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  • Institutions of World Literatureby Stefan Helgesson; Pieter Vermeulen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This volume engages critically with the recent and ongoing consolidation of "world literature" as a paradigm of study. On the basis of an extended, active, and ultimately more literary sense of what it means to institute world literature, it views processes of institutionalization not as limitations, but as challenges to understand how literature... more...

  • ALT 33 Children's Literature & Story-tellingby Ernest N. Emenyonu

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 34.95

    Contributors analyse the theories behind children's literature, its functions and cultural significance, and suggest the new directions this literature is taking in terms of its craft, themes and intentions. more...

  • Vulnerability and Security in Human Rights Literature and Visual Cultureby Alexandra Schultheis Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book responds to the failures of human rights?the way its institutions and norms reproduce geopolitical imbalances and social exclusions?through an analysis of how literary and visual culture can make visible human rights claims that are foreclosed in official discourses. Moore draws on theories of vulnerability, precarity, and dispossession... more...

  • African Theatre 14: Contemporary Womenby Martin Banham; James Gibbs; Femi Osofisan

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 34.95

    Looks at the lives, challenges and contributions of African women from across the continent to making and participating in theatre in the 21st century. more...

  • Handbuch Literatur & Emotionenby Martin von Koppenfels; Cornelia Zumbusch

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 173.52

    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

    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

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