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  • The Fate of Ideasby Robert Boyers

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    As editor of the quarterly Salmagundi for the past fifty years, Robert Boyers has been on the cutting edge of developments in politics, culture, and the arts. Reflecting on his collaborations and quarrels with some of the twentieth century?s most transformative writers, artists, and thinkers, Boyers writes a wholly original intellectual memoir that... more...

  • J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writingby David Attwell

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 32.99

    J. M. Coetzee?winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, twice winner of the Man Booker Prize?is one of the world?s most celebrated and intriguing authors. Yet the heart of his fiction remains elusive. In J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing , David Attwell explores the extraordinary creative processes behind Coetzee?s novels, from Dusklands ... more...

  • Pensativitiesby Mia Couto; David Brookshaw

    Biblioasis 2015; US$ 17.95

    The first collection of essays in English by the winner of the 2013 Camões Prize and the 2014 Neustadt Prize. more...

  • The Storyworld Accordby Erin James

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 60.00

    ?Storyworlds,? mental models of context and environment within which characters function, is a concept used to describe what happens in narrative. Narratologists agree that the concept of storyworlds best captures the ecology of narrative interpretation by allowing a fuller appreciation of the organization of both space and time, by recognizing reading... more...

  • Outposts of Progressby Gail Fincham; Jeremy Hawthorn; Jakob Lothe

    University of Cape Town Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Taking Joseph Conrad?s short story ?An Outpost of Progress? as its catalyst, this volume of essays brings to light new and contradictory readings of Conrad?s approach to Africa. Key scholars consider several topics, including the relationship between Conrad?s works and Disgrace , a novel by South Africa?s leading author J. M. Coetzee; the role of... more...

  • Institutions of World Literatureby Stefan Helgesson; Pieter Vermeulen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This volume engages critically with the recent and ongoing consolidation of "world literature" as a paradigm of study. On the basis of an extended, active, and ultimately more literary sense of what it means to institute world literature, it views processes of institutionalization not as limitations, but as challenges to understand how literature... more...

  • Rethinking African Cultural Productionby Kenneth W. Harrow; Frieda Ekotto

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Frieda Ekotto, Kenneth W. Harrow, and an international group of scholars set forth new understandings of the conditions of contemporary African cultural production in this forward-looking volume. Arguing that it is impossible to understand African cultural productions without knowledge of the structures of production, distribution, and reception that... more...

  • Achebe and Friends at Umuahiaby Terri Ochiagha

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 43.75

    The author meticulously contextualises the experiences of Achebe and his peers as students at Government College Umuahia and argues for a re-assessment of this influential group of Nigerian writers in relation to the literary culture fostered by the school and its tutors. more...

  • Achebe and Friends at Umuahiaby Terri Ochiagha

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 43.75

    This is the first in-depth scholarly study of the literary awakening of the young intellectuals who became known as Nigeria's "first-generation" writers in the post-colonial period. Terri Ochiagha's research focuses on Chinua Achebe, Elechi Amadi, Chike Momah, Christopher Okigbo and Chukwuemeka Ike, and also discusses the experiences of Gabriel Okara,... more...

  • The Book in Africaby Caroline Davis; David Johnson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This volume presents new research and critical debates in African book history, and brings together a range of disciplinary perspectives by leading scholars in the subject. It includes case studies from across Africa, ranging from third-century manuscript traditions to twenty-first century internet communications. more...