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  • 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...

  • The Epic Trickster in American Literatueby Gregory E. Rutledge

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Just as Africa and the West have traditionally fit into binaries of Darkness/Enlightenment, Savage/Modern, Ugly/Beautiful, and Ritual/Art, among others, much of Western cultural production rests upon the archetypal binary of Trickster/Epic, with trickster aesthetics and commensurate cultural forms characterizing Africa. Challenging this binary and... more...

  • Creating Postcolonial Literatureby Caroline Davis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Using case studies, this book explores the publishing of African literature, addressing the construction of literary value, relationships between African writers and British publishers, and importance of the African market. It analyses the historical, political and economic conditions framing the emergence of postcolonial literature. more...

  • The Swahili Novelby Xavier Garnier

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00

    An overview of the Swahili novel, its place in a globalized world and a reflection on the status and dynamism of Kafka's concept of 'minor literature'. more...

  • Critical Perspectives on Cameroon Writingby Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh; Albert Azeyeh

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 48.95

    This landmark volume brings together a very rich harvest of forty critical essays on Cameroon literature by Cameroon literary scholars. The book is the result of the Second Conference on Cameroon Literature which took place at the University of Buea in 1994. The Buea conference was motivated by a determination to look at Cameroon literature straight... more...

  • Reading Nuruddin Farahby F. Fiona Moolla

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    A close analysis of Farah's novels is used to track the contradictions implicit in the notion of the modern, disengaged self and how transformations of the novel in literary history attempt to negotiate this founding contradiction. more...

  • The Ethics of Exileby Timothy Strode

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • V. Y. Mudimbeby Pierre-Philippe Fraiture

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    VY Mudimbe: Undisciplined Africanism is the first English-language monograph dedicated to the work of Valentin Yves Mudimbe. This book charts the intellectual history of the seminal Congolese philosopher, epistemologist, and philologist from the late 1960s to the present day, exploring his major essays and novels. Pierre-Philippe Fraiture highlights... more...

  • JULY'S PEOPLE, NICHOLLS (RGL)by Brendon Nicholls

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 27.95

    Nadine Gordimer?s anti-Apartheid novel July's People (1981) is a powerful example of resistance writing, and still continues to unsettle easy assumptions about power, race, gender and identity. This guide to the book offers an accessible introduction to the text and its contexts, as well as a critical history of its reception and original and classic... more...