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- 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...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 169.12
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00
The imaginative literature of African and Afro-American authors writing in Western languages has long been seen as standing outside the Western literary canon. In fact, however, black literature not only has a complex formal relation to that canon, but tends to revise and reflect Western rhetorical strategies even more than it echoes black vernacular... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00
In this pioneering work, first published in 1981, Sunday O. Anozie examines the relevance of structuralism and semiology to literary criticism in general and to African poetics in particular. Behind the growing body of African literature lies an immense reservoir of oral tradition for which the proper tools of analysis and interpretation have yet... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 74.99
Art and Political Thought in Bole Butake interrogates Butake?s major plays through a pluralist critical approach in terms of their political underpinnings and cultural significance. This book places his drama within the socio-political matrix of Cameroon and demonstrates the topicality of the issues of governance, marginalization, and corruption... more...