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  • Hemingway and Africaby Miriam B. Mandel

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 29.95

    New scholarly essays providing a multifaceted approach to the role of Africa in Hemingway's life and work. more...

  • Tropic Moonby Georges Simenon; Norman Rush; Marc Romano

    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...

  • Classical Arabic Storiesby Salma Khadra Jayyusi

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    Short fiction was an immensely innovative art in the medieval Arab world, providing the perfect vehicle for transmitting dazzling images of life and experiences as early as pre-Islamic times. These works also speak to the urbanization of the Arab domain after Islam, mirroring the bustling life of the Muslim Arabs and Islamized Persians and reflecting... more...

  • In the House of the Interpreterby Ngugi Wa'Thiong'O

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    With black-and-white illustrations throughout World-renowned Kenyan novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ng?ug?ý wa Thiong?o gives us the second volume of his memoirs in the wake of his critically acclaimed Dreams in a Time of War.   In the House of the Interpreter richly and poignantly evokes the author?s life and times at boarding... more...

  • Spirit Bridesby Kahlil Gibran; Juan R. I. Cole

    White Cloud Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    Spirit Brides is classic Gibran with stories that depict life in late nineteenth-century northern Lebanon and serve as Gibran's vehicle for discussing religious and ethical themes. This book is a collection of three short stories, in which Kahlil Gibran portrays his belief in the overwhelming power of love in human nature. In "The Ash of Centuries... more...

  • The Stormby Kahlil Gibran; John Walbridge

    White Cloud Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    The Storm brings together fourteen short stories and prose poems from Gibran's Arabic writings that exhibit several characteristic Gibran themes: the injustice perpetrated by society against the poor, the weak, and the sincere; nature and its destruction by man; and the purity and innocence of young love. John Walbridge's clear, sensitive, and fluent... more...

  • Breaking the Silenceby POWA Women's Writing Competition 2007

    Jacana Media 2009; US$ 9.99

    Told from the perspective of South African girls and women who have been the victims of abuse, these contest-winning poems, short stories, and personal essays come from established writers as well as fresh new talents. Based on the idea that creative writing aids the healing process, these selections describe the struggle to survive, the difficulty... more...

  • A Critical Study of the Works of Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian Writer and Activistby Diana Royer

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2000; US$ 149.95

    This volume sets El Saadawi’s 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...

  • Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apartby David Whittaker; Mpalive-Hangson Msiska

    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...

  • Literary Research and Postcolonial Literatures in Englishby H. Faye Christenberry; Angela Courtney; Liorah Golomb; Melissa S. Van Vuuren

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 64.99

    Postcolonial literatures can be defined as the body of creative work written by authors whose lands were formerly colonized. This book is a research guide to postcolonial literatures in English, specifically from former British colonies in Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia. While this volume focuses exclusively on Anglophone literatures, it... more...