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  • Moving People in Ethiopiaby Alula Pankhurst; Francois Piguet

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 80.00

    One consequence of development has been that large numbers of people have been displaced from their land - the editors provide an analysis of such population displacements in Ethiopia in the context of other causes of movement, such as drought and conflict. more...

  • Narrative Shape-Shiftingby Arlene A. Elder

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 80.00

    The hybrid novels of Ben Okri, B. Kojo Laing, and Yvonne Vera address contemporary African politics in contrasting styles but complementary religious, cultural, and feminist approaches. more...

  • Village Mattersby Judith Scheele

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 80.00

    Traces Kabylia's history through French occupation, the Algerian war of independence, and the political turmoil that followed. more...

  • Gender and Identity in North Africaby Abdelkader Cheref

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Literary fiction has always provided an outlet for social and political critique. In the writing of key North African women authors, the dissection of Maghrebi society is at the very heart of the narratives. Here, Abdelkader Cheref charts the rise of postcolonial literature written by women from the Maghreb, and provides the first comparative analysis... more...

  • Olive Schreiner and the Progress of Feminismby Carolyn Burdett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 174.00

    Olive Schreiner and the Progress of Feminism explores two key areas: first, the debates taking place in England during the last two decades of the nineteenth century about the position of women; and, second, the volatile events of the 1890s in South Africa, which culminated in war between the British Empire and the Boer republics in 1899. Through... more...

  • 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...

  • 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? 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...