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  • Blood on the Tidesby Isidore Okpewho

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 39.94

    The Ozidi Saga is one of Africa's best known prosimetric epics, set in the Delta region of Nigeria. Blood on the Tides examines the epic -- a tale of a warrior and his sorcerer grandmother's revenge upon the assassins who killed her son -- both as an example of oral literature and as a reflection of the specific social and political concerns of... more...

  • Arabic literature of Africa. Volume IV, Writings of Western Sudanic Africaby J.O. Hunwick

    BRILL 2003; US$ 293.00

    This volume of Arabic literature of Africa deals with the scholarly and literary production of authors from Mali, Senegal, Guinea, Niger, and Ghana, from earliest times to 2002. more...

  • Intertextuality in Contemporary African Literatureby Ode Ogede

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 84.99

    Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Chapter 1. When an Elephant Rustles the Bush ... Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Is a Picture Still Worth a Thousand Words? From Documentary to Investigative Realism: Cyprian Ekwensi's Jagua Nana and Flora Nwapa's One is Enough Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Lampoon, or the Power of Savage Satire, and the Visual Object of Distaste: Chinua... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Achebe's Things Fall Apartby John Chua

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Things Fall Apart, you explore the ground-breaking... more...

  • Writing Out of All the Campsby Laura Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Writing "Out of all the Camps": J. M. Coetzee's Narratives of Displacement is an interdisciplinary examination--combining ethical, postcolonial, performance, gender-based, and environmental theory--of the ways that 2003 Nobel Prize-winning South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, primarily through his voicing of a female subject position and his presentation... more...

  • Different Shades of Greenby Byron Caminero-Santangelo

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 27.50

    Engaging important discussions about social conflict, environmental change, and imperialism in Africa, Different Shades of Green points to legacies of African environmental writing, often neglected as a result of critical perspectives shaped by dominant Western conceptions of nature and environmentalism. Drawing on an interdisciplinary framework... more...

  • The Past Coming to Roost in the Presentby Adrian Knapp

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 17.99

    Since the final demise of apartheid in 1994, South Africa has undergone dramatic changes in the political, social, and economic sphere. It is not surprising that these changes have also resulted in contentious reassessments of recent history. Many contemporary South African writers have taken up the challenge and created works offering new ways of... more...

  • Jean Rhysby Elaine Savory

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 44.00

    A critical reading of Rhys's entire oeuvre, including the stories and autobiography, informed by Rhys's own manuscripts and first published in 1999. more...

  • Land and Nationalism in Fictions from Southern Africaby James Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 142.00

    In this volume, Graham investigates the relation between land and nationalism in South African and Zimbabwean fiction from the 1960s to the present. This comparative study, the first of its kind, discusses a wide range of writing against a backdrop of regional decolonization, including novels by the prize-winning authors J.M Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer,... more...

  • Modern Arabic Literatureby M. M. Badawi

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 96.00

    This volume provides an authoritative survey of creative writing in Arabic from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. more...