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  • Kale ya Washairi wa Pembaby Abdilatif Abdala

    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, ìThe Past of Pemba Poets: Kamange and Sarahaniî. 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... more...

  • Topics in Kwa Syntaxby Enoch Olade Aboh

    Springer 2009; US$ 209.00

    Edited by two leading experts on the languages of West Africa, this volume is the very first book to handle a range of topics in the syntax of Kwa, a branch of the Niger-Congo language family spoken by approximately 20 million people in Côte d?Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, and Benin and in the extreme southwestern corner of Nigeria. Kwa includes a total of... more...

  • Focus Strategies in African Languagesby Enoch Oladé Aboh; Katharina Hartmann; Malte Zimmermann

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 196.00

    The book contains a collection of articles on focus in the Niger-Congo and Afro-Asiatic language groups. It investigates focus-related phenomena from different theoretical and methodological perspectives: the interaction of focus and prosody, the effect of focus on word order, the inventory of focus-marking devices, and others. The volume enhances... more...

  • Rashomon and Seventeen Other Storiesby Ryunosuke Akutagawa; Haruki Murakami; Jay Rubin; Yoshihiro Tatsumi

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 16.00

    This collection features a brilliant new translation of the Japanese master's stories with an introduction by Haruki Murakami. Akutagawa?s disturbing tales of human passion capture the cultural upheaval of early twentieth century Japan, ranging from ?In the Grove,? the basis of Kurosawa?s famous film Rashomon, to Akutagawa?s later, more autobiographical... more...

  • Middle Egyptianby James P. Allen

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 45.00

    Introduction to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts, including lessons and exercises. more...

  • Aspect and Modality in Kwa Languagesby Felix K. Ameka; M.E. Kropp Dakubu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 180.00

    This book explores the thesis that in the Kwa languages of West Africa, aspect and modality are more central to the grammar of the verb than tense. Where tense marking has emerged it is invariably in the expression of the future, and therefore concerned with the impending actualization or potentiality of an event, hence with modality, rather than the... more...

  • Landscaping Postcolonialityby Joyce B. Ashuntantang

    Langaa RPCIG 2009; US$ 24.95

    This is a foundational text on the production and dissemination of Anglophone Cameroon literature. The Republic of Cameroon is a bilingual country with English and French as the official languages. Ashuntantang shows that the pattern of production and dissemination of Anglophone Cameroon literature is not only framed by the minority status of English... more...

  • The Square Persimmon & Other Storiesby Takashi Atoda; Millicent M. Horton

    Tuttle Publishing 1999; US$ 12.95

    The Square Persimmon and Other Stories is an introduction to one of Japan 's most popular and versatile writers of fiction . In these eleven stories, Takashi Atoda examines universal themes-first love, lost love, change, fate-through unmistakably Japanese eyes. The dreamlike quality of some stories invites the reader to draw his own conclusions... more...

  • Theorising Survivalby Jenny Baker

    eContent Management Pty Ltd 2012; US$ 65.00

    Indigenous peoples have been marginalized by the artificial separation of the humanities and the sciences and by the separation of theory and practice. The author positions the Indigenous subject in health science research and health science texts and then applies a theoretical model of alterity drawn from transnational cultural studies and feminist... more...

  • African Theatre 11: Festivalsby Martin Banham; James Gibbs; Femi Osofisan

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 34.95

    Contributors examine how international theatre festivals have been organised and how they have affected the evolution of sustainable theatre. more...