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  • 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...

  • West African Literaturesby Stephanie Newell

    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...

  • The African Imaginationby F. Abiola Irele

    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...

  • Pre-Colonial Africa in Colonial African Narrativesby Donald R. Wehrs

    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...

  • The Literature Policeby Peter D. McDonald

    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...

  • J. M. Coetzee and the Paradox of Postcolonial Authorshipby Jane Poyner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    Illuminating J.M. Coetzee's preoccupation, from Dusklands to Diary of a Bad Year, with the paradox of postcolonial authorship centering on the authority authorship engenders, Jane Poyner examines Coetzee's line of author-narrators to trace how he rehearses and revises his understanding of intellectual practice at a time of seismic change in... more...

  • Still Beating the Drumby Lindy Stiebel; Elizabeth Gunner

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 114.80

    Lewis Nkosi is one of South Africa’s foremost writers and critics, and one of the few survivors of the exile generation dating from the Drum era. Up until now, however, no full length study has been done on his work. This is a gap in South African literary history and criticism that this book is intended to fill. Besides his well known earlier... more...

  • The Infinite Longing for Homeby David C.L. Lim

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 75.60

    The Infinite Longing for Home is a groundbreaking study of Ben Okri’s and K.S. Maniam’s literary problematization of ‘home’ in relation to subjectivity and the nation within and beyond the context of Nigeria and Malaysia. Drawing on Lacan, Žižek, Laclau and Mouffe, and weaving through history, politics, philosophy and... more...

  • Trauma, Memory, and Narrative in South Africaby Ewald Mengel; Michela Borzaga; Karin Orantes

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 73.00

    Twenty years after the fall of apartheid, South Africa is still struggling with its traumatic past. In this interdisciplinary collection of interviews, prominent South African novelists, psychologists, and academics reflect on the issues of trauma, memory more...

  • The Pull of Postcolonial Nationhoodby Ayo A. Coly

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    Gender, Migration, and the Claims of Postcolonial Nationhood in Francophone Africa examines three major migrant women writers from Francophone Africa: Ken Bugul, Calixthe Beyala, and Fatou Diome. Coly studies what home means in the context of migration and how gender shapes the meaning of home. This is the first study to bring together migrant women... more...