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  • Hemingway and Africaby Miriam B. Mandel

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 80.00

    Africa was a major factor in Hemingway's life and work, serving as setting and theme for two of his best-known stories and important sections of his novel 'The Garden of Eden', and giving rise to a considerable amount of journalism, book-length accounts of his two safaris, and a great deal of witty correspondence. But surprisingly little... more...

  • Classical Arabic Storiesby Salma Khadra Jayyusi

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    Short fiction was an immensely popular art in the medieval and premodern Arab world, providing the perfect vehicle for transmitting the tenets of classical Islam. Reading these texts today illuminates the wide spectrum of early Arab life and suggests the influences and innovations that flourished so vibrantly in medieval Arab society. The only... more...

  • Breaking the Silenceby POWA Women's Writing Competition 2007

    Jacana Media 2009; US$ 9.99

    Told from the perspective of South African girls and women who have been the victims of abuse, these contest-winning poems, short stories, and personal essays come from established writers as well as fresh new talents. Based on the idea that creative writing aids the healing process, these selections describe the struggle to survive, the difficulty... more...

  • The Stormby Kahlil Gibran; John Walbridge

    White Cloud Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    The Storm brings together fourteen short stories and prose poems from Gibran's Arabic writings that exhibit several characteristic Gibran themes: the injustice perpetrated by society against the poor, the weak, and the sincere; nature and its destruction by man; and the purity and innocence of young love. John Walbridge's clear, sensitive, and fluent... more...

  • A Critical Study of the Works of Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian Writer and Activistby Diana Royer

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2000; US$ 149.95

    This volume sets El Saadawi’s literary work within the context of her activism, in particular showing how her ideas for the renewal of society run through her writing. As a companion for reading her fiction and nonfiction, this volume contextualizes her work by taking into consideration the complexities of Egyptian society today – in particular,... more...

  • Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apartby David Whittaker; Mpalive-Hangson Msiska

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 29.95

    Offering an insight into African culture that had not been portrayed before, Things Fall Apart is both a tragic and moving story of an individual set in the wider context of the coming of colonialism, as well as a powerful and complex political statement of cross-cultural encounters. This guide to Chinua Achebe?s compelling novel offers: an... more...

  • Literary Research and Postcolonial Literatures in Englishby H. Faye Christenberry; Angela Courtney; Liorah Golomb; Melissa S. Van Vuuren

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    Postcolonial literatures can be defined as the body of creative work written by authors whose lands were formerly colonized. This book is a research guide to postcolonial literatures in English, specifically from former British colonies in Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia. While this volume focuses exclusively on Anglophone literatures, it... more...

  • Emerging Traditionsby Vicki Briault Manus

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 99.99

    The book, an academic monograph, is a comprehensive study of the socio-linguistics of black South African literature in English from its beginnings, grounded in historical and political change as befits a postcolonial approach, with the inherent struggles between language and power. Its innovation is that it traces stylistic devices used by successive... more...

  • Nadine Gordimerby Denise Brahimi; Vanessa Everson; Cara Shapiro

    University of Cape Town Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    A fascinating intersection of intellectual minds, this literary critique views the writing of Nobel Prize?winner Nadine Gordimer through the fresh perspective of a respected French academic. Available for the first time in English, this analysis introduces the important works of a South African activist for equality and political freedom to a new... more...

  • Perspectives on Written Cameroon Literature in Englishlishby Shadrach A. Ambanasom

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 34.95

    In 2009, Anglophone Cameroon literature celebrated its fifty years of existence. Now at the mature age of fifty plus this literature has a great deal to write home about even if it still has a lot to do in its pursuit of excellence. Part of its maturity resides in the fact that although the scale of literary creativity and literary criticism is skewed... more...