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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • The Cambridge History of South African Literatureby David Attwell; Derek Attridge

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 160.00

    A multi-authored history of South African literature in all eleven official languages of the country. more...

  • Blood on the Tidesby Isidore Okpewho

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 39.94

    The Ozidi Saga is one of Africa's best known prosimetric epics, set in the Delta region of Nigeria. Blood on the Tides examines the epic -- a tale of a warrior and his sorcerer grandmother's revenge upon the assassins who killed her son -- both as an example of oral literature and as a reflection of the specific social and political concerns of... more...

  • Home and Exileby Chinua Achebe

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 21.99

    Chinua Achebe is Africa's most prominent writer, the author of Things Fall Apart, the best known--and best selling--novel ever to come out of Africa. His fiction and poetry burn with a passionate commitment to political justice, bringing to life not only Africa's troubled encounters with Europe but also the dark side of contemporary African... 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...