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This volume, first published in 1980, provides an overview of the way myth and history have influenced both the literature of Africa and individual writers. Isidore Okpewho, Solomon O. Iyasere and Mazisi Kunene contribute here on myth, oral tradition and African cosmological systems. Armah's vision of history is examined both in the way that it appears in his novels and in comparison with Ouologuem and Soyinka; also examined are Elechi Amadi's view of the gods, Achebe's use of myth in Arrow of God and the inward journey of Tutuola's Palm-Wine Drinkard. There are views across the Atlantic of the way the Middle Passage resonates in the work of Edouard Glissant and in the work of a number of writers from West Africa.
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9780841905771 | Africana Pub, July 1, 1980, cover price $39.50 | About this edition: This volume, first published in 1980, provides an overview of the way myth and history have influenced both the literature of Africa and individual writers.

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9781847011220, titled "Myth & History" | James Currey Ltd, May 21, 2015, cover price $34.95
9780841906525 | Holmes & Meier Pub, June 1, 1980, cover price $19.50

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9781847011237 | James Currey Ltd, May 21, 2015, cover price $34.95

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Product Description: This volume, first published in 1984, studies the attraction of Africa for non-African writers and the widespread and differing outside influences on African writers. This relationship raises complex problems such as which language to write in, and the representation or misrepresentation of the continent...read more
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9780852555149 | James Currey Ltd, May 21, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: This volume, first published in 1984, studies the attraction of Africa for non-African writers and the widespread and differing outside influences on African writers.

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9780852555064 | James Currey Ltd, May 21, 2015, cover price $34.95

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Product Description: This volume, first published in 1978, looks at the fascinating literary links of the African diaspora in Harlem, Cuba and Haiti. Eldred Jones outlines in his Editorial the impact of the pride in connections with an African past as "one of the great transformations of modern times"...read more
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9780852555095 | James Currey Ltd, May 21, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: This volume, first published in 1978, looks at the fascinating literary links of the African diaspora in Harlem, Cuba and Haiti.

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9780841901681 | Holmes & Meier Pub, June 1, 1975, cover price $19.50

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9781847011206 | James Currey Ltd, May 21, 2015, cover price $34.95

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Product Description: With a focus on the connected spiritual legacy of the black Atlantic, Literary Expressions of African Spirituality leads the way to more comprehensive trans geographical studies of African spirituality in black art. With essays focusing on African spirituality in creative works by several trans-Atlantic black authors across varying locations in the Ameri-Atlantic diaspora, this collection reveals and examines their shared spiritual cosmology...read more
By Beauty Bragg (contributor), Mario Chandler (contributor), James Manigault-bryant (contributor), Carol P. Marsh-Lockett (editor) and Elizabeth J. West (editor)
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9781498515498 | Lexington Books, March 15, 2015, cover price $39.99 | also contains Literary Expressions of African Spirituality, Literary Expressions of African Spirituality | About this edition: With a focus on the connected spiritual legacy of the black Atlantic, Literary Expressions of African Spirituality leads the way to more comprehensive trans geographical studies of African spirituality in black art.

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Product Description: With a focus on the connected spiritual legacy of the black Atlantic, Literary Expressions of African Spirituality leads the way to more comprehensive trans geographical studies of African spirituality in black art. With essays focusing on African spirituality in creative works by several trans-Atlantic black authors across varying locations in the Ameri-Atlantic diaspora, this collection reveals and examines their shared spiritual cosmology...read more
By Mario Chandler (contributor), Carol P. Marsh-Lockett (editor) and Elizabeth J. West (editor)
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9781498515498 | Lexington Books, March 15, 2015, cover price $39.99 | also contains Literary Expressions of African Spirituality, Literary Expressions of African Spirituality | About this edition: With a focus on the connected spiritual legacy of the black Atlantic, Literary Expressions of African Spirituality leads the way to more comprehensive trans geographical studies of African spirituality in black art.

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Product Description: With a focus on the connected spiritual legacy of the black Atlantic, Literary Expressions of African Spirituality leads the way to more comprehensive trans geographical studies of African spirituality in black art. With essays focusing on African spirituality in creative works by several trans-Atlantic black authors across varying locations in the Ameri-Atlantic diaspora, this collection reveals and examines their shared spiritual cosmology...read more
By Mario Chandler (contributor), James Manigault-bryant (contributor), Carol P. Marsh-Lockett (editor) and Elizabeth J. West (editor)
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9780739181423 | Lexington Books, April 11, 2013, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: With a focus on the connected spiritual legacy of the black Atlantic, Literary Expressions of African Spirituality leads the way to more comprehensive trans geographical studies of African spirituality in black art.

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9781498515498 | Lexington Books, March 15, 2015, cover price $39.99 | also contains Literary Expressions of African Spirituality, Literary Expressions of African Spirituality | About this edition: With a focus on the connected spiritual legacy of the black Atlantic, Literary Expressions of African Spirituality leads the way to more comprehensive trans geographical studies of African spirituality in black art.

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Product Description: Imagine Africa and its theme of "Revolution" is introduced by Georges Lory who opens the collection with his essay, "Poets to your quills, Africa is taking off". Through a collage of poems, essays, fiction, and visual art, Imagine Africa gives us a glimpse of a kaleidoscopic contemporary Africa...read more
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9780914671183 | Archipelago Books, March 3, 2015, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Imagine Africa and its theme of "Revolution" is introduced by Georges Lory who opens the collection with his essay, "Poets to your quills, Africa is taking off".

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Product Description: International in her appeal, Nadine Gordimer is an original and accomplished novelist whose works have found literary and popular recognition. In this critical study, first published in 1988 and the first by a woman, Judie Newman discusses all Gordimer’s novels, including A Sport of Nature...read more
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9781138799363 | Routledge, May 7, 2014, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: International in her appeal, Nadine Gordimer is an original and accomplished novelist whose works have found literary and popular recognition.

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9781138799370 | Routledge, January 7, 2015, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: International in her appeal, Nadine Gordimer is an original and accomplished novelist whose works have found literary and popular recognition.
9780415006606 | Routledge Kegan & Paul, January 1, 1990, cover price $12.50 | About this edition: This book should be of interest to primarily students, and anyone inte rested in contemporary fiction.

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9780739192726 | Lexington Books, November 24, 2014, cover price $85.00

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Product Description: Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most influential first generation of writers and filmmakers, Ousmane Sembene's creative works of fiction as well as his films have been the subject of a considerable number of scholarly articles. The schemas of reading applied to Sembene's oeuvre (novels, short stories and films) have, in the main, focused either on his militant posture against colonialism, his disenchantment with African leadership, or his infatuation with documenting the past in an attempt to present a balanced and nuanced view of African history...read more
By Amadou T. Fofana (editor) and Lifongo Vetinde (editor)
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9780739192542 | Lexington Books, November 12, 2014, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most influential first generation of writers and filmmakers, Ousmane Sembene's creative works of fiction as well as his films have been the subject of a considerable number of scholarly articles.

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9780739185926 | Lexington Books, November 12, 2014, cover price $85.00

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9780739171646 | Lexington Books, October 24, 2014, cover price $75.00

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Product Description: This interdisciplinary collection of essays unites researchers from many divergent fields in a common effort to explore the complexity, diversity, and paradoxes of French Harki literature. Given the growing body of literature written by, for, and about the Harkis, this project begins to fill a significant research gap...read more
By Keith Moser (editor)
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9780739190098 | Lexington Books, September 24, 2014, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: This interdisciplinary collection of essays unites researchers from many divergent fields in a common effort to explore the complexity, diversity, and paradoxes of French Harki literature.

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Product Description: This collection of essays analyzes the work of 29 authors and illustrators. South African children's and youth literature has a long history. The country is the most prolific publisher of children's books on the continent, producing perhaps the highest quality literature in Africa...read more
By Jay Heale (editor), Anne Hill (editor), Barbara A. Lehman (editor), Thomas Van Der Walt (editor) and Magdel Vorster (editor)
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9780786475513 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, September 24, 2014, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: This collection of essays analyzes the work of 29 authors and illustrators.

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Product Description: High Culture is the symbolic culture inherited from classical literature that is transmitted to French children by the “Schools of the Republic” in the form of citations and clichés that represent a conventional cultural capital...read more
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9780739181669 | Lexington Books, May 29, 2014, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: High Culture is the symbolic culture inherited from classical literature that is transmitted to French children by the “Schools of the Republic” in the form of citations and clichés that represent a conventional cultural capital.

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Product Description: This reference book surveys the richness of postcolonial African literature. The volume begins with an introductory essay on postcolonial criticism and African writing, then presents alphabetically arranged profiles of some 60 writers, including Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Tahbar Ben Jelloun, among others...read more
By Siga Fatima Jagne (editor) and Pushpa Naidu Parekh (editor)
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9780313290565 | Greenwood Pub Group, July 30, 1998, cover price $153.00 | About this edition: Postcolonial African writers have made an enormous contribution to world literature.

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9781138012134 | Routledge, March 19, 2014, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: This reference book surveys the richness of postcolonial African literature.

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Product Description: African writers have, much more than the critics, recognized the beauty and potency of the short story. Always the least studied in African literature classrooms and the most critically overlooked genre in African literature today, the African short story is now given the attention it deserves...read more
By Ernest N. Emenyonu (editor)
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9781847010810 | James Currey Ltd, November 21, 2013, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: African writers have, much more than the critics, recognized the beauty and potency of the short story.

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Product Description: African Pasts, Presents, and Futures: Generational Shifts in African Women's Literature, Film, and Internet Discourse, by Touria Khannous, provides a history of African women’s cultural production, as well as an alternative approach to the arguments that have traditionally dominated post-colonial studies in general, and African and gender studies in particular...read more
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9780739170410 | Lexington Books, October 17, 2013, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: African Pasts, Presents, and Futures: Generational Shifts in African Women's Literature, Film, and Internet Discourse, by Touria Khannous, provides a history of African women’s cultural production, as well as an alternative approach to the arguments that have traditionally dominated post-colonial studies in general, and African and gender studies in particular.

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Product Description: Renowned worldwide, as novelist and dramatist, Ngugi wa Thiongo's contributions to the body of critical writing on African literature, politics and society have been highly significant. His best known critical work is Decolonising the Mind, which since publication in 1986 has profoundly influenced other writers, critics, scholars and students...read more
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9781847010841, titled "In the Name of the Mother: Reflections on Writers & Empire" | James Currey Ltd, September 19, 2013, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Renowned worldwide, as novelist and dramatist, Ngugi wa Thiongo's contributions to the body of critical writing on African literature, politics and society have been highly significant.

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Product Description: Global historical events are too often recounted exclusively through European and American voices. African Voices of the Global Past explores six major historical developments of global significance—the Atlantic slave trade, industrialization, colonialism, the World Wars, decolonization, and the development of modern feminism—from an African perspective...read more
By Trevor R. Getz (editor)
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9780813347875 | Westview Pr, August 27, 2013, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Global historical events are too often recounted exclusively through European and American voices.

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Product Description: Reading Migration and Culture locates itself within the recent preoccupation in literary studies with modernity, migration and diaspora, and the theories that are deployed in trying to account for them. Its central argument is that 'global' readings of migration in relation to a general 'postcolonial condition' elides local referents of history, social life and geography...read more
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9781137262950 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 15, 2012, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Reading Migration and Culture locates itself within the recent preoccupation in literary studies with modernity, migration and diaspora, and the theories that are deployed in trying to account for them.

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Product Description: Why do African writers choose to describe pain in their novels, memoirs and travelogues? What purpose could such descriptions serve? And do they fall into the danger of simply re-confirming negative stereotypes about Africa as an inevitably pained continent? Perceiving Pain in African Literature argues that the literary text has a particular role to play in contesting and re-working the personal, social and political meanings of pain...read more
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9780230367425 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 7, 2012, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Why do African writers choose to describe pain in their novels, memoirs and travelogues?

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