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  • 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

    Intellectual exchange among African creative writers is the subject of this highly innovative and wide-ranging look at several forms of intertextuality on the continent. Focusing on the issue of the availability of old canonical texts of African literature as a creative resource, this study throws light on how African authors adapt, reinterpret, and... 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 2006; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • State of Perilby Lucy Valerie Graham

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 64.99

    Considering fiction from the colonial era to the present, State of Peril offers the first sustained, scholarly examination of rape narratives in the literature of a country that has extremely high levels of sexual violence. Lucy Graham demonstrates how, despite the fact that most incidents of rape in South Africa are not interracial, narratives of... more...

  • Shaken Wisdomby Gloria Nne Onyeoziri

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 21.50

    In her focus on irony and meaning in postcolonial African fiction, Gloria Nne Onyeoziri refers to an internal subversion of the discourse of the wise and the powerful, a practice that has played multiple roles in the circulation of knowledge, authority, and opinion within African communities; in the interpretation of colonial and postcolonial experience;... more...

  • Postcolonial Francophone Autobiographiesby Edgard Sankara

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 24.50

    Bringing a comparative perspective to the study of autobiography, Edgard Sankara considers a cross-section of postcolonial francophone writing from Africa and the Caribbean in order to examine and compare for the first time their transnational reception. Sankara not only compares the ways in which a wide selection of autobiographies were received... more...

  • Polygraphiesby Alison Rice

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 24.50

    Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of Algeria's independence, Polygraphies is significant and timely in its focus on autobiographical writings by seven of the most prominent francophone women writers from Algeria today, including Maïssa Bey, Hélène Cixous, Assia Djebar, and Malika Mokeddem. These authors witnessed both the "before" and "after"... more...

  • Land and Nationalism in Fictions from Southern Africaby James Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 142.00

    By employing a range of critical perspectives?cultural materialist, feminist and ecocritical? Graham investigates the relation between land and nationalism in South African and Zimbabwean fiction from the 1960s to the present. This study discusses a wide range of writing including novels by Coetzee, Gordimer, Head, Hove, and Vera. more...

  • Arabic Literature to the End of the Umayyad Periodby A. F. L. Beeston; T. M. Johnstone; R. B. Serjeant; G. R. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 38.00

    The History provides an invaluable source of reference of the intellectual, literary and religious heritage of the Arabic-speaking and Islamic world. more...