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  • Creating Postcolonial Literatureby Caroline Davis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • Enchanted Calvinismby Adam Mohr

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 89.99

    Enchanted Calvinism 's central proposition is that Ghanaian Presbyterian communities, both past and present, have become more enchanted -- more attuned to spiritual explanations of and remedies for suffering -- as they have become integrated into capitalist modes of production. The author draws on a Weberian concept of religious enchantment to analyze... 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...

  • 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...

  • Mixed Race Stereotypes in South African and American Literatureby Diana Adesola Mafe

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • J.M. Coetzee and the Limits of Cosmopolitanismby Katherine Hallemeier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Drawing on postcolonial and gender studies, as well as affect theory, the book interrogates cosmopolitan philosophies. Through analysis of J.M. Coetzee's later fiction, Hallemeier invites the re-imagining of cosmopolitanism, particularly as it is performed through the reading of literature. more...

  • Wisdom and Initiation in Gabonby Bonaventure Mvé Ondo; James F. Barnes

    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...

  • Les littératures africaines de langue francaise à l'époque de la postmodernitéby Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink; Katharina Städtler

    ATHENA-Verlag 2012; US$ 15.42

    Les concepts de postmodernité et de postcolonialisme revêtent en Afrique des significations radicalement différentes de celles qu'ils ont reçues en Occident. Les douze études réunies dans ce volume étudient cette différence dans des oeuvres littéraires africaines parues depuis 1948 sous quatre aspects caractéristiques: - rapports interculturels entre... more...

  • The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Cultureby Ayman A. El-Desouky

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Culture uses the notion of am?ra ? the Egyptian concept of collective and connective agency ? to explore the relationship between the Egyptian intellectual and 'the people' in contemporary Egyptian literature and culture. more...