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  • 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...

  • Syncretic Arenasby Isidore Diala

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 106.00

    This collection in part examines the legacy of the consummate Nigerian stage artist and scholar, Esiaba Irobi (1960?2010). Poems, tributes, and studies cele¬brate Irobi?s significance as actor, play¬wright, director, poet, and theatre theorist. Irobi?s life, temper, times, and career are inextricably linked to the history, devel¬opment, concerns, and... more...

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

    ATHENA-Verlag 2012; US$ 18.07

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Pull of Postcolonial Nationhoodby Ayo A. Coly

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    Gender, Migration, and the Claims of Postcolonial Nationhood in Francophone Africa examines three major migrant women writers from Francophone Africa: Ken Bugul, Calixthe Beyala, and Fatou Diome. Coly studies what home means in the context of migration and how gender shapes the meaning of home. This is the first study to bring together migrant women... more...

  • Paton's Cry, The Beloved Countryby Richard O. Peterson; Eva Fitzwater

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on Cry, the Beloved Country takes you into a compassionately told story set in the troubled and changing South Africa in the 1940s. Focusing on a people who are caught between two worlds -- the old with its rituals and... more...

  • Magical Realism in West African Fictionby Brenda Cooper

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    This study contextualizes magical realism within current debates and theories of postcoloniality and examines the fiction of three of its West African pioneers: Syl Cheney-Coker of Sierra Leone, Ben Okri of Nigeria and Kojo Laing of Ghana. Brenda Cooper explores the distinct elements of the genre in a West African context, and in relation to: * a... more...

  • A History of South African Literatureby Christopher Heywood

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    Christopher Heywood's critical study of South African literature. more...

  • Calibrationsby Ato Quayson

    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...

  • Student Encyclopedia of African Literatureby Douglas Killam; Alicia L. Kerfoot

    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...