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- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 29.95
Offering an insight into African culture that had not been portrayed before, Things Fall Apart is both a tragic and moving story of an individual set in the wider context of the coming of colonialism, as well as a powerful and complex political statement of cross-cultural encounters. This guide to Chinua Achebe?s compelling novel offers: an... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2000; US$ 149.95
This volume sets El Saadawis 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Cape Town Press 2012; US$ 21.99
A fascinating intersection of intellectual minds, this literary critique views the writing of Nobel Prize?winner Nadine Gordimer through the fresh perspective of a respected French academic. Available for the first time in English, this analysis introduces the important works of a South African activist for equality and political freedom to a new... more...
- Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 34.95
In 2009, Anglophone Cameroon literature celebrated its fifty years of existence. Now at the mature age of fifty plus this literature has a great deal to write home about even if it still has a lot to do in its pursuit of excellence. Part of its maturity resides in the fact that although the scale of literary creativity and literary criticism is skewed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00
Just as Africa and the West have traditionally fit into binaries of Darkness/Enlightenment, Savage/Modern, Ugly/Beautiful, and Ritual/Art, among others, much of Western cultural production rests upon the archetypal binary of Trickster/Epic, with trickster aesthetics and commensurate cultural forms characterizing Africa. Challenging this binary and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
Using case studies, this book explores the publishing of African literature, addressing the construction of literary value, relationships between African writers and British publishers, and importance of the African market. It analyses the historical, political and economic conditions framing the emergence of postcolonial literature. more...