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  • 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...

  • The Disorder of Thingsby John Masterson

    Wits University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Offering a reading of the Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah through the prism of the French philosopher Michel Foucault, this book argues that the preoccupations that have remained central throughout Farah?s 40 year career?including political autocracy, border conflicts, international aid and development, civil war, transnational migration, and the Horn... more...

  • Bushman Lettersby Michael Wessels; Liz Gunner

    Wits University Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    The Bleek and Lloyd Collection consists of the notebooks in which William Bleek and Lucy Lloyd transcribed and translated the narratives, cultural information and personal histories told to them in the 1870?s by a number of /Xam informants. It represents a rare and rich record of an indigenous language and culture that no longer exists. The /Xam... more...

  • Learning Zuluby Mark Sanders

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    "Why are you learning Zulu?" When Mark Sanders began studying the language, he was often asked this question. In Learning Zulu , Sanders places his own endeavors within a wider context to uncover how, in the past 150 years of South African history, Zulu became a battleground for issues of property, possession, and deprivation. Sanders combines... more...

  • The Trickster Comes Westby Babacar M'Baye

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 30.00

    In the past, scholars have looked at narratives of the African diaspora only to discover how these memoirs, poems, and fictions related to the West. The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives explores relationships among African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-British narratives of slavery and of New World... more...

  • Contemporary African Literature in Englishby Madhu Krishnan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Contemporary African Literature in English explores the contours of representation in contemporary Anglophone African literature, drawing on a wide range of authors including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aminatta Forna, Brian Chikwava, Ngug? wa Thiong'o, Nuruddin Farah and Chris Abani. 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...

  • Derek Walcottby Edward Baugh

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    A comprehensive 2006 overview and critical analysis of the Nobel Laureate's fifty-year career. 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...