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  • Summary and Analysis of Americanahby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 2.99

    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...

  • Lady Anneby Antjie Krog

    Bucknell University Press 2017; US$ 21.99

    This is the first English translation of an award winning book published in Afrikaans in 1989. It engages critically and creatively with a key moment of colonial history?the time Lady Anne Barnard spent at the Cape of Good Hope, from 1797 to 1802. Antjie Krog powerfully brings together the historical and the poetic in a turbulent South Africa. more...

  • Art and Ritual in the Black Diasporaby Paul Griffith

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 89.99

    This book examines residual oral conventions that shape the black diaspora imaginary in the Caribbean and the United States. Through a hermeneutical focus, Griffith provides fresh understandings of the Atlantic as a frame for a philosophical and cultural counterdiscourse in postcolonial communities. more...

  • Ethics and Human Rights in Anglophone African Women?s Literatureby Chielozona Eze

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 87.00

    This book proposes feminist empathy as a model of interpretation in the works of contemporary Anglophone African women writers. The African woman?s body is often portrayed as having been disabled by the patriarchal and sexist structures of society. Returning to their bodies as a point of reference, rather than the postcolonial ideology... more...

  • ALT 34 Diaspora & Returns in Fictionby Ernest N. Emenyonu; Helen Cousins; Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; Not Available

    Imagined or actual returns to a "homeland" in African literature are examined in relation to changing concepts of identity, belonging, migration and space. more...

  • The Mudimbe Readerby V. Y. Mudimbe; Pierre-Philippe Fraiture; Daniel Orrells

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    A prominent francophone thinker and writer from sub-Saharan Africa, V. Y. Mudimbe is known for his efforts to bridge Western and African modes of knowledge and for his critiques of a range of disciplines, from classics and philosophy to anthropology and comparative literature. The Mudimbe Reader offers for the first time a ground-breaking... more...

  • Women Writers of Gabonby Cheryl Toman

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    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...

  • Ethiopian literature (in amharic)by G.A. Balashova

    MeaBooks Inc 2016; US$ 28.00

    The Reader includes sample works of modern writers starting with the first story by Afewerk Ghebre Jesus written in 1908 up to the writings of the early 2000s, which continue Amharic literature in various genres. The Chrestomathy is supplemented with linguistic and cultural comments of lexical, grammatical and ethno-cultural nature. Short biographies... more...

  • Art and Political Thought in Bole Butakeby Emmanuel Ngwang; Kenneth Usongo

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 74.99

    Art and Political Thought in Bole Butake interrogates Butake?s major plays through a pluralist critical approach in terms of their political underpinnings and cultural significance. This book places his drama within the socio-political matrix of Cameroon and demonstrates the topicality of the issues of governance, marginalization, and corruption... more...

  • Envisioning Black Feminist Voodoo Aestheticsby Kameelah L. Martin

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 89.99

    This book interrogates eight contemporary American films to determine what role the use of Voodoo in popular representations has played in the construction of black female imaginaries within the United States. It evaluates how filmmakers employ Voodoo aesthetics to reenact black women?s spirituality on screen by engaging themes of body politics,... more...