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  • America in an Arab Mirrorby Kamal Abdel-Malek; Mouna El Kahla

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 37.00

    This distinguished anthology presents for the first time in English travel essays by Arabic writers who have visited America in the second half of the century. The view of America which emerges from these accounts is at once fascinating and illuminating, but never monolithic. The writers hail from a variety of viewpoints, regions, and backgrounds,... more...

  • Mothers and Daughters in Arab Women's Literatureby Dalya Abudi

    BRILL 2010; US$ 195.00

    This study explores the mother-daughter relationship as the most fundamental and most intimate female relationship. It draws on both early and contemporary writings of Arab women to illuminate the traditional and evolving nature of mother-daughter relationships in Arab families and how these family dynamics reflect and influence modern Arab life. more...

  • Rethinking Marriage in Francophone African and Caribbean Literaturesby Cecile Accilien

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 32.99

    Rethinking Marriage in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures analyzes novels and films that demonstrate how marriage affects Francophone African and Caribbean women in their respective societies. It also considers the various religious, social, economic, historical, cultural factors that influence marriage. more...

  • Hopes and Impedimentsby Chinua Achebe

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    One of the most provocative and original voices in contemporary literature, Chinua Achebe here considers the place of literature and art in our society in a collection of essays spanning his best writing and lectures from the last twenty-three years. For Achebe, overcoming goes hand in hand with eradicating the destructive effects of racism and injustice... more...

  • There Was a Countryby Chinua Achebe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart comes this long-awaited memoir recalling Chinua Achebe's personal experiences of and reflections on the Biafran War, one of Nigeria's most tragic civil wars Chinua Achebe, the author of Things Fall Apart , was a writer whose moral courage and storytelling gifts have left an enduring stamp... more...

  • Postcolonial Artists and Global Aestheticsby Akinwumi Adesokan

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 20.99

    What happens when social and political processes such as globalization shape cultural production? Drawing on a range of writers and filmmakers from Africa and elsewhere, Akin Adesokan explores the forces at work in the production and circulation of culture in a globalized world. He tackles problems such as artistic representation in the era of decolonization,... more...

  • Neo-Imperialism in Children's Literature About Africaby Yulisa Amadu Maddy; Donnarae MacCann

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    In this book, the authors expose the neo-imperialist overtones of contemporary children's fiction about Africa. Examining the portrayal of African social customs, religious philosophies, and political structures in fiction for young people, Maddy and MacCann reveal the Western biases that often infuse stories by well-known Western authors. more...

  • The Cameroonian Novel of English Expressionby Shadrach A. Ambanasom

    Langaa RPCIG 2009; US$ 29.95

    Initially considered something of a black sheep within the Anglophone Cameroon literary genres, the Anglophone novel has gradually grown to carve out a respectable niche for itself in the Anglophone Cameroon sub-system, imposing itself in a way that makes it impossible for critics to ignore it. Now a vibrant genre, it even threatens to overtake drama... 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...

  • Education of the Deprivedby Shadrach A. Ambanasom

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 24.95

    Education of the Deprived is a perceptive socio-artistic examination of the key works of some major writers of Anglophone Cameroon literary drama today. For over two decades now socio-political developments in Cameroon, including the liberalization of the press, have led to an unprecedented proliferation of political, journalistic and imaginative writings.... more...