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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...

  • The Ethics of Exile: Colonialism in the Fictions of Charles Brockden Brown and J..M.. Coetzeeby Timothy Strode

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

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

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 27.95

    Nadine Gordimer is one of the most important writers to emerge in the twentieth century. Her anti-Apartheid novel July's People (1981) is a powerful example of resistance writing and continues even now to unsettle easy assumptions about issues of power, race, gender and identity. This guide to Gordimer's compelling novel offers: an accessible... 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 and Identity in North Africaby Abdelkader Cheref

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 29.00

    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...

  • Emerging Traditionsby Vicki Briault Manus

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 99.99

    The book, an academic monograph, is a comprehensive study of the socio-linguistics of black South African literature in English from its beginnings, grounded in historical and political change as befits a postcolonial approach, with the inherent struggles between language and power. Its innovation is that it traces stylistic devices used by successive... 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...