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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • ALT 31 Writing Africa in the Short Story: African Literature Todayby 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...

  • 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...