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  • The Comic Imagination in Modern African Literature and Cinemaby Maik Nwosu

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is a seminal study that significantly expands the interdisciplinary discourse on African literature and cinema by exploring Africa?s under-visited carnivalesque poetics of laughter. Focusing on modern African literature as well as contemporary African cinema, particularly the direct-to-video Nigerian film industry known as Nollywood, the... more...

  • Writing the Nigeria-Biafra Warby Toyin Falola; Ogechukwu Ezekwem

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 72.92

    Examines key contemporary accounts of the civil war and a range of subsequent texts to reveal the ideas behind the conflict and how these frame the understandings of what took place and what it means for contemporary Nigeria. more...

  • Contemporary African Cinemaby Olivier Barlet

    Michigan State University Press 2016; US$ 31.95

    Contemporary African Cinema identifies critical questions brought about by the evolution of the African cinema through a personal and passionate lens, rendering this book an indispensable sum of thought that challenges preconceived ideas and enriches an approach to cinema as a critical art. more...

  • Women Writers of Gabonby Cheryl Toman

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book demonstrates how the invisibility of women in Gabon has led to the omission of Gabon?s literature from the African canon, and discusses the unique elements of Gabonese women?s writing that show it is worthy of critical recognition. Toman explores the unique contributions Gabonese women writers have made to literature by exploring the works... more...

  • 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...