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  • Narrative Shape-Shiftingby Arlene A. Elder

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 80.00

    The hybrid novels of Ben Okri, B. Kojo Laing, and Yvonne Vera address contemporary African politics in contrasting styles but complementary religious, cultural, and feminist approaches. more...

  • Village Mattersby Judith Scheele

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 80.00

    Traces Kabylia's history through French occupation, the Algerian war of independence, and the political turmoil that followed. more...

  • Intimate Strangerby Breyten Breytenbach

    Archipelago Books 2009; US$ 15.00

    Breytenbach's 'Letters to a Young Poet': A generous meditation on the act and art of writing. more...

  • Olive Schreiner and the Progress of Feminismby Carolyn Burdett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 165.00

    Olive Schreiner and the Progress of Feminism explores two key areas: first, the debates taking place in England during the last two decades of the nineteenth century about the position of women; and, second, the volatile events of the 1890s in South Africa, which culminated in war between the British Empire and the Boer republics in 1899. Through... more...

  • Tropic Moonby Georges Simenon; Norman Rush; Marc Romano

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 12.95

    Newly translated for this edition. A young Frenchman, Joseph Timar, travels to Gabon carrying a letter of introduction from an influential uncle. He wants work experience; he wants to see the world. But in the oppressive heat and glare of the equator, Timar doesn?t know what to do with himself, and no one seems inclined to help except Adèle, the hotel... more...

  • 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...

  • A Companion to the Works of J. M. Coetzeeby Tim Mehigan

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 85.00

    J. M. Coetzee is perhaps the most critically acclaimed bestselling author of imaginative fiction writing in English today. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003 and is the first writer to have been awarded two Booker Prizes. The present volume makes critical views of this important writer accessible to the general reader as well as the... 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...

  • 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...