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  • 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...

  • Enchanted Calvinismby Adam Mohr

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 80.21

    Enchanted Calvinism's central proposition is that Ghanaian Presbyterian communities, both past and present, have become significantly more enchanted--that is, more attuned to spiritual explanations of and remedies for suffering--as they have become more integrated into capitalist modes of production. The author draws on a specific Weberian concept... more...

  • ALT 31 Writing Africa in the Short Storyby Ernest N. Emenyonu

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 34.95

    The success of the Caine Prize for African Writing and the growth of online publishing have played key roles in putting the short story in its rightful place within the study and criticism of African literature. more...

  • AFRICAN CITY TEXTUALITIES - PRIMORAby Ranka Primorac

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    A path-breaking collection of essays on city texts and cultures, this anthology merges the concerns of urban, cultural and literary studies and engages with a multiplicity of African contexts. more...

  • Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistanceby Tejumola Olaniyan

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 50.00

    This original work redefines and broadens our understanding of the drama of the English-speaking African diaspora. Looking closely at the work of Amiri Baraka, Nobel prize-winners Wole Soyinka and Derek Walcott, and Ntozake Shange, the author contends that the refashioning of the collective cultural self in black drama originates from the complex intersection... more...

  • Voices From an Empireby Russell G. Hamilton

    University of Minnesota Press 1975; US$ 75.00

    The literature of the various regions of Lusophone Africa has received relatively little critical attention compared with that which has been focused on the work of writers in the English- and French- speaking countries of Africa. With the profound change more...

  • The African Imaginationby F. Abiola Irele

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 48.99

    1. The African Imagination. 2. Orality, Literacy, and African Literature. 3. African Letters: The Making of a Tradition. 4. Dimensions of African Discourse. 5. A Study in Ambiguity: Amadou Hampate Ba's The Fortunes of Wangrin. 6. Narrative, History and the African Imagination: Amadou Kourouma's Monne, outrages et defis. 7. The Crisis of Cultural... more...

  • West African Literaturesby Stephanie Newell

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 37.99

    West African Literatures provides students with fresh, in-depth perspectives on the key debates in the field. The aim of this book is not to provide an authoritative, encyclopaedic account, but to consider a selection of the region's literatures in relation to prevailing discussions about literature and postcolonialism. - ;The Oxford Studies in... more...

  • Pre-Colonial Africa in Colonial African Narrativesby Donald R. Wehrs

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 119.95

    Donald Wehrs explores pioneering narrative representations of pre-colonial African history and society in texts by Casely Hayford, Alhaji Sir Abubaker Tafawa Balewa, Paul Hazoumé, D.O. Fagunwa, Amos Tutuola, and Chinua Achebe. By highlighting the role of pre-colonial political economies and articulations of state power on colonial-era considerations... more...

  • The Literature Policeby Peter D. McDonald

    Oxford University Press, UK 2009; US$ 26.99

    Uncovers the tangled stories of censorship and literature in apartheid South Africa, drawing on a wealth of new evidence from censorship archives, archives of resistance publishers and writers' groups, and oral testimony. A unique perspective on one of the most repressive, anachronistic, and racist states in the post-war era. - ;'Censorship... more...