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  • Shifting Perceptions of Migration in Senegalese Literature, Film, and Social Mediaby Mahriana Rofheart

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 74.99

    Shifting Perceptions of Migration in Senegalese Literature, Film, and Social Media takes a multimedia approach to examining representations of emigration from Senegal through the analysis of novels, films, hip-hop songs, and online videos in French and Wolof. Mahriana Rofheart demonstrates how Senegalese creative producers at home and abroad... 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...

  • 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...

  • Gods and Soldiersby Rob Spillman

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00

    A one-of-a-kind collection showcasing the energy of new African literature Coming at a time when Africa and African writers are in the midst of a remarkable renaissance, Gods and Soldiers captures the vitality and urgency of African writing today. With stories from northern Arabic-speaking to southern Zulu-speaking writers, this collection conveys... more...

  • The Trickster Comes Westby Babacar M'Baye

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 50.00

    In the past, scholars have looked at narratives of the African diaspora only to discover how these memoirs, poems, and fictions related to the West. The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives explores relationships among African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-British narratives of slavery and of New World... more...

  • Body, Sexuality, and Genderby Flora Veit-Wild; Dirk Naguschewski

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 91.00

    Literary representations of the body from Africa as well as narrative strategies of writing the body have only recently begun to receive wider critical attention. The reflections on body, sexuality, and gender in African literary texts brought together in this volume do not consider these three terms as separate entities but instead as closely related... more...

  • Exitby Stefan Helgesson

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 89.00

    If anything is certain in human exis­tence, it is the exit. Before the universal yet radically singular event of death, how­ever, history leaves its mark on us by determining which exits are possible, necessary or desirable. This collection of essays, which celebrates the achievement of the Swedish Africanist and postcolonial scholar Raoul... more...

  • Disability and Modern Fictionby Alice Hall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Focusing on Faulkner, Morrison and Coetzee as authors, critics and Nobel Prize-winning intellectuals, this book explores shifting representations of disability in 20th and 21st century literature and proposes new ways of reading their works in relation to one another, whilst highlighting the ethical, aesthetic and imaginative challenges they pose. more...

  • In the House of the Interpreterby Ngugi Wa'Thiong'O

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 25.95

    With black-and-white illustrations throughout World-renowned Kenyan novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ng?ug? wa Thiong?o gives us the second volume of his memoirs in the wake of his critically acclaimed Dreams in a Time of War. In the House of the Interpreter richly and poignantly evokes the author?s life and times at boarding... more...

  • The Nation Writ Smallby Susan Z. Andrade

    Duke University Press 2010; US$ 89.95

    Challenging the notion that Africa s first women novelists were uninterested in postcolonial politics, Susan Z. Andrade shows that in their allegorical fiction, the family stood for the nation. more...