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  • Imagining the Cape Colonyby David Johnson

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Examines literatures and histories of the Cape in relation to postcolonial debates about nationalism. How the Cape Colony was imagined as a political community is examined by considering a variety of writers, from major European literati and intellectuals (Camões, Southey, Rousseau, Adam Smith), to well-known travel writers like François... more...

  • Chinua Achebe?s Legacyby James Ogude

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2015; US$ 26.00

    Chinua Achebe?s novels and essays have always drawn our attention to issues of memory, the story, history and our own obligation to history as Africans. Achebe constantly goes back to the authority of narrative ? the story; and as the subsequent generations of African writers like Chimamanda Adichie keep returning to, to celebrate Africa?s many stories,... more...

  • African Literature and the Futureby Gbemisola Adeoti

    CODESRIA 2015; US$ 23.00

    Many African countries achieved independence from their colonisers over five decades ago, but the people and the continent largely remain mere spectators in the arena of their own dance. The post-independence states are supposed to be sovereign, but the levers of economic and political powers still reside in the donor states. Not in many fora is the... more...

  • Dynamics of Distancing in Nigerian Dramaby Nadia Anwar

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 21.99

    Nadia Anwar analyzes selected post-independence Nigerian dramas using the conceptual framework of metatheatre, a theatrical strategy that foregrounds the process of play-making by breaking the dramatic illusion. She argues that distancing, as a function of metatheatre, creates a balanced theatrical experience and environment in terms of the emotive... more...

  • Assia Djebarby Jane Hiddleston

    Liverpool University Press 2006; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    For more than fifty years, Assia Djebar, Silver Chair of French at New York University and winner of the Neustadt Prize for Contribution to World Literature, has used the tools of poetry, fiction, drama and film to vividly portray the world of Muslim women in all its complexity. In the process, she has become one of the most important figures in North... more...

  • V. Y. Mudimbeby Pierre-Philippe Fraiture

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    VY Mudimbe: Undisciplined Africanism is the first English-language monograph dedicated to the work of Valentin Yves Mudimbe. This book charts the intellectual history of the seminal Congolese philosopher, epistemologist, and philologist from the late 1960s to the present day, exploring his major essays and novels. Pierre-Philippe Fraiture highlights... more...

  • The Novels of Chinua Achebeby Dr. Jai Ram Jha

    Aadi Publications 2013; US$ 21.99

    This book is a full length study of the novels of Chinua Achebe. It has been prepared in the light of Achebe's perception of the colonialism which he and the people of the world encountered. Achebe's writings have been exclusively dealt with. The present volume is expected to be a milestone on the literary works of Chinua Achebe who is prescribed... more...

  • Compass - Comparative Literature in Africaby T. Maduka; Denis Ekpo

    M and J Grand Orbit Communications 2015; US$ 47.00

    This is a commemorative volume devoted to the late Professor Willfried F. Feuser, a literary icon and a comparatist of no mean repute. Though German by origin, Professor Feuser showed great concern to the Africanist agenda of self-realisation, and therefore devoted the greatest part of his productive academic life to the cultural revival and socio-economic... more...

  • Society, Women and Literature in Africaby Onyebuchi Orabueze

    M and J Grand Orbit Communications 2015; US$ 33.00

    Society, Women and Literature in Africa explores the ideological, literary, political, cultural and ethical issues related to feminist writing. She discusses how contemporary African writers have tried to counteract men's false assumptions about sex, love, society, fecundity and womanhood, and further details how African writers have responded to the... more...

  • Jean Rhysby Elaine Savory

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    A critical reading of Rhys's entire oeuvre, including the stories and autobiography, informed by Rhys's own manuscripts and first published in 1999. more...