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  • 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...

  • 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$ 87.10

    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...

  • Blood on the Tidesby Isidore Okpewho

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Examines the Ozidi Saga -- one of Africa's best-known epics -- as an example of oral literature and as a reflection of the specific social and political concerns of the Nigerian Delta. more...

  • Negotiating Identityby Anne Helene Thelle

    Iudicium Verlag 2014; US$ 21.21

    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...

  • Journey of Lifeby Daisaku Ikeda

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 18.00

    Whether through lyrical celebrations of the wonders of nature; paeans to the steadfastness of women; or salutations to the world leaders who have in their various ways provided inspiration to his lifelong devotion to the causes of peace, justice and education, Daisaku Ikeda in his poems expresses unwavering commitment to the development of a humanistic... 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. - See more at: http://www.africanbookscollective.com/books/reveries-of-longing#sthash.TyEPLdmf.dpuf more...

  • Africa in Narrativesby Chin Ce; Charles Smith

    Handel Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    Africa in Narratives illuminates or proves, against the backdrop of attitudes toward nations deemed ëethnicí or ëminoritiesí, that literature in Africa can live up to the challenge of aesthetic imagination to form an active, refreshing part of world cultural discourse. African countries have evolved imaginatively beyond their present... 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...