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

    De Gruyter Mouton 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...

  • Negotiating Identityby Anne Helene Thelle

    Iudicium Verlag 2014; US$ 17.73

    Nakagami Kenji is today regarded as one of the most important and influential Japanese post-war writers. Born in 1946 in the burakumin ghetto of the small coastal town of Shingu in southern Wakayama prefecture, Nakagami sailed up as a rising star on the literary skies in the mid-seventies when he became the first writer born after the Second World... more...

  • Kale ya Washairi wa Pemba: Kamange na Sarahaniby

    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, ?The Past of Pemba Poets: Kamange and Sarahani?. 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 of the... more...

  • African Rythmnsby Chin Ce; Charles Smith

    Handel Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    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...

  • Counter Discourse in African Literatureby Chin Ce; Charles Smith

    Handel Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    This volume charts the widening frontiers of black literary aesthetics using the prose and dramatic fictions of writers from Africa and the African diaspora. The chapters come in two interactive phases of current critical discourses involving rejoinders from past-present concerns and issues of cultural and contemporary modernity. These studies stress... more...

  • Post Colonial Identitiesby Chin Ce; Charles Smith

    Handel Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    Post Colonial Identities revisits issues regarding the newer literature within the expansive African heritage of diverse regional and national groupings. It is poised at substantiating the uniformity of Africa in terms of literary and cultural movements, and lending some inter-disciplinary insights on the whole body of literature through twentieth... more...

  • 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. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...