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  • Swahili Made Easyby J.F. Safari

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2012; US$ 24.70

    This handy book is a beginner?s complete course in the Swahili language, designed especially for foreigners. The book is a result of the author?s many years of teaching experience. It is divided into two parts: part one covers pronunciation; Swahili greetings and manners; classification of nouns; adjectives, verbs, adverbs, etc. in twenty-eight lessons... 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...

  • Crackling Mountain and Other Storiesby Osamu Dazai; James A. O'Brien

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 12.95

    Crackling Mountain and Other Stories features eleven outstanding works by Osama Dazai, widely regarded as one of the twentieth-century Japan's most gifted writers and a master teller of tales. Dazai experimented with a wide variety of short story styles and brought to each a sophisticated sense of humor, a broad empathy for the human condition,... more...

  • Salad Anniversaryby Machi Tawara; Juliet Winters Carpenter

    Pushkin Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    An exquisite collection of Japanese poetry This internationally bestselling book took the world by storm on its publication. Covering the discovery of new love, first heartache and the end of an affair, these poems mix the ancient grace and musicality of the tanka form with a modern insight and wit. With a light, fresh touch and a cool eye, Machi... more...

  • Mishima Yukios ?Zur Verteidigung unserer Kultur? (Bunka boeiron)by Rebecca Mak

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    This volume presents Yukio Mishima?s essay ?On the Defense of Culture? (1968) for the first time in German translation. Mishima examines the relationship between culture, tradition, the emperor, and nation, and asserts his opinions about these issues, which also shape his fictional works. This volume engages in a close reading of the text,... more...

  • Encyclopedia of African Literatureby Simon Gikandi

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 65.95

    The most comprehensive reference work on African literature to date, this book covers all the key historical and cultural issues in the field. The Encyclopedia contains over 600 entries covering criticism and theory, African literature's development as a field of scholarship, and studies of established and lesser-known writers and their texts. While... more...

  • The Politics of (M)Otheringby Obioma Nnaemeka

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    This collection is a study of African literature framed by the central, and multi-faceted, idea of 'mother' - motherland, mothertongue, motherwit, motherhood, mothering - looking at the paradoxical location of (m)other as both central and marginal. Whilst the volume stands as a sustained feminist analysis, it engages feminist theory itself by showing... more...

  • Papers in Honour of R. C. Abraham (1890-1963)by Philip J. Jaggar

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 58.95

    First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Voice and Powerby R. J. Hayward; I. M. Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 102.95

    This text is devoted to studies of the languages and cultures of the Cushitic-speaking peoples of the Horn of Africa. It is concerned with linguistics in a technical sense, and analyzes the oral literature of the people of the area. more...

  • Some Problems of Transitivity in Swahiliby W. H. Whiteley

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 44.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...