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  • The Trickster Comes Westby Babacar M'Baye

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 30.00

    In the past, scholars have looked at narratives of the African diaspora only to discover how these memoirs, poems, and fictions related to the West. The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives explores relationships among African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-British narratives of slavery and of New World... more...

  • The Comic Imagination in Modern African Literature and Cinemaby Maik Nwosu

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is a seminal study that significantly expands the interdisciplinary discourse on African literature and cinema by exploring Africa’s under-visited carnivalesque poetics of laughter. Focusing on modern African literature as well as contemporary African cinema, particularly the direct-to-video Nigerian film industry known as Nollywood, the... more...

  • Writing the Nigeria-Biafra Warby Toyin Falola; Ogechukwu Ezekwem

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 72.92

    Examines key contemporary accounts of the civil war and a range of subsequent texts to reveal the ideas behind the conflict and how these frame the understandings of what took place and what it means for contemporary Nigeria. more...

  • Women Writers of Gabonby Cheryl Toman

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 76.00

    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...

  • Islam in the Eastern African Novelby E. Mirmotahari

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2011; US$ 89.66

    This study of the sub-Saharan African novel interprets representations of Islam as a central organising presence that generates new conceptual questions and demands new critical frameworks with which to approach categories like nationhood, race, diaspora, immigration, and Africa's multiple colonial pasts. more...

  • Beyond the Postcolonialby E. Dawson Varughese

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 82.44

    With the backdrop of new global powers, this volume interrogates the state of writing in English. Strongly interdisciplinary, it challenges the prevailing orthodoxy of postcolonial literary theory. An insistence on fieldwork and linguistics makes this book scene-changing in its approach to understanding and reading emerging literature in English. 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...

  • South African Literature after the Truth Commissionby S. Graham

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2009; US$ 87.60

    This book studies a broad and ambitious selection of contemporary South African literature, fiction, drama, poetry, and memoir to make sense of the ways in which these works 'remap' the intersections of memory, space/place, and the body, as they explore the legacy of apartheid. more...

  • Le Choix de l'Oriby Louis Camara

    Amalion 2016; US$ 4.99

    “Without a doubt, Louis Camara possesses this sense of the tale as well as the genius of narration. His magical pen draws from the ages and the deepest Yoruba thought the sons of gods, curious about humanity, playing out for us the game of individual destiny, unveiling for us its mysterious fabric woven from alternating strands of freedom and compulsion....And... more...