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- 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...
- 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...
- Liverpool University Press 2006; US$ 49.99
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...
- Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 72.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 35.00
A prominent francophone thinker and writer from sub-Saharan Africa, V. Y. Mudimbe is known for his efforts to bridge Western and African modes of knowledge and for his critiques of a range of disciplines, from classics and philosophy to anthropology and comparative literature. The Mudimbe Reader offers for the first time a ground-breaking work... more...
- MeaBooks Inc 2016; US$ 28.00
The Reader includes sample works of modern writers starting with the first story by Afewerk Ghebre Jesus written in 1908 up to the writings of the early 2000s, which continue Amharic literature in various genres. The Chrestomathy is supplemented with linguistic and cultural comments of lexical, grammatical and ethno-cultural nature. Short biographies... more...