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  • The Comic Imagination in Modern African Literature and Cinemaby Maik Nwosu

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is a seminal study that significantly expands the interdisciplinary discourse on African literature and cinema by exploring Africa?s under-visited carnivalesque poetics of laughter. Focusing on modern African literature as well as contemporary African cinema, particularly the direct-to-video Nigerian film industry known as Nollywood, the... more...

  • Handbuch Literatur & Emotionenby Martin von Koppenfels; Cornelia Zumbusch

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 224.00

    There is no way to write or read literature without emotions. Unlike what is implied by today?s notion of a contemporary ?emotional turn,? reflections about poetry have been marked since antiquity by considerations about pathos, feeling, and emotion. This handbook offers a comprehensive presentation of this long reflective tradition and... more...

  • African Literature and the Futureby Gbemisola Adeoti

    CODESRIA 2015; US$ 23.00

    Many African countries achieved independence from their colonisers over five decades ago, but the people and the continent largely remain mere spectators in the arena of their own dance. The post-independence states are supposed to be sovereign, but the levers of economic and political powers still reside in the donor states. Not in many fora is the... more...

  • Chinua Achebe?s Legacyby James Ogude

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2015; US$ 26.00

    Chinua Achebe?s novels and essays have always drawn our attention to issues of memory, the story, history and our own obligation to history as Africans. Achebe constantly goes back to the authority of narrative ? the story; and as the subsequent generations of African writers like Chimamanda Adichie keep returning to, to celebrate Africa?s many stories,... more...

  • In the Middle of Nowhereby Jonathan Crewe

    UPA 2015; US$ 26.99

    Relying on the author's personal recollections as well as on J.M. Coetzee's autobiographical and fictional works, this book deals with Coetzee's formation as a writer of international prominence, whose life and writing career began in South Africa. more...

  • ALT 33 Children's Literature & Story-tellingby Ernest N. Emenyonu

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 34.95

    Contributors analyse the theories behind children's literature, its functions and cultural significance, and suggest the new directions this literature is taking in terms of its craft, themes and intentions. more...

  • African Theatre 14: Contemporary Womenby Martin Banham; James Gibbs; Femi Osofisan

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 34.95

    Looks at the lives, challenges and contributions of African women from across the continent to making and participating in theatre in the 21st century. more...

  • A Death Retold in Truth and Rumourby Grace A. Musila

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 80.00

    Re-examines this unresolved murder in Kenya and the underlying role of rumour, the media and inter-state relations on how the death has been reported and investigated. more...

  • En attendant les barbares de John Maxwell Coetzeeby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis L?expérience de la violence hante la fiction du romancier sud-africain J. M. Coetzee (né en 1940). Une fiche de lecture spécialement conçue pour le numérique, pour tout savoir sur En attendant les barbares de John Maxwell Coetzee Chaque fiche de lecture présente une ?uvre clé... more...

  • La Fille de Burger de Nadine Gordimerby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis Couronnée par le prix Nobel de littérature en 1991, l??uvre de Nadine Gordimer couvre pratiquement l?histoire de l?Afrique du Sud depuis le début de l?apartheid jusqu?à sa fin. Une fiche de lecture spécialement conçue pour le numérique, pour tout savoir sur La Fille de Burger... more...