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  • ALT 30 Reflections & Retrospectivesby Ernest N. Emenyonu; Chimalum Nwankwo

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 34.95

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

  • Poems for the Millennium, Volume Fourby Pierre Joris; Habib Tengour

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    In this fourth volume of the landmark Poems for the Millennium series, Pierre Joris and Habib Tengour present a comprehensive anthology of the written and oral literatures of the Maghreb, the region of North Africa that spans the modern nation states of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Mauritania, and including a section on the influential Arabo-Berber... more...

  • Postcolonial African Writersby Siga Fatima Jagne; Pushpa Naidu Parekh

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 195.00

    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. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    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 certain cross-linguistic... 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...

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

    Kachere Series 2010; US$ 29.95

    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 Pembaby Abdilatif Abdala

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2011; US$ 19.95

    The title of this collection of poetry, Kale ya Washairi wa Pemba: Kamange na Sarahani is translated as, ìThe Past of Pemba Poets: Kamange and Sarahaniî. 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... 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...

  • Twelve Views from the Distanceby Mutsuo Takahashi; Jeffrey Angles

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    From one of the foremost poets in contemporary Japan comes this entrancing memoir that traces a boy?s childhood and its intersection with the rise of the Japanese empire and World War II. Originally published in 1970, this translation is the first available in English. In twelve chapters that visit and revisit critical points in his boyhood, T welve... more...

  • Felix Taylor Adventures 2-Book Bundleby Nicholas Maes

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 14.99

    For the first time, the Felix Taylor Adventures are available as together in this two-book bundle. Felix and Caroline must must project back in time, first chasing an extinct flower and then a mysterious stranger, before their world turns to dust. more...