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African

  • "Born in a Mighty Bad Land"by Jerry H. Bryant

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    The figure of the violent man in the African American imagination has a long history. He can be found in 19th-century bad man ballads like "Stagolee" and "John Hardy," as well as in the black convict recitations that influenced "gangsta" rap. "Born in a Mighty Bad Land" connects this... more...

  • AFRICAN CITY TEXTUALITIES - PRIMORAby Ranka Primorac

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    A path-breaking collection of essays on city texts and cultures, this anthology merges the concerns of urban, cultural and literary studies and engages with a multiplicity of African contexts. more...

  • ALT 30 Reflections & Retrospectivesby Ernest N. Emenyonu; Chimalum Nwankwo

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 34.95

    A focus on some of the pioneers of African literary creation. more...

  • ALT 31 Writing Africa in the Short Storyby Ernest N. Emenyonu

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 34.95

    The success of the Caine Prize for African Writing and the growth of online publishing have played key roles in putting the short story in its rightful place within the study and criticism of African literature. more...

  • Achebe the Oratorby Chinwe Okechukwu

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 155.00

    Taken together, Chinua Achebe's five novels--Things Fall Apart (1958), No Longer at Ease (1960), A Man of the People (1966), Arrow of God (1967), and Anthills of the Savannah (1988)--encompass the entire social, historical, and political experiences of Nigeria, from precolonial times to the close of the 20th century. Central to these experiences... more...

  • Achebe's Things Fall Apartby John Chua; Suzanne Pavlos

    Wiley 2011; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Things Fall Apart, you explore the ground-breaking... more...

  • Adalberto Ortizby Marvin A. Lewis

    Lehigh University Press 2014; US$ 69.99

    Ortiz?s work is an essential cornerstone in the development of Afro-Hispanic literature of the diaspora, since the depth and breadth of his writings provide insights into some of the major cultural issues and dilemmas that have plagued Ecuadorian, and to some degree, much of Latin American society in general, for centuries. However, the significance... more...

  • Africa Writing Europeby Maria Olaussen; Christina Angelfors

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 86.80

    Africa Writing Europe offers critical readings of the meaning and presence of Europe in a variety of African literary texts. The first of its kind, it shifts the focus from questions of African identity to readings which delineate ideas of Europe also in texts written specifically in an African context. It seeks to place the representations of Europe... more...

  • Africa in Narrativesby Chin Ce; Charles Smith

    Handel Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    Africa in Narratives illuminates or proves, against the backdrop of attitudes toward nations deemed ëethnicí or ëminoritiesí, that literature in Africa can live up to the challenge of aesthetic imagination to form an active, refreshing part of world cultural discourse. African countries have evolved imaginatively beyond their present... more...

  • African Cultures and Literaturesby Gordon Collier

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 146.00

    Besides searching book reviews, an interview with the writer Tijan M. Sallah, a full report on the 6th Ethiopian International Film Festival, and a stimulating selection of creative writing (including a showcase of recent South African poetry), this issue of Matatu offers general essays on African women’s poetry, anglophone Cameroonian literature,... more...