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  • Salad Anniversaryby Machi Tawara; Juliet Winters Carpenter

    Pushkin Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • I Wait for the Moonby Momoko Kuroda; Abigail Friedman

    Stone Bridge Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    The first work in English devoted to this modern haiku master, with 100 poems plus commentary on form and technique more...

  • Imagined Placesby Michael Pearson

    Dzanc Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Michael Pearson writes about his travels to places of literary import: Frost's Vermont, Faulkner's Mississippi, Flannery O'Connor's Georgia, Hemingway's Key West, Steinbeck's California, and Twain's Missouri. more...

  • Cleaned the Crocodile's Teethby Terese Svoboda

    Dzanc Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    The Nuer are a cattle herding people who live along the Nile. Although only a half million in population, they were made world famous by anthropologist E. Evans Pritchard's classic "The Nuer." Song is the art form most suited to their harsh climate and semi-nomadic existence. Cleaned the Crocodile's Teeth was translated by Terese Svoboda, who collected... more...

  • A Grammar of Luwoby Anne Storch

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 165.00

    This book is a description of Luwo, a Western Nilotic language of South Sudan. Luwo is used by multilingual, dynamic communities of practice as one language among others that form individual and flexible repertoires. It is a language that serves as a means of expressing the Self, as a medium of art and self-actualization, and sometimes as a medium... more...

  • Swahili Grammar and Workbookby Fidèle Mpiranya

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    Swahili Grammar and Workbook provides a practical and comprehensive companion to Swahili grammar, filling in gaps left by other textbooks. Presenting the essentials of Swahili grammar in a highly accessible fashion, it reduces complex language topics to helpful rules and mnemonic aids, enabling maximum grammar retention and accurate usage. Grammar... more...

  • Neocybernetics and Narrativeby Bruce Clarke

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Neocybernetics and Narrative opens a new chapter in Bruce Clarke’s project of rethinking narrative and media through systems theory. Reconceiving interrelations among subjects, media, significations, and the social, this study demonstrates second-order systems theory’s potential to provide fresh insights into the familiar topics of media studies... more...

  • Yukio Mishimaby Damian Flanagan

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    The most internationally acclaimed Japanese author of the twentieth century, Yukio Mishima (1925–70) was a prime candidate for the Nobel Prize. But the prolific author shocked the world in 1970 when he attempted a coup d’état that ended in his suicide by ritual disembowelment. In this radically new analysis of Mishima’s extraordinary life, Damian... more...

  • Japanese Women Poets: An Anthologyby Hiroaki Sato

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Throughout history, Japanese women have excelled in poetry - from the folk songs of the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) compiled in 712 and the court poetry of the 9th to the 14th centuries, on through the age of haikai and kanshi to the 19th century, into the contemporary period when books of women's poems have created a sensation.This anthology... more...

  • Issues in African Literatureby E. Nnolim

    Malthouse Press 2010; US$ 30.40

    The multitudinous nature of African literature has always been an issue but really not a problem, although its oral base has been used by expatriate critics to accuse African literature of thin plots, superficial characterisation, and narrative structures. African literature also, it is observed, is a mixed grill: it is oral; it is written in vernacular... more...