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  • 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...

  • Exitby Stefan Helgesson

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 89.00

    If anything is certain in human exis­tence, it is the exit. Before the universal yet radically singular event of death, how­ever, history leaves its mark on us by determining which exits are possible, necessary or desirable. This collection of essays, which celebrates the achievement of the Swedish Africanist and postcolonial scholar Raoul... more...

  • Disability and Modern Fictionby Alice Hall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Focusing on Faulkner, Morrison and Coetzee as authors, critics and Nobel Prize-winning intellectuals, this book explores shifting representations of disability in 20th and 21st century literature and proposes new ways of reading their works in relation to one another, whilst highlighting the ethical, aesthetic and imaginative challenges they pose. more...

  • In the House of the Interpreterby Ngugi Wa'Thiong'O

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    With black-and-white illustrations throughout World-renowned Kenyan novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ng?ug?ý 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...

  • 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 Textualitiesby Ranka Primorac

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The stereotype of Africa as a predominantly 'natural' space ignores the existence of vibrant and cosmopolitan urban environments on the continent. Far from merely embodying backwardness and lack, African cities are sites of complex and diverse cultural productions which participate in modernity and its dynamics of global flows and exchanges. This... more...

  • Stylistic Approaches to Nigerian Fictionby Daria Tunca

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Drawing on the discipline of stylistics, this book introduces a series of methodological tools and applies them to works by well-known Nigerian writers, including Abani, Adichie and Okri. In doing so, it demonstrates how attention to form fosters understanding of content in their work, as well as in African and postcolonial literatures more widely. more...

  • Rethinking African Cultural Productionby Kenneth W. Harrow; Frieda Ekotto

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Frieda Ekotto, Kenneth W. Harrow, and an international group of scholars set forth new understandings of the conditions of contemporary African cultural production in this forward-looking volume. Arguing that it is impossible to understand African cultural productions without knowledge of the structures of production, distribution, and reception that... more...

  • Mothers and Daughters in Arab Women's Literatureby Dalya Abudi

    BRILL 2010; US$ 195.00

    This study explores the mother-daughter relationship as the most fundamental and most intimate female relationship. It draws on both early and contemporary writings of Arab women to illuminate the traditional and evolving nature of mother-daughter relationships in Arab families and how these family dynamics reflect and influence modern Arab life. 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...