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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 50.00
In 2007 the French newspaper Le Monde published a manifesto titled ?Toward a ?World Literature? in French,? signed by forty-four writers, many from France?s former colonies. Proclaiming that the francophone label encompassed people who had little in common besides the fact that they all spoke French, the manifesto?s proponents, the so-called francophone... more...
- 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...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 74.99
In Wisdom and Initiation in Gabon, Bonaventure Mvé Ondo argues that Fang tales, myths, and legends are components of the foundation of a worldview that sustains and protects a unique, historical Fang identity. The lessons transmitted from generation to generation by these marvelous stories are, Mvé Ondo argues, central to living lives that reflect... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
Mixed Race Stereotypes in South African and American Literature examines the popular literary stereotype, the tragic mulatto, from a transnational perspective. Mafe considers the ways in which specific South African and American writers have used this controversial literary character to challenge the logic of racial categorization. more...