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  • 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...

  • Hemingway and Africaby Miriam B. Mandel

    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...

  • A Companion to the Works of J. M. Coetzeeby Tim Mehigan

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 85.00

    J. M. Coetzee is perhaps the most critically acclaimed bestselling author of imaginative fiction writing in English today. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003 and is the first writer to have been awarded two Booker Prizes. The present volume makes critical views of this important writer accessible to the general reader as well as the... more...

  • Classical Arabic Storiesby Salma Khadra Jayyusi

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    Short fiction was an immensely popular art in the medieval and premodern Arab world, providing the perfect vehicle for transmitting the tenets of classical Islam. Reading these texts today illuminates the wide spectrum of early Arab life and suggests the influences and innovations that flourished so vibrantly in medieval Arab society. The only... 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...

  • 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...

  • Beyond the Postcolonialby Emma Dawson Varughese

    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...

  • Decolonization Agonistics in Postcolonial Fictionby Chidi Okonkwo

    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...

  • Nadine Gordimerby Denise Brahimi; Vanessa Everson; Cara Shapiro

    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...

  • Perspectives on Written Cameroon Literature in Englishlishby Shadrach A. Ambanasom

    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...