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  • Institutions of World Literatureby Stefan Helgesson; Pieter Vermeulen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume engages critically with the recent and ongoing consolidation of "world literature" as a paradigm of study. On the basis of an extended, active, and ultimately more literary sense of what it means to institute world literature, it views processes of institutionalization not as limitations, but as challenges to understand how literature... 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... more...

  • The Disorder of Thingsby John Masterson

    Wits University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Offering a reading of the Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah through the prism of the French philosopher Michel Foucault, this book argues that the preoccupations that have remained central throughout Farah?s 40 year career?including political autocracy, border conflicts, international aid and development, civil war, transnational migration, and the Horn... 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...