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  • Moving People in Ethiopiaby Alula Pankhurst; Francois Piguet

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 80.00

    One consequence of development has been that large numbers of people have been displaced from their land - the editors provide an analysis of such population displacements in Ethiopia in the context of other causes of movement, such as drought and conflict. 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...

  • Narrative Shape-Shiftingby Arlene A. Elder

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 80.00

    The hybrid novels of Ben Okri, B. Kojo Laing, and Yvonne Vera address contemporary African politics in contrasting styles but complementary religious, cultural, and feminist approaches. 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...

  • Olive Schreiner and the Progress of Feminismby Carolyn Burdett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 174.00

    Olive Schreiner and the Progress of Feminism explores two key areas: first, the debates taking place in England during the last two decades of the nineteenth century about the position of women; and, second, the volatile events of the 1890s in South Africa, which culminated in war between the British Empire and the Boer republics in 1899. Through... more...

  • Perspectives on Written Cameroon Literature in Englishlishby Shadrach A. Ambanasom

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 34.95

    In 2009, Anglophone Cameroon literature celebrated its fifty years of existence. Now at the mature age of fifty plus this literature has a great deal to write home about even if it still has a lot to do in its pursuit of excellence. Part of its maturity resides in the fact that although the scale of literary creativity and literary criticism is skewed... more...

  • Postcolonial Traumasby Abigail Ward

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This collection of essays explores some new possibilities for understanding postcolonial traumas. It examines representations of both personal and collective traumas around the globe from Palestinian, Caribbean, African American, South African, Maltese, Algerian, Indian, Australian and British writers, directors and artists. more...

  • Pre-Colonial Africa in Colonial African Narrativesby Dr Donald R Wehrs

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    In his study of the origins of political reflection in twentieth-century African fiction, Donald Wehrs examines a neglected but important body of African texts written in colonial (English and French) and indigenous (Hausa and Yoruba) languages. He explores pioneering narrative representations of pre-colonial African history and society in seven texts:... 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...

  • Reading Nuruddin Farahby F. Fiona Moolla

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 36.46

    A close analysis of Farah's novels is used to track the contradictions implicit in the notion of the modern, disengaged self and how transformations of the novel in literary history attempt to negotiate this founding contradiction. more...