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  • Genius in Bondageby Vincent Carretta; Philip Gould

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Until fairly recently, critical studies and anthologies of African American literature generally began with the 1830s and 1840s. Yet there was an active and lively transatlantic black literary tradition as early as the 1760s. Genius in Bondage situates this literature in its own historical terms, rather than treating it as a sort of prologue to... more...

  • Beckett in Black and Redby Alan Warren Friedman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1934, Nancy Cunard published Negro: An Anthology , which brought together more than two hundred contributions, serving as a plea for racial justice, an exposÚ of black oppression, and a hymn to black achievement and endurance. The anthology stands as a virtual ethnography of 1930s racial, historic, artistic, political, and economic culture. Samuel... 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...

  • Achebe and Friends at Umuahiaby Terri Ochiagha

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 65.63

    This is the first in-depth scholarly study of the literary awakening of the young intellectuals who became known as Nigeria's "first-generation" writers in the post-colonial period. Terri Ochiagha's research focuses on Chinua Achebe, Elechi Amadi, Chike Momah, Christopher Okigbo and Chukwuemeka Ike, and also discusses the experiences of Gabriel Okara,... more...

  • Esiaba Irobi's Drama and the Postcolonyby Isidore Diala

    Kraft Books 2014; US$ 31.00

    Esiaba Irobi (1960-2010) was one of Africa?s most innovative and productive younger playwrights. Deeply rooted in the indigenous performance traditions of his Igbo ethnic group, Irobi?s drama, in the tradition of Wole Soyinka, is a hybrid production involving an iconoclastic reconceptualisation of the heritage he appropriates, its fascinating conflation... more...

  • Paton's Cry, The Beloved Countryby Richard O. Peterson; Eva Fitzwater

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on Cry, the Beloved Country takes you into a compassionately told story set in the troubled and changing South Africa in the 1940s. Focusing on a people who are caught between two worlds -- the old with its rituals and... more...

  • Magical Realism in West African Fictionby Brenda Cooper

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    This study contextualizes magical realism within current debates and theories of postcoloniality and examines the fiction of three of its West African pioneers: Syl Cheney-Coker of Sierra Leone, Ben Okri of Nigeria and Kojo Laing of Ghana. Brenda Cooper explores the distinct elements of the genre in a West African context, and in relation to: * a... more...

  • A History of South African Literatureby Christopher Heywood

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    Christopher Heywood's critical study of South African literature. more...

  • National Character in South African English Children's Literatureby Elwyn Jenkins

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 44.95

    This is the first full-length study of South African English youth literature to cover the entire period of its publication, from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century.áJenkins' book focuses on what made the subsequent literature essentially South African and what aspects of the country and its society authors concentrated... more...