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African

  • 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...

  • Corruption In Africaby Iyorwuese Hagher

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 45.99

    This book is a collection of fifteen plays that capture the very essence of politics in Africa: the corruption, the schemes, intrigue and injustices. Hagher is a trenchant warrior against injustice and toxic leadership who coats the bitter pills of his satiric barbs in irresistible humor. more...

  • J. M. Coetzee and the Ethics of Narrative Transgressionby Alexandra Effe

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.56

    This book is about the metanarrative and metafictional elements of J. M. Coetzee’s novels. It draws together authorship, readership, ethics, and formal analysis into one overarching argument about how narratives work the boundary between art and life. On the basis of Coetzee’s writing, it reconsiders the concept of metalepsis, challenges common understandings... more...

  • Chinua Achebe and the Politics of Narrationby Thomas Jay Lynn

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.56

    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...

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

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 96.67

    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...

  • Literature and Culture in Global Africaby Tanure Ojaide

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Engaging and interrogating the idea of a ‘Global Africa’, this book examines how African literary and cultural productions have changed over the years due to the social and political influences brought about by increased globalisation. Tanure Ojaide takes a variety of European theoretical concepts and applies these to African literature, oral traditions,... more...

  • Scoring Raceby Pim Higginson

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    Explores in depth how Francophone African authors and filmmakers have negotiated the French construction of jazz as the medium of an exoticized and radical alterity. more...

  • The Power of Laughter and Satire in Early Modern Britainby Mark Knights; Adam Morton

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 99.00

    Leading scholars show how laughter and satire in early modern Britain functioned in a variety of contexts both to affirm communal boundaries and to undermine them. more...

  • Scoring Raceby Pim Higginson

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 53.99

    Pim Higginson draws on race theory, aesthetics, cultural studies, musicology, and postcolonial studies to examine the convergence of aesthetics and race in Western thought and to explore its impact onFrancophone African literature. France's "tumulte noir," the jazz craze between the two world wars, consolidated an aesthetic model present in Western... more...

  • Theory of African Literatureby Chidi Amuta; Biodun Jeyifo

    Zed Books 2017; US$ 24.95

    A classic work that overturns conventional assessments of African literature, offering a unique contribution to literary criticism. more...