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  • South African Literature after the Truth Commissionby S. Graham

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2009; US$ 90.27

    This book studies a broad and ambitious selection of contemporary South African literature, fiction, drama, poetry, and memoir to make sense of the ways in which these works 'remap' the intersections of memory, space/place, and the body, as they explore the legacy of apartheid. more...

  • The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literatureby John Stephens

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 225.00

    Demonstrating the aesthetic, cultural, political and intellectual diversity of children’s literature across the globe, The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literature is the first volume of its kind to focus on the undervisited regions of the world. With particular focus on Asia, Africa and Latin America, the collection raises awareness... more...

  • Le Choix de l'Oriby Louis Camara

    Amalion 2016; US$ 9.99

    “Without a doubt, Louis Camara possesses this sense of the tale as well as the genius of narration. His magical pen draws from the ages and the deepest Yoruba thought the sons of gods, curious about humanity, playing out for us the game of individual destiny, unveiling for us its mysterious fabric woven from alternating strands of freedom and compulsion....And... more...

  • The Peacekeeper's Wifeby Kevin Eze

    Amalion 2016; US$ 9.99

    The Peacekeeper’s Wife explores lives torn by war, both far and near, strange and foreign, yet deep in the lives left behind. When Issa was sent as one of the several thousands to the peacekeeping mission in the Congo, Malika, his newly wedded wife, watched and waited in helpless horror, entangled in someone else’s war. As Issa guarded the UN... more...

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

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    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...

  • 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...

  • Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistanceby Tejumola Olaniyan

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 50.00

    This original work redefines and broadens our understanding of the drama of the English-speaking African diaspora. Looking closely at the work of Amiri Baraka, Nobel prize-winners Wole Soyinka and Derek Walcott, and Ntozake Shange, the author contends that the refashioning of the collective cultural self in black drama originates from the complex intersection... more...

  • Derek Walcottby Edward Baugh

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 46.00

    A comprehensive overview and critical analysis of the Nobel Laureate's fifty-year career. more...

  • Voices From an Empireby Russell G. Hamilton

    University of Minnesota Press 1975; US$ 75.00

    The literature of the various regions of Lusophone Africa has received relatively little critical attention compared with that which has been focused on the work of writers in the English- and French- speaking countries of Africa. With the profound change more...

  • Akhenatenby Naguib Mahfouz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and author of the Cairo Trilogy, comes Akhenaten , a fascinating work of fiction about the most infamous pharaoh of ancient Egypt. In this beguiling  novel, originally published in Arabic in 1985, Mahfouz tells with extraordinary insight the story of the "heretic pharaoh," or "sun king,"--the first... more...