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  • Postcolonial Literature and the Impact of Literacyby Neil ten Kortenaar

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 80.00

    Examines what the experience of writing, which came to Africa and the Caribbean with colonization, means to postcolonial writers. more...

  • 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 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...

  • The Cameroonian Novel of English Expression. An Introductionby A. Ambanasom

    Langaa RPCIG 2009; US$ 27.55

    Initially considered something of a black sheep within the Anglophone Cameroon literary genres, the Anglophone novel has gradually grown to carve out a respectable niche for itself in the Anglophone Cameroon sub-system, imposing itself in a way that makes it impossible for critics to ignore it. Now a vibrant genre, it even threatens to overtake drama... more...

  • Detective Fiction and The African Sceneby Linus Asong

    Langaa RPCIG 2012; US$ 20.90

    From its very inception, detective fiction has enjoyed a great popularity among the young and the old, the learned and the not so learned. By some unfortunate stroke of irony, its respect has not kept pace with its enormous popularity. For over half a century now, it has remained the bane of creative writing. In strict intellectual circles, it is very... more...

  • Lire Sembene Ousmaneby Albert Azeyeh

    Langaa RPCIG 2011; US$ 18.05

    Ousmane Semb?ne started writing by 1952. The Black Docker, his first novel inspired by the Marseille experience was published in 1956 by Debresse. In 1957, Amiot Dumont published O Pays, mon beau Peuple, a caustic critic of the colonial plight. This second inaugural piece, clearly autobiographical and sentimental is followed up by a vast knowledge... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Paton's Cry, the Beloved Countryby Richard O Peterson

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on Cry, the Beloved Country takes you into a compassionately told story set in the troubled and changing South Africa in the 1940s. Focusing on a people who are caught between two worlds -- the old with its rituals... more...

  • State of Perilby Lucy Valerie Graham

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 28.99

    State of Peril surveys the troubling theme of rape and racism in South African literature by examining works by Zoe Wicomb, J.M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, and others. more...

  • Shaken Wisdomby Gloria Nne Onyeoziri

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 23.50

    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... more...

  • Postcolonial Francophone Autobiographiesby Edgard Sankara

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 26.50

    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... more...