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- University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 72.00
Ato Quayson uses a method of reading he calls calibrations: a reading of literature with what lies beyond it as a way of understanding structures of transformation, process, and contradiction that inform both literature and society. He surveys texts ranging from Bob Marley lyrics, Toni Morrison?s work, Walter Benjamin?s Theses on the Philosophy of... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 85.00
African literature is a vast subject of growing output and interest. Written especially for students, this book selectively surveys the topic in a clear and accessible way. Included are roughly 600 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, genres, and major works. Many entries cite works for further reading, and the volume closes with a selected,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 42.95
The book examines how modern global development largely privileges Western multinational interests at the expense of local or indigenous concerns in the "developing" nations of the East. The practices of development have mostly led not to economic, social, and political progressivism in local society but rather to instability, poverty, debt, and repression.... more...
- Zed Books 2007; US$ 36.95
African Literature as Political Philosophy looks in particular at Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah and Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, but situates these within the broader context of developments in African literature over the past half-century, discussing writers from Ayi Kwei Armah to Wole Soyinka. M.S.C. Okolo provides a thorough... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1974; US$ 90.00
The comprehensive account of the development of African literature from its beginnings in oral tradition to its contemporary expression in the writings of Africans in various African and European languages provides insight, both broad and deep, into the B more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00
Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz reaches back millennia to his homeland?s majestic past in this enchanting collection of early tales that brings the world of ancient Egypt face to face with our own times. From the Predynastic Period, where a cabal of entrenched rulers banish virtue in jealous defense of their status, to the Fifth Dynasty, where a Pharaoh... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 79.99
Demonstrating that an intercultural dialogue and constant cultural brokering are a must in our post-colonial world, the essays in this volume are a valuable contribution to the ongoing discourse on post-colonial diasporic literatures and identities. more...
- BRILL 2006; US$ 177.00
Offering an analysis of oral poetry dueling performed at traditional Palestinian weddings, this book addresses poetry dueling as a performative and compositional device, and explores the complex linkages between this tradition and other genres of Arabic poetry. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00
"Things Fall Apart", set in Nigeria about a century ago, is widely regarded as Chinua Achebe's masterpiece. Considered one of the most broadly read African novels, Achebe's work responded to the two-dimensional caricatures of Africans that often dominated Western literature. This guide contains a selection of contemporary criticism... more...