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- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00
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...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 34.95
Directors and collaborators assess and comment on the production of plays by West Africa's Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka and East Africa's most influential author Ngugi wa Thiong'o. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 48.99
1. The African Imagination. 2. Orality, Literacy, and African Literature. 3. African Letters: The Making of a Tradition. 4. Dimensions of African Discourse. 5. A Study in Ambiguity: Amadou Hampate Ba's The Fortunes of Wangrin. 6. Narrative, History and the African Imagination: Amadou Kourouma's Monne, outrages et defis. 7. The Crisis of Cultural... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 37.99
West African Literatures provides students with fresh, in-depth perspectives on the key debates in the field. The aim of this book is not to provide an authoritative, encyclopaedic account, but to consider a selection of the region's literatures in relation to prevailing discussions about literature and postcolonialism. - ;The Oxford Studies in... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 119.95
Donald Wehrs explores pioneering narrative representations of pre-colonial African history and society in texts by Casely Hayford, Alhaji Sir Abubaker Tafawa Balewa, Paul Hazoumé, D.O. Fagunwa, Amos Tutuola, and Chinua Achebe. By highlighting the role of pre-colonial political economies and articulations of state power on colonial-era considerations... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2009; US$ 26.99
Uncovers the tangled stories of censorship and literature in apartheid South Africa, drawing on a wealth of new evidence from censorship archives, archives of resistance publishers and writers' groups, and oral testimony. A unique perspective on one of the most repressive, anachronistic, and racist states in the post-war era. - ;'Censorship... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95
This work develops an African indigenous discourse paradigm for interpreting and understanding literary and cultural materials. By returning the African knowledge system back to its roots and placing it side by side with Western paradigms, Na'Allah has produced a text that will be required reading for scholars and students of African culture and literature.... more...