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  • Reveries of Longingby Melissa Kiguwa

    African Perspectives Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    Melissa Kiguwa is a blue writer, performer, a social critic, television and radio personality in South Africa. Raised by a Haitian father and a Ugandan mother, Melissa considers herself an Afro-diasporic nomad. Migration, imperialism, gender, spirituality, sexuality and capitalism influences much of her work. - See more at: http://www.africanbookscollective.com/books/reveries-of-longing#sthash.TyEPLdmf.dpuf more...

  • Style and Narrative in Translationsby Hiroko Cockerill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Futabatei Shimei (1864-1909) is widely regarded as the founder of the modern Japanese novel. His novel Floating Clouds (1887-1889) was written in a colloquial narrative style that was unprecedented in Japanese literature, as was its negative hero. Futabatei was also a pioneer translator of Russian literature, translating works by Turgenev, Gogol,... more...

  • Ogais "Noel"by Klaus Kracht; Katsumi Tateno-Kracht

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 88.37

    Ogais ?Noël? handelt von dem klassisch-chinesisch wie japanisch und europäisch gebildeten "homme de lettres" und symbolhaften Repräsentanten eines Landes, das nach einer ersten Begegnung mit dem abendländischen Glauben im ?christlichen? Jahrhundert dessen exklusiven Monotheismus als ?böse Religion? unter Todesstrafe stellte, bevor es im letzten Drittel... more...

  • Ysko Tawadaby Douglas Slaymaker

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 32.99

    Ysko Tawada: Voices from Everywhere is the first volume of criticism dedicated to the work of Ysko Tawada, one of the most highly acclaimed writers of her generation. Douglas Slaymaker has collected a range of essays that explore the plurality of voices and cultures in Tawada's work and push on to explicate the poetics and intellectual underpinnings... more...

  • Archaeology, Language, and the African Pastby Roger Blench

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 49.99

    Scholarly work that attempts to match linguistic and archaeological evidence in precolonial Africa more...

  • Colloquial Yorubaby Antonia Yetunde Folarin Schleicher

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 43.95

    Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, this easy to use and up to date course provides a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Yoruba with no prior knowledge of the language required. Colloquial Yoruba is: interactive ? with lots of exercises for regular practice clear ? providing concise grammar... more...

  • Clouds above the Hillby Shiba Ryotaro; Phyllis Birnbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 85.00

    Clouds above the Hill is the best-selling novel ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed. Best-selling author Shiba Ry?tar? devoted an entire decade of his... more...

  • Clouds above the Hillby Shiba Ryotaro; Phyllis Birnbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 85.00

    Clouds above the Hill , a long-time best-selling novel in Japan, is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed. Acclaimed author Shiba Ry?tar? devoted an entire decade of his life to... more...

  • Africandoby Manfred Loimeier

    Brandes & Apsel 2013; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • 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 contains over 600 entries that cover criticism and theory, its development as a field of scholarship, and studies of established and lesser-known writers. more...