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  • Ethiopian literature (in amharic)by G.A. Balashova

    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...

  • Autobiography and Independenceby Debra Kelly

    Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 73.99

    This book offers an in-depth study of the autobiographical writings of four twentieth-century writers from North Africa, Assia Djebar, Mouloud Feraoun, Abdelkébir Khatibi and Albert Memmi, as they explore issues of language, identity and the individual's relationship to history. The book places these writers in a clearly defined theoretical context,... more...

  • The Algerian New Novelby Valérie K. Orlando

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 75.00

    Disputing the claim that Algerian writing during the struggle against French colonial rule dealt almost exclusively with revolutionary themes, The Algerian New Novel shows how Algerian authors writing in French actively contributed to the experimental forms of the period, expressing a new age literarily as well as politically and culturally. Looking... more...

  • Chinua Achebeby Jago Morrison

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 110.00

    A major new study of Africa's most important writer, offering a comprehensive reassessment of Achebe's work as a novelist, broadcaster and political thinker more...

  • Food and Foodways in African Narrativesby Jonathan Bishop Highfield

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Food is a defining feature in every culture. Despite its very basic purpose of sustaining life, it directly impacts the community, culture and heritage in every region around the globe in countless seen and unseen ways, including the literature and narratives of each region. Across the African continent, food and foodways, which refer to the ways... more...

  • Jean Rhysby Elaine Savory

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 35.00

    A critical reading of Rhys's entire oeuvre, including the stories and autobiography, informed by Rhys's own manuscripts and first published in 1999. more...

  • Land and Nationalism in Fictions from Southern Africaby James Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Modern Arabic Literatureby M. M. Badawi

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 96.00

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

  • Arabic Literature to the End of the Umayyad Periodby A. F. L. Beeston; T. M. Johnstone; R. B. Serjeant; G. R. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 41.00

    The History provides an invaluable source of reference of the intellectual, literary and religious heritage of the Arabic-speaking and Islamic world. more...

  • Ngugi wa Thiong'oby Simon Gikandi

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 46.00

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