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  • 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...

  • Hemingway and Africaby Miriam B. Mandel

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 29.95

    New scholarly essays providing a multifaceted approach to the role of Africa in Hemingway's life and work. more...

  • Classical Arabic Storiesby Salma Khadra Jayyusi

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 37.99

    Short fiction was an immensely innovative art in the medieval Arab world, providing the perfect vehicle for transmitting dazzling images of life and experiences as early as pre-Islamic times. These works also speak to the urbanization of the Arab domain after Islam, mirroring the bustling life of the Muslim Arabs and Islamized Persians and reflecting... more...

  • In the House of the Interpreterby Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    With black-and-white illustrations throughout World-renowned Kenyan novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ng?ug? wa Thiong?o gives us the second volume of his memoirs in the wake of his critically acclaimed Dreams in a Time of War. In the House of the Interpreter richly and poignantly evokes the author?s life and times at boarding... more...

  • A Critical Study of the Works of Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian Writer and Activistby Diana Royer

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2000; US$ 149.95

    This volume sets El Saadawi’s literary work within the context of her activism, in particular showing how her ideas for the renewal of society run through her writing. As a companion for reading her fiction and nonfiction, this volume contextualizes her work by taking into consideration the complexities of Egyptian society today – in particular,... more...

  • Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apartby David Whittaker; Mpalive-Hangson Msiska

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 29.95

    Offering an insight into African culture that had not been portrayed before, Things Fall Apart is both a tragic and moving story of an individual set in the wider context of the coming of colonialism, as well as a powerful and complex political statement of cross-cultural encounters. This guide to Chinua Achebe?s compelling novel offers: an accessible... more...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 67.99

    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...

  • Decolonization Agonistics in Postcolonial Fictionby Chidi Okonkwo

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 176.00

    This book explores through theory and in-depth textual criticism how novelists from formerly colonised societies have exploited indigenous codes and conventions of aesthetic representation to transform the novel into an effective medium for cultural and political resistance to (neo)colonialism. Concentrating on novels written between the late 1940s... 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...

  • The Epic Trickster in American Literatureby Gregory E. Rutledge

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Just as Africa and the West have traditionally fit into binaries of Darkness/Enlightenment, Savage/Modern, Ugly/Beautiful, and Ritual/Art, among others, much of Western cultural production rests upon the archetypal binary of Trickster/Epic, with trickster aesthetics and commensurate cultural forms characterizing Africa. Challenging this binary and... more...