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  • Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistanceby Tejumola Olaniyan

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 50.00 US$ 43.00

    This original work redefines and broadens our understanding of the drama of the English-speaking African diaspora. Looking closely at the work of Amiri Baraka, Nobel prize-winners Wole Soyinka and Derek Walcott, and Ntozake Shange, the author contends that the refashioning of the collective cultural self in black drama originates from the complex intersection... more...

  • Derek Walcottby Edward Baugh

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    A comprehensive 2006 overview and critical analysis of the Nobel Laureate's fifty-year career. more...

  • Voices From an Empireby Russell G. Hamilton

    University of Minnesota Press 1975; US$ 75.00

    The literature of the various regions of Lusophone Africa has received relatively little critical attention compared with that which has been focused on the work of writers in the English- and French- speaking countries of Africa. With the profound change more...

  • The African Imaginationby F. Abiola Irele

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    This collection of essays from eminent scholar F. Abiola Irele provides a comprehensive formulation of what he calls an "African imagination" manifested in the oral traditions and modern literature of Africa and the Black Diaspora. The African Imagination includes Irele's probing critical readings of the works of Chinua Achebe, Edward Kamau Brathwaite,... more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Jean Rhysby Elaine Savory

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 20.00 US$ 16.40

    A student-friendly guide to the life, work, context and reception of the author of Wide Sargasso Sea. more...

  • Still Beating the Drumby Lindy Stiebel; Elizabeth Gunner

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 114.80

    Lewis Nkosi is one of South Africa’s foremost writers and critics, and one of the few survivors of the exile generation dating from the Drum era. Up until now, however, no full length study has been done on his work. This is a gap in South African literary history and criticism that this book is intended to fill. Besides his well known earlier... more...

  • 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$ 82.99

    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...