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  • 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...

  • Polygraphiesby Alison Rice

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 24.50

    Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of Algeria's independence, Polygraphies is significant and timely in its focus on autobiographical writings by seven of the most prominent francophone women writers from Algeria today, including Maïssa Bey, Hélène Cixous, Assia Djebar, and Malika Mokeddem. These authors witnessed both the "before" and "after"... 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...

  • The Postcolonial Historical Novelby Hamish Dalley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    The Postcolonial Historical Novel is the first systematic work to examine how the historical novel has been transformed by its appropriation in postcolonial writing. It proposes new ways to understand literary realism, and explores how the relationship between history and fiction plays out in contemporary African and Australasian writing. 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...

  • Institutions of World Literatureby Stefan Helgesson; Pieter Vermeulen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume engages critically with the recent and ongoing consolidation of "world literature" as a paradigm of study. On the basis of an extended, active, and ultimately more literary sense of what it means to institute world literature, it views processes of institutionalization not as limitations, but as challenges to understand how literature... more...

  • J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writingby David Attwell

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 32.99

    J. M. Coetzee?winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, twice winner of the Man Booker Prize?is one of the world?s most celebrated and intriguing authors. Yet the heart of his fiction remains elusive. In J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing , David Attwell explores the extraordinary creative processes behind Coetzee?s novels, from Dusklands ... more...

  • Gods and Soldiersby Rob Spillman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    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...