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  • Modern Arabic Literatureby M. M. Badawi

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 90.00

    This volume provides an authoritative survey of creative writing in Arabic from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. 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...

  • Postcolonial Literature and the Impact of Literacyby Neil ten Kortenaar

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 78.00

    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$ 27.00

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

  • The Harafishby Naguib Mahfouz

    Transworld 2013; US$ 14.54

    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...

  • Gender, Nation, and the Arabic Novelby Hoda Elsadda

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 104.00

    A nuanced understanding of literary imaginings of masculinity and femininity in the Egytian novel. Gender studies in Arabic literature have become equated with women's writing, leaving aside the possibility of a radical rethinking of the Arabic literary canon and Arab cultural history. While the 'woman question' in the Arabic novel has... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This study examines what J.M. Coetzee's novels portray as the circumstances that contribute to the humiliation of the individual--namely the abuse of language, master and slave interplay, aging and senseless waiting--and how these conditions can lead to the alienation and marginalization of the individual. more...

  • The Cameroonian Novel of English Expressionby Shadrach 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 T. 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 SembËne 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...