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  • Reading Postcolonial Theoryby Bibhash Choudhury

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is an essential introduction to significant texts in postcolonial theory. It looks at seminal works in the ‘moments of their making’ and delineates the different threads that bind postcolonial studies. Each chapter presents a comprehensive discussion of a major text and contextualises it in the wake of contemporary themes and debates. The... more...

  • Nadine Gordimer's Burger's Daughterby Judie Newman

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 57.99

    South African writer Nadine Gordimer won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991. Her seventh novel, Burger's Daughter , focuses upon the daughter of a white, communist Afrikaner hero. Based partly on fact, successively banned and unbanned by the South African authorities, the novel has also become something of a test case for feminist critics of Gordimer's... more...

  • Abdilatif Abdalla: Poet in Politicsby Marie Beck; Kai Kresse

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2016; US$ 20.00

    Abdilatif Abdalla: Poet in Politics �celebrates the work of Abdilatif Abdalla, one of Kenya�s most well-known poets and a committed political activist. It includes commentary essays on aspects of Abdilatif Abdalla�s work and life, through inter-weaving perspectives on poetry and politics, language and history; with contributions by East African writers... more...

  • Publishing Africa in Frenchby Ruth Bush

    Liverpool University Press 2016; US$ 139.99

    An exploration of African literary production in France and its socio-economic implications. more...

  • Black Literature and Literary Theoryby Henry Louis Jr Gates

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    The imaginative literature of African and Afro-American authors writing in Western languages has long been seen as standing outside the Western literary canon. In fact, however, black literature not only has a complex formal relation to that canon, but tends to revise and reflect Western rhetorical strategies even more than it echoes black vernacular... more...

  • Structural Models and African Poeticsby Sunday O. Anozie

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    In this pioneering work, first published in 1981, Sunday O. Anozie examines the relevance of structuralism and semiology to literary criticism in general and to African poetics in particular. Behind the growing body of African literature lies an immense reservoir of oral tradition for which the proper tools of analysis and interpretation have yet... more...

  • Art and Political Thought in Bole Butakeby Emmanuel Ngwang; Kenneth Usongo

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 71.00

    Art and Political Thought in Bole Butake interrogates Butake’s major plays through a pluralist critical approach in terms of their political underpinnings and cultural significance. This book places his drama within the socio-political matrix of Cameroon and demonstrates the topicality of the issues of governance, marginalization, and corruption... more...

  • Art and Ritual in the Black Diasporaby Paul Griffith

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 85.00

    This book examines residual oral conventions that shape the black diaspora imaginary in the Caribbean and the United States. Through a hermeneutical focus, Griffith provides fresh understandings of the Atlantic as a frame for a philosophical and cultural counterdiscourse in postcolonial communities. more...

  • Lady Anneby Antjie Krog

    Bucknell University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    This is the first English translation of an award winning book published in Afrikaans in 1989. It engages critically and creatively with a key moment of colonial history—the time Lady Anne Barnard spent at the Cape of Good Hope, from 1797 to 1802. Antjie Krog powerfully brings together the historical and the poetic in a turbulent South Africa. more...

  • A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichieby Ernest N. Emenyonu

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 80.00

    A critical examination of the engaging voice and multiple stories of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on war, feminism, art, ideology, hair, complex human identities and the challenges of multicultural existence. more...