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  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    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...

  • Gender Issues in African Literatureby Chin Ce; Charles Smith

    Handel Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    Gender Issues in African Literature examines the ways in which some protagonists of African fictions are made to counter and challenge intertwined Western discourses on gender, employment, sexuality, and health. Here the conflict between Tradition and Modernity is argues from the favourite premise of male supremacist ideology showing how women have... more...

  • Literary Research and Postcolonial Literatures in Englishby H. Faye Christenberry; Angela Courtney; Liorah Golomb; Melissa S. Van Vuuren

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    Postcolonial literatures can be defined as the body of creative work written by authors whose lands were formerly colonized. This book is a research guide to postcolonial literatures in English, specifically from former British colonies in Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia. While this volume focuses exclusively on Anglophone literatures, it... 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...

  • Novels of Botswana in English, 1930-2006by Mary S. Lederer

    African Heritage Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Mary Lederer provides a valuable critical/historical survey of the genesis and development of the English novel in Botswana. This book comes as a timely correction of the notion that Botswana has no sustained fiction written in English, thus filling a gap that has existed for a long time in the literature of that country. more...

  • Breaking the Silenceby POWA Women's Writing Competition 2007

    Jacana Media 2009; US$ 9.99

    Told from the perspective of South African girls and women who have been the victims of abuse, these contest-winning poems, short stories, and personal essays come from established writers as well as fresh new talents. Based on the idea that creative writing aids the healing process, these selections describe the struggle to survive, the difficulty... more...