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  • 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$ 94.48

    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$ 83.97

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Literature and Culture in Global Africaby Tanure Ojaide

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Engaging and interrogating the idea of a ‘Global Africa’, this book examines how African literary and cultural productions have changed over the years due to the social and political influences brought about by increased globalisation. Tanure Ojaide takes a variety of European theoretical concepts and applies these to African literature, oral traditions,... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literatureby John Stephens

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 225.00

    Demonstrating the aesthetic, cultural, political and intellectual diversity of children’s literature across the globe, The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literature is the first volume of its kind to focus on the undervisited regions of the world. With particular focus on Asia, Africa and Latin America, the collection raises awareness... more...

  • A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichieby Ernest N. Emenyonu

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 80.00

    A critical examination of the engaging voice and multiple stories of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on war, feminism, art, ideology, hair, complex human identities and the challenges of multicultural existence. more...

  • ALT 33 Children's Literature & Story-tellingby Ernest N. Emenyonu

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 24.99

    Contributors analyse the theories behind children's literature, its functions and cultural significance, and suggest the new directions this literature is taking in terms of its craft, themes and intentions. more...