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  • Women Writers of Gabonby Cheryl Toman

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book demonstrates how the invisibility of women in Gabon has led to the omission of Gabon?s literature from the African canon, and discusses the unique elements of Gabonese women?s writing that show it is worthy of critical recognition. Toman explores the unique contributions Gabonese women writers have made to literature by exploring the works... more...

  • African Theatre 15: China, India & the Eastern Worldby Martin Banham; James Gibbs; Femi Osofisan

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; Not Available

    Extends the study of China's "soft power" into theatre studies and looks more widely at syncretic traditions evolving in other long-term historic exchanges between Asia and Africa. more...

  • Summary and Analysis of Americanahby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Americanah tells you what you need to know before or after you read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.  This short summary of Americanah by Chimamanda... more...

  • Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistanceby Tejumola Olaniyan

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 50.00

    This original work redefines and broadens our understanding of the drama of the English-speaking African diaspora. Looking closely at the work of Amiri Baraka, Nobel prize-winners Wole Soyinka and Derek Walcott, and Ntozake Shange, the author contends that the refashioning of the collective cultural self in black drama originates from the complex intersection... more...

  • Derek Walcottby Edward Baugh

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 46.00

    A comprehensive overview and critical analysis of the Nobel Laureate's fifty-year career. more...

  • Voices From an Empireby Russell G. Hamilton

    University of Minnesota Press 1975; US$ 75.00

    The literature of the various regions of Lusophone Africa has received relatively little critical attention compared with that which has been focused on the work of writers in the English- and French- speaking countries of Africa. With the profound change more...

  • Akhenatenby Naguib Mahfouz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and author of the Cairo Trilogy, comes Akhenaten , a fascinating work of fiction about the most infamous pharaoh of ancient Egypt. In this beguiling  novel, originally published in Arabic in 1985, Mahfouz tells with extraordinary insight the story of the "heretic pharaoh," or "sun king,"--the first... more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Jean Rhysby Elaine Savory

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 20.00

    A student-friendly guide to the life, work, context and reception of the author of Wide Sargasso Sea. more...

  • The African Imaginationby F. Abiola Irele

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 59.99

    This collection of essays from eminent scholar F. Abiola Irele provides a comprehensive formulation of what he calls an "African imagination" manifested in the oral traditions and modern literature of Africa and the Black Diaspora. The African Imagination includes Irele's probing critical readings of the works of Chinua Achebe, Edward Kamau Brathwaite,... more...

  • Still Beating the Drumby Lindy Stiebel; Elizabeth Gunner

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 114.80

    Lewis Nkosi is one of South Africa’s foremost writers and critics, and one of the few survivors of the exile generation dating from the Drum era. Up until now, however, no full length study has been done on his work. This is a gap in South African literary history and criticism that this book is intended to fill. Besides his well known earlier... more...