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- 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...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 79.99
African Pasts, Presents, and Futures: Generational Shifts in African Women's Literature, Film, and Internet Discourse , by Touria Khannous, critically reevaluates assumptions in liberal feminist theory, which has examined African women primarily in terms of their object status rather than as agents effecting change . By analyzing forces of marginalization,... more...
- Handel Books 2014; US$ 24.70
With new integrative and indigenous approaches to literary affairs the focus of this volume is on the influence of tradition in African writing. Using the work of Chinua Achebe two scholars from outside Africa offer insight on oratorical devices in modern African fiction, two chapters follow which, by fusing traditional elements in transitional societies,... more...
- Brandes & Apsel 2013; US$ 14.19
Africando - Streifzüge durch die zeitgenössische afrikanische Literatur von Westafrika über Zentral- und Ostafrika bis zum südlichen Afrika. Verfasst von einem der profiliertesten Kenner afrikanischer Literaturen in Deutschland. Eine wichtige Einführung und Orientierungshilfe durch die inzwischen in beträchtlicher Zahl in deutscher Übersetzung vorliegenden... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Shiga Naoya was a giant of Japanese literature but he is barely known outside Japan. This book is the first study of Shiga to explore in depth his affinities - both aesthetic and philosophic - with the long tradition of Zen art. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 180.00
This book explores the thesis that in the Kwa languages of West Africa, aspect and modality are more central to the grammar of the verb than tense. Where tense marking has emerged it is invariably in the expression of the future, and therefore concerned with the impending actualization or potentiality of an event, hence with modality, rather than the... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 173.00
This landmark volume is the first work specifically designed to explore the extent to which striking surface morpho-syntactic similarities between Bantu and Romance languages actually represent similar syntactic structures. In particular, it explores the timely and much debated issues of verbal morphology and agreement, the structure of DPs, and word... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00
This paper briefly summarises the current state of research on the classification of Taa. It suggests a genealogical (historical) classification based on the evidence of grammatical and phonological features in the data from 20 varieties. The split between West !Xoon of Namibia and the remaining varieties is argued to be historically deeper than the... more...