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  • A History of South African Literatureby Christopher Heywood

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

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

  • Calibrationsby Ato Quayson

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 72.00

    Ato Quayson uses a method of reading he calls calibrations: a reading of literature with what lies beyond it as a way of understanding structures of transformation, process, and contradiction that inform both literature and society. He surveys texts ranging from Bob Marley lyrics, Toni Morrison?s work, Walter Benjamin?s Theses on the Philosophy of... more...

  • Student Encyclopedia of African Literatureby Douglas Killam; Alicia L. Kerfoot

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 85.00

    African literature is a vast subject of growing output and interest. Written especially for students, this book selectively surveys the topic in a clear and accessible way. Included are roughly 600 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, genres, and major works. Many entries cite works for further reading, and the volume closes with a selected,... more...

  • African Literature as Political Philosophyby M. S. C. Okolo

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 36.95

    African Literature as Political Philosophy looks in particular at Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah and Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, but situates these within the broader context of developments in African literature over the past half-century, discussing writers from Ayi Kwei Armah to Wole Soyinka. M.S.C. Okolo provides a thorough... more...

  • Literature and Development in North Africaby Perri Giovannucci

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 42.95

    A critique of modern development may be traced in the postcolonial and anti-colonial literature about North Africa. Works by Fanon, Camus, Djebar, Mahfouz, El Saadawi, Said, and others, offer a window upon contemporary modernization and related issues of identity, independence, and social justice. more...

  • Voices from the Other Worldby Naguib Mahfouz; Raymond Stock

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00

    Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz reaches back millennia to his homeland?s majestic past in this enchanting collection of early tales that brings the world of ancient Egypt face to face with our own times. From the Predynastic Period, where a cabal of entrenched rulers banish virtue in jealous defense of their status, to the Fifth Dynasty, where a Pharaoh... more...

  • Black Mindby O.R. Dathorne

    University of Minnesota Press 1974; US$ 90.00

    The comprehensive account of the development of African literature from its beginnings in oral tradition to its contemporary expression in the writings of Africans in various African and European languages provides insight, both broad and deep, into the B 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...