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  • African Women Under Fireby Pauline Ada Uwakweh; E?milie Diouf; Moussa Issifou; Tendai Mangena; Nanjala Nyabola; Julie Papaioannou; Melissa R. Root; Jessie Sagawa; Paul N. Touré; Pauline Ada Uwakweh

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 85.00

    This book brings insight and scholarly breadth through literary criticism to the growing research on women, war, and conflict in Africa. The contributors establish compelling evidence for the significance of gender in the analyses of contemporary warfare and conflict. more...

  • Something Torn and Newby Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 34.00

    Novelist Ngugi wa Thiong'o has been a force in African literature for decades: Since the 1970s, when he gave up the English language to commit himself to writing in African languages, his foremost concern has been the critical importance of language to culture. In Something Torn and New , Ngugi explores Africa's historical, economic, and cultural... more...

  • Feminist Traditions in Andalusi-Moroccan Oral Narrativesby H. Lebbady

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2009; US$ 90.57

    In this volume, Lebbady has compiled and translated seven Andalusi women's tales from the north of Morocco, and analyzes them from a postcolonial theoretical perspective, finding in the women far more wit and agency than western stereotypes would suggest. more...

  • The Postcolonial Historical Novelby H. Dalley

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2014; US$ 80.49

    The Postcolonial Historical Novel is the first systematic work to examine how the historical novel has been transformed by its appropriation in postcolonial writing. It proposes new ways to understand literary realism, and explores how the relationship between history and fiction plays out in contemporary African and Australasian writing. more...

  • Magnet Theatre: Three Decades of Making Spaceby Mark Lewis

    Intellect Books Ltd 2016; US$ 44.10

    Cape Town?s Magnet Theatre has been a positive force in South African theatre for three decades, a crucial space for theatre, education, performance, and community throughout a turbulent period in South African history. Offering a dialogue between internal and external perspectives, as well as perspectives from performers, artists, and scholars, this... more...

  • Anima and Africaby Matthew A. Fike

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 52.95

    C. G. Jung understood the anima in a wide variety of ways but especially as a multifaceted archetype and as a field of energy. In Anima and Africa: Jungian Essays on Psyche, Land, and Literature , Matthew A. Fike uses these principles to analyze male characters in well-known British, American, and African fiction. Jung wrote frequently about... more...

  • Ninette of Sin Streetby Vitalis Danon; Lia Brozgal; Sarah Abrevaya Stein; Jane Kuntz

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    Published in Tunis in 1938, Ninette of Sin Street is one of the first works of Tunisian fiction in French. Ninette 's author, Vitalis Danon, arrived in Tunisia under the aegis of the Franco-Jewish organization the Alliance Israélite Universelle and quickly adopted?and was adopted by?the local community.Ninette is an unlikely protagonist: Compelled... more...

  • Body, Sexuality, and Genderby Flora Veit-Wild; Dirk Naguschewski

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 91.00

    Literary representations of the body from Africa as well as narrative strategies of writing the body have only recently begun to receive wider critical attention. The reflections on body, sexuality, and gender in African literary texts brought together in this volume do not consider these three terms as separate entities but instead as closely related... more...

  • Exitby Stefan Helgesson

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 89.00

    If anything is certain in human exis­tence, it is the exit. Before the universal yet radically singular event of death, how­ever, history leaves its mark on us by determining which exits are possible, necessary or desirable. This collection of essays, which celebrates the achievement of the Swedish Africanist and postcolonial scholar Raoul... more...

  • Mothers and Daughters in Arab Women's Literatureby Dalya Abudi

    BRILL 2010; US$ 195.00

    This study explores the mother-daughter relationship as the most fundamental and most intimate female relationship. It draws on both early and contemporary writings of Arab women to illuminate the traditional and evolving nature of mother-daughter relationships in Arab families and how these family dynamics reflect and influence modern Arab life. more...