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  • 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$ 5.80

    CliffsNotes on Cry, the Beloved Country takes you into a compassionately told story set in the troubled and changing South Africa in the 1940s. 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 experience;... 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 received... more...

  • 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" and "after"... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 169.00

    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...

  • 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...