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  • A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichieby Ernest N. Emenyonu

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    A critical examination of the engaging voice and multiple stories of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on war, feminism, art, ideology, hair, identity and much more. more...

  • The Algerian New Novelby Valérie K. Orlando

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 75.00

    Disputing the claim that Algerian writing during the struggle against French colonial rule dealt almost exclusively with revolutionary themes, The Algerian New Novel shows how Algerian authors writing in French actively contributed to the experimental forms of the period, expressing a new age literarily as well as politically and culturally. Looking... more...

  • The Tar Babyby Bryan Wagner

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    A richly nuanced cultural history of an enigmatic and controversial folktale Perhaps the best-known version of the tar baby story was published in 1880 by Joel Chandler Harris in Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings , and popularized in Song of the South , the 1946 Disney movie. Other versions of the story, however, have surfaced in many other... more...

  • Another Road to Damascusby Tom Woerner-Powell

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    This text challenges existing writing on ?Abd al-Qa?dir al-Jaza?'iri? which divides his life into two juxtaposed phases separated by narratives of conversion: from Francophobia to Francophilia, from militarism to pacifism, from activism to quietism, from Islamism to pluralism, from politics to religion. This work's interdisciplinary approach demonstrates... more...

  • Food and Foodways in African Narrativesby Jonathan Bishop Highfield

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Food is a defining feature in every culture. Despite its very basic purpose of sustaining life, it directly impacts the community, culture and heritage in every region around the globe in countless seen and unseen ways, including the literature and narratives of each region. Across the African continent, food and foodways, which refer to the ways... more...

  • African Women Under Fireby Pauline Ada Uwakweh; E?milie Diouf; Moussa Issifou; Tendai Mangena; Nanjala Nyabola; Julie Papaioannou; Melissa R. Root; Jessie Sagawa; Paul N. Touré; Pauline Ada Uwakweh

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 89.99

    This book brings insight and scholarly breadth through literary criticism to the growing research on women, war, and conflict in Africa. The contributors establish compelling evidence for the significance of gender in the analyses of contemporary warfare and conflict. more...

  • Game Theory and Minorities in American Literatureby Michael Wainwright

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 87.89

    This pioneering study applies game theory to a selection of minoritarian texts from the American canon. Concentrating on rational decision making, the discussion introduces the most common social dilemmas such as the Stag Hunt and the Prisoner's Dilemma as a means of interpreting works by writers such as Douglass, Hurston, and Morrison. more...

  • Popular Media in Kenyan Historyby George Ogola

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 87.89

    The book examines popular fiction columns, a dominant feature in Kenyan newspapers, published in the twentieth century and examines their historical and cultural impact on Kenyan politics. The book interrogates how popular cultural forms such as popular fiction engage with and subject the polity to constant critique through informal but widely recognized cultural... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of Americanahby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    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...