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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...

  • Negotiating Identityby Anne Helene Thelle

    Iudicium Verlag 2014; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • Beyond 'Khoisan'by Tom Güldemann; Anne-Maria Fehn

    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...

  • Camfranglaisby Peter Wuteh Vakunta

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 29.95

    This study raises awareness to the emergence of a new genre in world literatureóhybridized literature. It rejects the assumption according to which literatures written in less commonly taught languages should be subsumed into one universally accessible global idiom. Instead, Vakunta challenges literary scholars and readers of literature to regard... 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...

  • Clouds above the Hillby Shiba Ryotaro; Phyllis Birnbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 22.95

    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$ 22.95

    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$ 15.83

    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...

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

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 82.36

    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...