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  • Postcolonial Literature and the Impact of Literacyby Neil ten Kortenaar

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 84.00

    Examines what the experience of writing, which came to Africa and the Caribbean with colonization, means to postcolonial writers. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the African Novelby F. Abiola Irele

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    An overview of the key novels and novelists of the continent, covering multiple cultures and languages. more...

  • The Harafishby Naguib Mahfouz

    Transworld 2013; Not Available

    In this captivating novel, Mahfouz chronicles he dramatic history of the al-Nagi family - a family that moves, over many generations, from the heights of power and glory to the depths of decadence and decay. The Harafish begins with the tale of Ashur al-Nagi, a man who grows from humble origins to become a great leader, a legend... more...

  • The Cameroonian Novel of English Expression. An Introductionby A. Ambanasom

    Langaa RPCIG 2009; US$ 29.95

    Initially considered something of a black sheep within the Anglophone Cameroon literary genres, the Anglophone novel has gradually grown to carve out a respectable niche for itself in the Anglophone Cameroon sub-system, imposing itself in a way that makes it impossible for critics to ignore it. Now a vibrant genre, it even threatens to overtake drama... more...

  • Detective Fiction and The African Sceneby Linus Asong

    Langaa RPCIG 2012; US$ 22.95

    From its very inception, detective fiction has enjoyed a great popularity among the young and the old, the learned and the not so learned. By some unfortunate stroke of irony, its respect has not kept pace with its enormous popularity. For over half a century now, it has remained the bane of creative writing. In strict intellectual circles, it is very... more...

  • Lire Sembene Ousmaneby Albert Azeyeh

    Langaa RPCIG 2011; US$ 19.95

    Ousmane Semb?ne started writing by 1952. The Black Docker, his first novel inspired by the Marseille experience was published in 1956 by Debresse. In 1957, Amiot Dumont published O Pays, mon beau Peuple, a caustic critic of the colonial plight. This second inaugural piece, clearly autobiographical and sentimental is followed up by a vast knowledge... more...

  • State of Perilby Lucy Valerie Graham

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 64.99

    Considering fiction from the colonial era to the present, State of Peril offers the first sustained, scholarly examination of rape narratives in the literature of a country that has extremely high levels of sexual violence. Lucy Graham demonstrates how, despite the fact that most incidents of rape in South Africa are not interracial, narratives of... more...

  • Philip Allan Literature Guide (for GCSE): Purple Hibiscusby Susan Elkin; Jeanette Weatherall

    Hodder Education 2013; Not Available

    Philip Allan Literature Guides (for GCSE) provide exam-focused analysis of popular set texts to give students the very best chance of achieving the highest grades possible. Designed to be used throughout the course or as revision before the exam, this full colour text provides: thorough commentary outlining the plot and structure and exploring the... more...

  • Shaken Wisdomby Gloria Nne Onyeoziri

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 21.50

    In her focus on irony and meaning in postcolonial African fiction, Gloria Nne Onyeoziri refers to an internal subversion of the discourse of the wise and the powerful, a practice that has played multiple roles in the circulation of knowledge, authority, and opinion within African communities; in the interpretation of colonial and postcolonial experience;... more...

  • Postcolonial Francophone Autobiographiesby Edgard Sankara

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 24.50

    Bringing a comparative perspective to the study of autobiography, Edgard Sankara considers a cross-section of postcolonial francophone writing from Africa and the Caribbean in order to examine and compare for the first time their transnational reception. Sankara not only compares the ways in which a wide selection of autobiographies were received... more...