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  • Big Book of Verse for Aussie Kidsby Jim Haynes

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 18.17

    From Banjo Paterson to Spike Milligan, Rudyard Kipling to Hilaire Belloc, Lewis Carol to CJ Dennis - the most definitive collection of verse ever collected for Australian children. more...

  • J. M. Coetzee: Countervoicesby Carrol Clarkson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 30.00

    Clarkson pays sustained attention to the dynamic interaction between Coetzee's fiction and his critical writing, exploring the Nobel prize-winner's participation in, and contribution to, contemporary literary-philosophical debates. The book engages with the most recent literary and philosophical responses to Coetzee's work. more...

  • Arguments of Augustan Witby John Sitter

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 35.00

    John Sitter makes a challenging claim for the importance of wit in the writings of Dryden, Rochester, Prior, Berkeley, Gay, Pope and Swift. more...

  • Cionby Zakes Mda

    Picador 2007; US$ 6.79

    A Picador Paperback Original The hero of Zakes Mda's beloved Ways of Dying, Toloki, sets down with a family in Middle America and uncovers the story of the runaway slaves who were their ancestors. Toloki, the professional mourner, has come to live in America. Lured to Athens, Ohio, by an academic at the local university, Toloki makes friends... more...

  • Delete This at Your Perilby Bob Servant; Neil Forsyth

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 4.99

    This is an hilarious collection of email exchanges starring the anti-hero of spam, Bob Servant, now republished with previously unreleased material. Spam is the plague of the electronic age, comprising 90% of all emails sent and conning over 0150m a year from British victims. Into this wave of corruption steps the brave figure of Bob Servant - a former... more...

  • The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945by Gareth Cornwell; Dirk Klopper; Craig Mackenzie

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 84.99

    From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid. Because apartheid intruded on every aspect of private and public life, South African literature was preoccupied with the politics of race and... more...

  • The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945by Simon Gikandi; Evan Mwangi

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 84.99

    The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945 challenges the conventional belief that the English-language literary traditions of East Africa are restricted to the former British colonies of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. Instead, these traditions stretch far into such neighboring countries as Somalia and Ethiopia. Simon Gikandi... more...

  • When We Danceby Melanie Verwoerd; Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    Liberties Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    Melanie Verwoerd is one of the most fascinating public figures in Ireland. Ever since Nelson Mandela encouraged her to use her voice to bring about change, she has done precisely that, becoming one of the few white members of the ANC and one of the youngest MPs in the new South African parliament. In When We Dance, Melanie writes of her upbringing... more...

  • Chinua Achebeby David Carroll

    Palgrave Macmillan 1990; US$ 176.00

    This is a revised edition of Chinua Achebe (1980), a critical study of the most widely known African writer, which now incorporates a discussion of his most recent work, including his major new novel, Anthills of the Savannah. The study examines the context in which he writes - that complex intermingling of his own Igbo society and European colonialism... more...

  • South Africa and the Dream of Love to Comeby Brenna M. Munro

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 75.00

    After apartheid, South Africa established a celebrated new political order that imagined the postcolonial nation as belonging equally to the descendents of indigenous people, colonizing settlers, transported slaves, indentured laborers, and immigrants. Its constitution, adopted in 1996, was the first in the world to include gays and lesbians as full... more...