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  • The Trickster Comes Westby Babacar M'Baye

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 30.00

    In the past, scholars have looked at narratives of the African diaspora only to discover how these memoirs, poems, and fictions related to the West. The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives explores relationships among African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-British narratives of slavery and of New World... more...

  • 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...

  • African Theatre 15: China, India & the Eastern Worldby Martin Banham; James Gibbs; Femi Osofisan

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; Not Available

    Extends the study of China's "soft power" into theatre studies and looks more widely at syncretic traditions evolving in other long-term historic exchanges between Asia and Africa. more...

  • Derek Walcottby Edward Baugh

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 46.00 US$ 37.72

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

  • 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...