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  • Art and Political Thought in Bole Butakeby Emmanuel Ngwang; Kenneth Usongo

    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...

  • Art and Ritual in the Black Diasporaby Paul Griffith

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 89.99

    This book examines residual oral conventions that shape the black diaspora imaginary in the Caribbean and the United States. Through a hermeneutical focus, Griffith provides fresh understandings of the Atlantic as a frame for a philosophical and cultural counterdiscourse in postcolonial communities. more...

  • 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...

  • Akhenatenby Naguib Mahfouz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and author of the Cairo Trilogy, comes Akhenaten , a fascinating work of fiction about the most infamous pharaoh of ancient Egypt. In this beguiling  novel, originally published in Arabic in 1985, Mahfouz tells with extraordinary insight the story of the "heretic pharaoh," or "sun king,"--the first... more...

  • Body, Sexuality, and Genderby Flora Veit-Wild; Dirk Naguschewski

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 91.00

    Literary representations of the body from Africa as well as narrative strategies of writing the body have only recently begun to receive wider critical attention. The reflections on body, sexuality, and gender in African literary texts brought together in this volume do not consider these three terms as separate entities but instead as closely related... more...

  • Exitby Stefan Helgesson

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 89.00

    If anything is certain in human exis­tence, it is the exit. Before the universal yet radically singular event of death, how­ever, history leaves its mark on us by determining which exits are possible, necessary or desirable. This collection of essays, which celebrates the achievement of the Swedish Africanist and postcolonial scholar Raoul... more...

  • Mothers and Daughters in Arab Women's Literatureby Dalya Abudi

    BRILL 2010; US$ 195.00

    This study explores the mother-daughter relationship as the most fundamental and most intimate female relationship. It draws on both early and contemporary writings of Arab women to illuminate the traditional and evolving nature of mother-daughter relationships in Arab families and how these family dynamics reflect and influence modern Arab life. more...

  • Disability and Modern Fictionby Alice Hall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Focusing on Faulkner, Morrison and Coetzee as authors, critics and Nobel Prize-winning intellectuals, this book explores shifting representations of disability in 20th and 21st century literature and proposes new ways of reading their works in relation to one another, whilst highlighting the ethical, aesthetic and imaginative challenges they pose. more...

  • ALT 31 Writing Africa in the Short Story: African Literature Todayby Ernest N. Emenyonu

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 34.95

    The success of the Caine Prize for African Writing and the growth of online publishing have played key roles in putting the short story in its rightful place within the study and criticism of African literature. more...

  • African City Textualitiesby Ranka Primorac

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The stereotype of Africa as a predominantly 'natural' space ignores the existence of vibrant and cosmopolitan urban environments on the continent. Far from merely embodying backwardness and lack, African cities are sites of complex and diverse cultural productions which participate in modernity and its dynamics of global flows and exchanges. This... more...