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  • Polygraphiesby Alison Rice

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 26.50

    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"... more...

  • The Cambridge History of South African Literatureby David Attwell; Derek Attridge

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 164.00

    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...

  • ALT 33 Children's Literature & Story-tellingby Ernest N. Emenyonu

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 34.95

    Contributors analyse the theories behind children's literature, its functions and cultural significance, and suggest the new directions this literature is taking in terms of its craft, themes and intentions. more...

  • African Theatre 14: Contemporary Womenby Martin Banham; James Gibbs; Femi Osofisan

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 34.95

    Looks at the lives, challenges and contributions of African women from across the continent to making and participating in theatre in the 21st century. more...

  • Vulnerability and Security in Human Rights Literature and Visual Cultureby Alexandra Schultheis Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book responds to the failures of human rights?the way its institutions and norms reproduce geopolitical imbalances and social exclusions?through an analysis of how literary and visual culture can make visible human rights claims that are foreclosed in official discourses. Moore draws on theories of vulnerability, precarity, and dispossession... more...

  • Stray Truthsby Annmarie Drury

    Michigan State University Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    Stray Truths is a stirring introduction to the poetry of Euphrase Kezilahabi, one of Africa?s major living authors, published here for the first time in English. Born in 1944 on Ukerewe Island in Tanzania (then the Territory of Tanganyika), Kezilahabi came of age in the newly independent nation. His poetry confronts the task of postcolonial nation... more...

  • Handbuch Literatur & Emotionenby Martin von Koppenfels; Cornelia Zumbusch

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 224.00

    There is no way to write or read literature without emotions. Unlike what is implied by today?s notion of a contemporary ?emotional turn,? reflections about poetry have been marked since antiquity by considerations about pathos, feeling, and emotion. This handbook offers a comprehensive presentation of this long reflective tradition and... more...

  • Reading Postcolonial Theoryby Bibhash Choudhury

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is an essential introduction to significant texts in postcolonial theory. It looks at seminal works in the ?moments of their making? and delineates the different threads that bind postcolonial studies. Each chapter presents a comprehensive discussion of a major text and contextualises it in the wake of contemporary themes and debates. The... more...

  • Nadine Gordimer's Burger's Daughterby Judie Newman

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 54.99

    South African writer Nadine Gordimer won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991. Her seventh novel, Burger's Daughter , focuses upon the daughter of a white, communist Afrikaner hero. Based partly on fact, successively banned and unbanned by the South African authorities, the novel has also become something of a test case for feminist critics of Gordimer's... more...