is becoming an ever more important area for discussion and action. Localization, simply put, includes translation and cultural adaptation of user interfaces and software... more...

  • Middle Egyptianby James P. Allen

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 45.00

    Introduction to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts, including lessons and exercises. more...

  • Heroism and the Supernatural in the African Epicby Mariam Konaté Deme

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 135.00

    Western criticism has largely failed to acknowledge the distinctiveness of African literary aesthetics. This book revises traditional literary canons in examining the social, cultural and emotional specificity of African epics and highlighting distinguishing features, such as the significance of the fantastic and its use in the epic dramatic structure.... more...

  • The Changing Face of African Literatureby Bernard de Meyer; Neil Ten Kortenaar

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 67.20

    The Changing Face of African Literature combines both the large picture – a synopsis of current trends in African literature – and the small: studies of individual texts and of themes across several texts. The large and the small are linked by recurring themes, such as gender and sexuality, the nation-state and its collapse, AIDS, war, and... more...

  • Zimbabwean Transitionsby Z.Malaba Mbongeni; Geoffrey V. Davis

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 70.00

    This collection of essays on Zimbabwean literature brings together studies of both Rhodesian and Zimbabwean literature, spanning different languages and genres. It charts the at times painful process of the evolution of Rhodesian/ Zimbabwean identities that was shaped by pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial realities. The hybrid nature of the society... more...

  • Africa Writing Europeby Maria Olaussen; Christina Angelfors

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 86.80

    Africa Writing Europe offers critical readings of the meaning and presence of Europe in a variety of African literary texts. The first of its kind, it shifts the focus from questions of African identity to readings which delineate ideas of Europe also in texts written specifically in an African context. It seeks to place the representations of Europe... more...

  • Rashomon and Seventeen Other Storiesby Ryunosuke Akutagawa; Haruki Murakami; Jay Rubin; Yoshihiro Tatsumi

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 16.00

    This collection features a brilliant new translation of the Japanese master's stories with an introduction by Haruki Murakami. Akutagawa?s disturbing tales of human passion capture the cultural upheaval of early twentieth century Japan, ranging from ?In the Grove,? the basis of Kurosawa?s famous film Rashomon, to Akutagawa?s later, more autobiographical... more...

  • Women's Literature in Kenya and Ugandaby Marie Kruger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    For nearly a decade, writers' collectives such as Kwani Trust in Kenya and Femrite , the Ugandan women writers' association, have dramatically reshaped the East African literary scene. Women's Literature in Kenya and Uganda: The Trouble with Modernity extends the purview of postcolonial literary studies by providing the long overdue critical... more...

  • Japanese Countercultureby Steven C. Ridgely

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 68.00

    Explores the significant impact of this countercultural figure of postwar Japan. more...

  • Nakagami, Japanby Anne McKnight

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    How do you write yourself into a literature that doesn't know you exist? This was the conundrum confronted by Nakagami Kenji (1946û1992), who counted himself among the buraku-min, Japan's largest minority. His answer brought the histories and rhetorical traditions of buraku writing into the high culture of Japanese literature for the first time... more...