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  • Pens, Swords, and the Springs of Artby Nadia G. Yaqub

    BRILL 2006; US$ 177.00

    Offering an analysis of oral poetry dueling performed at traditional Palestinian weddings, this book addresses poetry dueling as a performative and compositional device, and explores the complex linkages between this tradition and other genres of Arabic poetry. more...

  • Diasporic Subjectivity and Cultural Brokering in Contemporary Post-Colonial Literaturesby Igor Maver

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 79.99

    Demonstrating that an intercultural dialogue and constant cultural brokering are a must in our post-colonial world, the essays in this volume are a valuable contribution to the ongoing discourse on post-colonial diasporic literatures and identities. more...

  • Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Gender, and the Ethics of Postcolonial Readingby Brendon Nicholls

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    This is the first comprehensive book-length study of gender politics in Ngugi wa Thiong's fiction. Brendon Nicholls argues that the mechanisms of gender subordination are strategically crucial to Ngugi's ideological project, but that his fiction also creates transgressive spaces for women.Nicholls proposes a strategy of 'performative reading'... more...

  • Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apartby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00

    "Things Fall Apart", set in Nigeria about a century ago, is widely regarded as Chinua Achebe's masterpiece. Considered one of the most broadly read African novels, Achebe's work responded to the two-dimensional caricatures of Africans that often dominated Western literature. This guide contains a selection of contemporary criticism... more...

  • South African Literature after the Truth Commissionby Shane Graham

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 90.00

    This book studies a broad and ambitious selection of contemporary South African literature, fiction, drama, poetry, and memoir to make sense of the ways in which these works 'remap' the intersections of memory, space/place, and the body, as they explore the legacy of apartheid. more...

  • Literature of Africaby Douglas Killam

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 77.00

    As more works of African Literature are being incorporated into the Language Arts and Cultural Studies curriculum, it becomes increasingly important to offer students and educators a meaningful context in which to explore these works. As part of Greenwood's Literature as Windows to World Culture series, this volume introduces readers to the cultural... more...

  • J.M. Coetzee's Austeritiesby Graham Bradshaw; Michael Neill

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    Representing a wide range of critical and theoretical perspectives, this volume seeks to align the South African dimension of Coetzee's writing with his "late modernist" aesthetic. It includes essays exploring the relationship between Coetzee's novels and his work on linguistics; and, by paying particular attention to the novelist's... more...

  • Reading Buchi Emechetaby KATHERINE FISHBURN

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 168.00

    In this first full-length study of Emecheta's fiction, Fishburn highlights the difficulties inherent in reading across cultures. She challenges the notion that all we need to understand African texts is a willingness to be open to them, arguing that too many of the cultural and critical preconceptions we bring to these texts interfere with our ability... more...

  • The Undergraduate's Companion to Arab Writers and Their Web Sitesby Dona S. Straley

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 49.00

    This companion provides information on the lives and works of about 150 authors who write primarily in Arabic, covering the first known works of Arabic literature in the 5th and 6th centuries A.D. to the present day. While concentrating on literary authors, writers from the fields of history, geography, and philosophy are also represented. The individuals... more...

  • J. M. Coetzee: Countervoicesby Carrol Clarkson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 29.00

    Clarkson pays sustained attention to the dynamic interaction between Coetzee's fiction and his critical writing, exploring the Nobel prize-winner's participation in, and contribution to, contemporary literary-philosophical debates. The book engages with the most recent literary and philosophical responses to Coetzee's work. more...