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  • The Infinite Longing for Homeby David C.L. Lim

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 75.60

    The Infinite Longing for Home is a groundbreaking study of Ben Okri’s and K.S. Maniam’s literary problematization of ‘home’ in relation to subjectivity and the nation within and beyond the context of Nigeria and Malaysia. Drawing on Lacan, Žižek, Laclau and Mouffe, and weaving through history, politics, philosophy and... more...

  • Trauma, Memory, and Narrative in South Africa.by Ewald Mengel; Michela Borzaga; Karin Orantes

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 73.00

    Twenty years after the fall of apartheid, South Africa is still struggling with its traumatic past. In this interdisciplinary collection of interviews, prominent South African novelists, psychologists, and academics reflect on the issues of trauma, memory, and narrative. The authors André Brink, Maxine Case, Sindiwe Magona, Susan Mann, and Zoë Wicomb... more...

  • The Pull of Postcolonial Nationhoodby Ayo A. Coly

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    Gender, Migration, and the Claims of Postcolonial Nationhood in Francophone Africa examines three major migrant women writers from Francophone Africa: Ken Bugul, Calixthe Beyala, and Fatou Diome. Coly studies what home means in the context of migration and how gender shapes the meaning of home. This is the first study to bring together migrant women... more...

  • African Theatre 8: Diasporasby Martin Banham

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 29.95

    This volume in the African Theatre series celebrates the African theatrical diaspora from Brazil to Tasmania, and Canada to Cuba, and also includes the playscript Messing with the Mind by Egyptian writer and director Khaled El-Sawy. more...

  • Moving People in Ethiopiaby Alula Pankhurst; Francois Piguet

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 80.00

    One consequence of development has been that large numbers of people have been displaced from their land - the editors provide an analysis of such population displacements in Ethiopia in the context of other causes of movement, such as drought and conflict. more...

  • 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...

  • Gender and Identity in North Africaby Abdelkader Cheref

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Literary fiction has always provided an outlet for social and political critique. In the writing of key North African women authors, the dissection of Maghrebi society is at the very heart of the narratives. Here, Abdelkader Cheref charts the rise of postcolonial literature written by women from the Maghreb, and provides the first comparative analysis... 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$ 174.00

    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...