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  • Ethiopian literature (in amharic)by G.A. Balashova

    MeaBooks Inc 2016; US$ 28.00

    The Reader includes sample works of modern writers starting with the first story by Afewerk Ghebre Jesus written in 1908 up to the writings of the early 2000s, which continue Amharic literature in various genres. The Chrestomathy is supplemented with linguistic and cultural comments of lexical, grammatical and ethno-cultural nature. Short biographies... more...

  • The Algerian New Novelby Valérie K. Orlando

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 75.00

    Disputing the claim that Algerian writing during the struggle against French colonial rule dealt almost exclusively with revolutionary themes, The Algerian New Novel shows how Algerian authors writing in French actively contributed to the experimental forms of the period, expressing a new age literarily as well as politically and culturally.... more...

  • Autobiography and Independenceby Debra Kelly

    Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 73.99

    This book offers an in-depth study of the autobiographical writings of four twentieth-century writers from North Africa, Assia Djebar, Mouloud Feraoun, Abdelkébir Khatibi and Albert Memmi, as they explore issues of language, identity and the individual's relationship to history. The book places these writers in a clearly defined theoretical context,... more...

  • Food and Foodways in African Narrativesby Jonathan Bishop Highfield

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Food is a defining feature in every culture. Despite its very basic purpose of sustaining life, it directly impacts the community, culture and heritage in every region around the globe in countless seen and unseen ways, including the literature and narratives of each region. Across the African continent, food and foodways, which refer to the ways... more...

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

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 85.50

    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...

  • Chinua Achebe and the Politics of Narrationby Thomas Jay Lynn

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.29

    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...

  • Zoë Wicomb & the Translocalby Kai Easton; Derek Attridge

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This is the first book on the fiction of Zoë Wicomb, a writer long at the forefront of the South African canon and whose international stature was firmly secured with the award of an inaugural Windham Campbell prize at Yale in 2013. It brings together interdisciplinary essays from the UK, USA, South Africa, and Australia, demonstrating Wicomb’s importance... more...

  • Chinua Achebeby Jago Morrison

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 110.00

    A major new study of Africa's most important writer, offering a comprehensive reassessment of Achebe's work as a novelist, broadcaster and political thinker more...

  • Jean Rhysby Elaine Savory

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 35.00

    A critical reading of Rhys's entire oeuvre, including the stories and autobiography, informed by Rhys's own manuscripts and first published in 1999. more...

  • Land and Nationalism in Fictions from Southern Africaby James Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 48.95

    In this volume, Graham investigates the relation between land and nationalism in South African and Zimbabwean fiction from the 1960s to the present. This comparative study, the first of its kind, discusses a wide range of writing against a backdrop of regional decolonization, including novels by the prize-winning authors J.M Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer,... more...