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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 US$ 47.29

    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...

  • Abdilatif Abdalla: Poet in Politicsby Marie Beck; Kai Kresse

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2016; US$ 20.00

    Abdilatif Abdalla: Poet in Politics ?celebrates the work of Abdilatif Abdalla, one of Kenya?s most well-known poets and a committed political activist. It includes commentary essays on aspects of Abdilatif Abdalla?s work and life, through inter-weaving perspectives on poetry and politics, language and history; with contributions by East African writers... more...

  • Publishing Africa in Frenchby Ruth Bush

    Liverpool University Press 2016; US$ 139.99 US$ 120.39

    An exploration of African literary production in France and its socio-economic implications. more...

  • Akhenatenby Naguib Mahfouz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and author of the Cairo trilogy, comes Akhenaten , a fascinating work of fiction about the most infamous pharaoh of ancient Egypt. In this beguiling new novel, originally published in 1985 and now appearing for the first time in the United States, Mahfouz tells with extraordinary insight the story... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...