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  • The Postcolonial Historical Novelby Hamish Dalley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    The Postcolonial Historical Novel is the first systematic work to examine how the historical novel has been transformed by its appropriation in postcolonial writing. It proposes new ways to understand literary realism, and explores how the relationship between history and fiction plays out in contemporary African and Australasian writing. more...

  • Colonial Girlhood in Literature, Culture and History, 1840-1950by Kristine Moruzi; Michelle J. Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Colonial Girlhood in Literature, Culture and History, 1840-1950 explores a range of real and fictional colonial girlhood experiences from Jamaica, Mauritius, South Africa, India, New Zealand, Australia, England, Ireland, and Canada to reflect on the transitional state of girlhood between childhood and adulthood. more...

  • Tradition and Change in Contemporary West and East African Fictionby Ogaga Okuyade

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 119.00

    The essays in this volume capture the exciting energy of the emergent novel in East and West Africa, drawing on diffeČrent theoretical insights to offer fresh and engaging perspectives on what has been variously termed the ?new wave?, ?emerČgent generation?, and ?third generation?. Subjects addressed include the politics of identity, especially when... more...

  • Stylistic Approaches to Nigerian Fictionby Daria Tunca

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Drawing on the discipline of stylistics, this book introduces a series of methodological tools and applies them to works by well-known Nigerian writers, including Abani, Adichie and Okri. In doing so, it demonstrates how attention to form fosters understanding of content in their work, as well as in African and postcolonial literatures more widely. more...

  • Different Shades of Greenby Byron Caminero-Santangelo

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 27.50

    Engaging important discussions about social conflict, environmental change, and imperialism in Africa, Different Shades of Green points to legacies of African environmental writing, often neglected as a result of critical perspectives shaped by dominant Western conceptions of nature and environmentalism. Drawing on an interdisciplinary framework... more...

  • Novels of Botswana in English, 1930-2006by Mary S. Lederer

    African Heritage Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Mary Lederer provides a valuable critical/historical survey of the genesis and development of the English novel in Botswana. This book comes as a timely correction of the notion that Botswana has no sustained fiction written in English, thus filling a gap that has existed for a long time in the literature of that country. more...

  • South African Essays on ‘Universal’ Shakespeareby Chris Thurman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    South African Essays on ‘Universal’ Shakespeare reflects the changing nature of Shakespeare studies across various ‘generation gaps’. Each essay, in exploring the nuances of Shakespearean production and reception across time and space, is inflected by a South African connection. Investigating the universality of Shakespeare from... more...

  • Blood on the Tidesby Isidore Okpewho

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Examines the Ozidi Saga -- one of Africa's best-known epics -- as an example of oral literature and as a reflection of the specific social and political concerns of the Nigerian Delta. more...

  • The Postcolonial Cultural Industryby Sandra Ponzanesi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    The Postcolonial Cultural Industry makes a timely intervention into the field of postcolonial studies by unpacking its relation to the cultural industry. It unearths the role of literary prizes, the adaptation industry and the marketing of ethnic bestsellers as new globalization strategies that connect postcolonial artworks to the market place.... more...

  • A Literary History of the Arabsby Reynold A. Nicholson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...