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  • Literary Research and Postcolonial Literatures in Englishby H. Faye Christenberry; Angela Courtney; Liorah Golomb; Melissa S. Van Vuuren

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    Postcolonial literatures can be defined as the body of creative work written by authors whose lands were formerly colonized. This book is a research guide to postcolonial literatures in English, specifically from former British colonies in Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia. While this volume focuses exclusively on Anglophone literatures, it... more...

  • Wisdom and Initiation in Gabonby Bonaventure Mvé Ondo; James F. Barnes

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 74.99

    In Wisdom and Initiation in Gabon, Bonaventure Mvé Ondo argues that Fang tales, myths, and legends are components of the foundation of a worldview that sustains and protects a unique, historical Fang identity. The lessons transmitted from generation to generation by these marvelous stories are, Mvé Ondo argues, central to living lives that reflect... more...

  • Tradition and Change in Contemporary West and East African Fictionby Ogaga Okuyade

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 119.00

    The essays in this volume capture the exciting energy of the emergent novel in East and West Africa, drawing on diffe¬rent theoretical insights to offer fresh and engaging perspectives on what has been variously termed the ?new wave?, ?emer¬gent generation?, and ?third generation?. Subjects addressed include the politics of identity, especially when... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ancient Egyptian Literatureby Miriam Lichtheim

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    First published in 1973 ? and followed by Volume II in 1976 and Volume III in 1980 ? this anthology has assumed classic status in the field of Egyptology and portrays the remarkable evolution of the literary forms of one of the world?s earliest civilizations. Volume I outlines the early and gradual evolution of Egyptian literary genres, including... more...

  • Ancient Egyptian Literatureby Miriam Lichtheim

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    First published in 1973 ? and followed by Volume II in 1976 and Volume III in 1980 ? this anthology has assumed classic status in the field of Egyptology and portrays the remarkable evolution of the literary forms of one of the world?s earliest civilizations. Volume I outlines the early and gradual evolution of Egyptian literary genres, including... more...

  • Ancient Egyptian Literatureby Miriam Lichtheim

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    First published in 1973 ? and followed by Volume II in 1976 and Volume III in 1980 ? this anthology has assumed classic status in the field of Egyptology and portrays the remarkable evolution of the literary forms of one of the world?s earliest civilizations. Volume I outlines the early and gradual evolution of Egyptian literary genres, including... more...

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

    ATHENA-Verlag 2012; US$ 18.97

    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...

  • 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...