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  • Violent Beginningsby Lucie Knight-Santos

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    Violent Beginnings: Literary Representations of Postcolonial Algeria explores how violence, during the Algerian War of Independence (1954?1962) to the more recent civil war (1991?2002), has shaped literary representations of both family and nation in contemporary literature. more...

  • Anglophone-Cameroon Literatureby Emmanuel Fru Doh; Shadrach A. Ambanasom

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    Against a disturbing political backdrop and through an in-depth appraisal of selected illustrative texts from major genres?poetry, prose, and drama?Emmanuel Fru Doh presents the origins and growth of a young but potent literature. more...

  • Genius in Bondageby Vincent Carretta; Philip Gould

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Until fairly recently, critical studies and anthologies of African American literature generally began with the 1830s and 1840s. Yet there was an active and lively transatlantic black literary tradition as early as the 1760s. Genius in Bondage situates this literature in its own historical terms, rather than treating it as a sort of prologue to... more...

  • Beckett in Black and Redby Alan Warren Friedman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1934, Nancy Cunard published Negro: An Anthology , which brought together more than two hundred contributions, serving as a plea for racial justice, an exposť of black oppression, and a hymn to black achievement and endurance. The anthology stands as a virtual ethnography of 1930s racial, historic, artistic, political, and economic culture. Samuel... more...

  • The Ethics of Exileby Timothy Strode

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

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

  • Nadine Gordimer's July's Peopleby 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...

  • Dealing with Evilsby Annie Gagiano

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    In a collection of sixteen essays, Gagiano addresses more than twenty texts from various African regions and periods. The works discussed here range from transcriptions of ancient (Khoikhoi/San) folktales to some of the classic texts of the African English literary canon and include recent writing about urgent contemporary social and gender issues.... more...

  • Gender Issues in African Literatureby Chin Ce; Charles Smith

    Handel Books 2014; US$ 24.70

    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...

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

    African Heritage Press 2014; US$ 22.80

    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...

  • Remembering a Legend: Chinua Achebeby N. Emenyonu; E. Nnolim

    African Heritage Press 2014; US$ 31.00

    Remembering a Legend: Chinua Achebe recaptures for the literary world the inimitable legacies of Chinua Achebe (1930-2013), Africa?s leading novelist and literary philosopher of the 20th century. It addresses the questions of Achebe?s role in establishing the African art of the novel, his theories and standards for the criticism of African writing.... more...