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  • 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...

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

    Kachere Series 2010; US$ 27.55

    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 Pemba: Kamange na Sarahaniby Abdilatif Abdala

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Yoko 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...

  • 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...

  • Manding-English Dictionaryby Valentin Vydrine

    MeaBooks Inc 2015; US$ 37.00

    Manding is a common name for several closely related languages in West Africa: Maninka (or Malinke), Bamana (or Bambara), Jula, Mandinka, Xasonka, etc., spoken by up to 40 million people. In this dictionary, forms of Malian Bamana and Guinean Maninka are included. The polysemy of words is represented in all details, the senses are represented hierarchically.... more...

  • A Grammar of Wandalaby Zygmunt Frajzyngier

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 224.00

    This is the first description of a most interesting Chadic language spoken in Northern Cameroon and Northern Nigeria. The grammar provides proofs for all hypotheses concerning forms and functions grammaticalized in the language. The grammar is written in a style accessible to linguists working within different theoretical frameworks. ... more...

  • The Expression of Information Structureby Manfred Krifka; Renate Musan

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    The book reports on the present state of the theoretical presentation, empirical investigation, psycholinguistic aspects and acquisition of information structure, and computation. It also provides descriptions of the information structural encoding strategies of individual languages of different types. The book can be used as a textbook... more...

  • Quotative Indexes in African Languagesby Tom Güldemann

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    The book represents the results of a synchronic and diachronic cross-African survey of quotative indexes. 39 African languages were selected to represent the genealogical and geographical diversity of the continent. It is the first typological investigation of direct reported discourse of this magnitude in a large group of languages. The... 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...