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  • Syncretic Arenasby Isidore Diala

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 106.00

    This collection in part examines the legacy of the consummate Nigerian stage artist and scholar, Esiaba Irobi (1960?2010). Poems, tributes, and studies cele¬brate Irobi?s significance as actor, play¬wright, director, poet, and theatre theorist. Irobi?s life, temper, times, and career are inextricably linked to the history, devel¬opment, concerns, and... 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...

  • Polygraphiesby Alison Rice

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 24.50

    Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of Algeria's independence, Polygraphies is significant and timely in its focus on autobiographical writings by seven of the most prominent francophone women writers from Algeria today, including Maïssa Bey, Hélène Cixous, Assia Djebar, and Malika Mokeddem. These authors witnessed both the "before" and "after"... more...

  • Different Shades of Greenby Byron Caminero-Santangelo

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 27.50

    Engaging important discussions about social conflict, environmental change, and imperialism in Africa, Different Shades of Green points to legacies of African environmental writing, often neglected as a result of critical perspectives shaped by dominant Western conceptions of nature and environmentalism. Drawing on an interdisciplinary framework... more...

  • Land and Nationalism in Fictions from Southern Africaby James Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 142.00

    In this volume, Graham investigates the relation between land and nationalism in South African and Zimbabwean fiction from the 1960s to the present. This comparative study, the first of its kind, discusses a wide range of writing against a backdrop of regional decolonization, including novels by the prize-winning authors J.M Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer,... more...

  • Ngugi wa Thiong'oby Simon Gikandi

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 43.00

    A comprehensive study of all the works of Kenyan dramatist and novelist, Ngugu wa Thiong'o, first published in 2000. more...

  • The Politics of Humiliation in the Novels of J.M. Coetzeeby Hania A.M. Nashef

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    In this volume, Nashef looks at J.M. Coetzee's concern with universal suffering and the inevitable humiliation of the human being as manifest in his novels. Though several theorists have referred to the theme of human degradation in Coetzee?s work, no detailed study has been made of this area of concern especially with respect to how pervasive it... more...

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

    Hodder Education 2013; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • The Harafishby Naguib Mahfouz

    Transworld 2013; US$ 13.73

    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...