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  • Nadine Gordimer's July's Peopleby Brendon Nicholls

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 27.95

    Nadine Gordimer is one of the most important writers to emerge in the twentieth century. Her anti-Apartheid novel July's People (1981) is a powerful example of resistance writing and continues even now to unsettle easy assumptions about issues of power, race, gender and identity. This guide to Gordimer's compelling novel offers: an accessible... more...

  • Wisdom and Initiation in Gabonby Bonaventure Mv Ondo; James F. Barnes

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 79.99

    In Wisdom and Initiation in Gabon, Bonaventure Mv Ondo argues that Fang tales, myths, and legends are components of the foundation of a worldview that sustains and protects a unique, historical Fang identity. The lessons transmitted from generation to generation by these marvelous stories are, Mv Ondo argues, central to living lives that reflect... more...

  • Mixed Race Stereotypes in South African and American Literatureby Diana Adesola Mafe

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Mixed Race Stereotypes in South African and American Literature examines the popular literary stereotype, the tragic mulatto, from a transnational perspective. Mafe considers the ways in which specific South African and American writers have used this controversial literary character to challenge the logic of racial categorization. more...

  • Shifting Perceptions of Migration in Senegalese Literature, Film, and Social Mediaby Mahriana Rofheart

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 79.99

    Shifting Perceptions of Migration in Senegalese Literature, Film, and Social Media takes a multimedia approach to examining representations of emigration from Senegal through the analysis of novels, films, hip-hop songs, and online videos in French and Wolof. Mahriana Rofheart demonstrates how Senegalese creative producers at home and abroad... more...

  • Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistanceby Tejumola Olaniyan

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    This original work redefines and broadens our understanding of the drama of the English-speaking African diaspora. Looking closely at the work of Amiri Baraka, Nobel prize-winners Wole Soyinka and Derek Walcott, and Ntozake Shange, the author contends that the refashioning of the collective cultural self in black drama originates from the complex... more...

  • Gender Issues in African Literatureby Chin Ce; Charles Smith

    Handel Books 2014; US$ 24.70

    Gender Issues in African Literature examines the ways in which some protagonists of African fictions are made to counter and challenge intertwined Western discourses on gender, employment, sexuality, and health. Here the conflict between Tradition and Modernity is argues from the favourite premise of male supremacist ideology showing how women have... more...

  • Novels of Botswana in English, 1930-2006by S. Lederer

    African Heritage Press 2014; US$ 22.80

    Mary Lederer provides a valuable critical/historical survey of the genesis and development of the English novel in Botswana. This book comes as a timely correction of the notion that Botswana has no sustained fiction written in English, thus filling a gap that has existed for a long time in the literature of that country. more...

  • Dealing with Evilsby Annie Gagiano

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    In a collection of sixteen essays, Gagiano addresses more than twenty texts from various African regions and periods. The works discussed here range from transcriptions of ancient (Khoikhoi/San) folktales to some of the classic texts of the African English literary canon and include recent writing about urgent contemporary social and gender issues.... more...

  • The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Cultureby Ayman A. El-Desouky

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Culture uses the notion of am?ra ? the Egyptian concept of collective and connective agency ? to explore the relationship between the Egyptian intellectual and 'the people' in contemporary Egyptian literature and culture. more...

  • Remembering a Legend: Chinua Achebeby N. Emenyonu; E. Nnolim

    African Heritage Press 2014; US$ 31.00

    Remembering a Legend: Chinua Achebe recaptures for the literary world the inimitable legacies of Chinua Achebe (1930-2013), Africa?s leading novelist and literary philosopher of the 20th century. It addresses the questions of Achebe?s role in establishing the African art of the novel, his theories and standards for the criticism of African writing.... more...