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  • Chinua Achebe and the Politics of Narrationby Thomas Jay Lynn

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 93.39

    This book examines vital intersections of narration, linguistic innovation, and political insight that distinguish Chinua Achebe’s fiction as well as his non-fiction commentaries. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of these intersections: Achebe’s narrative response to Western authors who have written on Africa, his integration of Igbo folklore,... more...

  • Animals and Desire in South African Fictionby Jason D. Price

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.48

    This book considers the political potential of affective experiences of desire as reflected in contemporary South African literature. Jason Price argues that definitions of desire deployed by capitalist and colonial culture maintain social inequality by managing relations to ensure a steady flow of capital and pleasure for the dominant classes, whereas... more...

  • Literature and Culture in Global Africaby Tanure Ojaide

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Engaging and interrogating the idea of a ‘Global Africa’, this book examines how African literary and cultural productions have changed over the years due to the social and political influences brought about by increased globalisation. Tanure Ojaide takes a variety of European theoretical concepts and applies these to African literature, oral traditions,... more...

  • Scoring Raceby Pim Higginson

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    Explores in depth how Francophone African authors and filmmakers have negotiated the French construction of jazz as the medium of an exoticized and radical alterity. more...

  • Theory of African Literatureby Chidi Amuta; Biodun Jeyifo

    Zed Books 2017; US$ 24.95

    A classic work that overturns conventional assessments of African literature, offering a unique contribution to literary criticism. more...

  • Land, Freedom and Fictionby David Maughan Brown; Stephen Clingman

    Zed Books 2017; US$ 24.95

    A thought-provoking exploration of the Mau Mau uprising and its place in the literature and identity of Kenya. more...

  • African Modernity and the Philosophy of Culture in the Works of Femi Eubaby Iyunolu Osagie; John Wharton Lowe

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 85.00

    This book examines the creative and critical works of Nigerian playwright and novelist Femi Euba to demonstrate the place and function of African cultures in modernity. The author makes the case for the vibrancy of such cultures in the shaping and constitution of the modern world. more...

  • Ninette of Sin Streetby Vitalis Danon; Lia Brozgal; Sarah Abrevaya Stein; Jane Kuntz

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    Published in Tunis in 1938, Ninette of Sin Street is one of the first works of Tunisian fiction in French. Ninette 's author, Vitalis Danon, arrived in Tunisia under the aegis of the Franco-Jewish organization the Alliance Israélite Universelle and quickly adopted—and was adopted by—the local community.Ninette is an unlikely protagonist: Compelled... more...

  • Anima and Africaby Matthew A. Fike

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 52.95

    C. G. Jung understood the anima in a wide variety of ways but especially as a multifaceted archetype and as a field of energy. In Anima and Africa: Jungian Essays on Psyche, Land, and Literature , Matthew A. Fike uses these principles to analyze male characters in well-known British, American, and African fiction. Jung wrote frequently about... more...

  • Margaret Laurence Writes Africa and Canadaby Laura K. Davis

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2017; US$ 20.99

    Articulates how Margaret Laurence addresses decolonization and nation building in 1950s Somalia and Ghana, and 1960s and 1970s English-Canada. Laurence displaces the simple notion that Canada is a sum total of different cultures, and conceives Canada as a mosaic that is in flux and constituted through continually changing social relations. more...