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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 the tragic story of an individual set in the wider context of colonialism, as well as a powerful and complex political statement of cross-cultural encounters. This guide offers an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of Things Fall Apart... more...

  • Power and Influenceby Chiku Malunga

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 29.99

    This book demonstrates how the indigenous wisdom contained in African proverbs and folktales can be used to enhance modern life. The timeless wisdom enriches the understanding of self-development and positive influence, contributing towards the much-needed, cross-cultural dialogue among individuals, organizations, and societies in this increasingly... more...

  • Beyond the Postcolonialby Emma Dawson Varughese

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    With the backdrop of new global powers, this volume interrogates the state of writing in English. Strongly interdisciplinary, it challenges the prevailing orthodoxy of postcolonial literary theory. An insistence on fieldwork and linguistics makes this book scene-changing in its approach to understanding and reading emerging literature in English. 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...

  • Decolonization Agonistics in Postcolonial Fictionby Chidi Okonkwo

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 168.00

    This book explores through theory and in-depth textual criticism how novelists from formerly colonised societies have exploited indigenous codes and conventions of aesthetic representation to transform the novel into an effective medium for cultural and political resistance to (neo)colonialism. Concentrating on novels written between the late 1940s... more...