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  • Genius in Bondageby Vincent Carretta; Philip Gould

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Until fairly recently, critical studies and anthologies of African American literature generally began with the 1830s and 1840s. Yet there was an active and lively transatlantic black literary tradition as early as the 1760s. Genius in Bondage situates this literature in its own historical terms, rather than treating it as a sort of prologue to... more...

  • Beckett in Black and Redby Alan Warren Friedman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1934, Nancy Cunard published Negro: An Anthology , which brought together more than two hundred contributions, serving as a plea for racial justice, an exposé of black oppression, and a hymn to black achievement and endurance. The anthology stands as a virtual ethnography of 1930s racial, historic, artistic, political, and economic culture. Samuel... more...

  • The Presence of Pessoaby George Monteiro

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Fernando Pessoa (1888--1935) is perhaps the most engaging of the great Western modernists of this century. Born in Portugal but raised and educated in southern Africa, Pessoa wrote poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. George Monteiro provides refreshingly new interpretations of Pessoa's Mensagem ( Message ) and the modernist novella 0 Banqueiro... more...

  • ALT 32 Politics & Social Justice: African Literature Todayby Ernest N. Emenyonu

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 34.95

    Examines some of the varied African literary responses to politics and social justice and injustice under colonialism/neocolonialism. more...

  • African Theatre 13: Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Wole Soyinkaby Martin Banham; James Gibbs; Femi Osofisan

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 34.95

    Directors and collaborators assess and comment on the production of plays by West Africa's Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka and East Africa's most influential author Ngugi wa Thiong'o. more...

  • Syncretic Arenasby Isidore Diala

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 106.00

    This collection in part examines the legacy of the consummate Nigerian stage artist and scholar, Esiaba Irobi (1960?2010). Poems, tributes, and studies cele¬brate Irobi?s significance as actor, play¬wright, director, poet, and theatre theorist. Irobi?s life, temper, times, and career are inextricably linked to the history, devel¬opment, concerns, and... more...

  • The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Cultureby Ayman A. El-Desouky

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Culture uses the notion of am?ra ? the Egyptian concept of collective and connective agency ? to explore the relationship between the Egyptian intellectual and 'the people' in contemporary Egyptian literature and culture. more...

  • Isabelle Eberhardt and North Africaby Lynda Chouiten

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    Born in Switzerland, writer Isabelle Eberhardt spent most of her adult life in North Africa, where she gained the reputation of being an anti-colonial figure on account of her friendship with the natives. This book shows that she was less interested in defending the colonized than in fulfilling her personal quests for heroism and literary success.... more...

  • Venus of Khala-Kantiby Angèle Kingué; Christine Schwartz Hartley

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The story of Venus of Khala-Kanti unfolds in the ancient forests of an imaginary West African village. The story is at once a straightforward narrative of human courage and an allegory for the amputation of a continent and its peoples. The tale is, above all, the story of hope, recovery and rediscovery. The vitality and reclamation of the characters... more...

  • Anglophone-Cameroon Literatureby Emmanuel Fru Doh; Shadrach A. Ambanasom

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    Against a disturbing political backdrop and through an in-depth appraisal of selected illustrative texts from major genres?poetry, prose, and drama?Emmanuel Fru Doh presents the origins and growth of a young but potent literature. more...