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  • Gender and Identity in North Africaby Abdelkader Cheref

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 29.00

    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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ancient Egyptian Literatureby Miriam Lichtheim

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    First published in 1973 ? and followed by Volume II in 1976 and Volume III in 1980 ? this anthology has assumed classic status in the field of Egyptology and portrays the remarkable evolution of the literary forms of one of the world?s earliest civilizations. Volume I outlines the early and gradual evolution of Egyptian literary genres, including... more...

  • Ancient Egyptian Literatureby Miriam Lichtheim

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    First published in 1973 ? and followed by Volume II in 1976 and Volume III in 1980 ? this anthology has assumed classic status in the field of Egyptology and portrays the remarkable evolution of the literary forms of one of the world?s earliest civilizations. Volume I outlines the early and gradual evolution of Egyptian literary genres, including... more...

  • Ancient Egyptian Literatureby Miriam Lichtheim

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    First published in 1973 ? and followed by Volume II in 1976 and Volume III in 1980 ? this anthology has assumed classic status in the field of Egyptology and portrays the remarkable evolution of the literary forms of one of the world?s earliest civilizations. Volume I outlines the early and gradual evolution of Egyptian literary genres, including... 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...