ISBN.nu logo
isbn.nu
search for books and compare prices
Search >
african literature matches 152 work(s)
at beginning | displaying 1 to 25 | next 25 >
Jump to start at |
show results in order: alphabetically | oldest to newest | newest to oldest
Cover for 9780313290565 Cover for 9781847010810 Cover for 9780739170410 Cover for 9780813347875 Cover for 9781137262950 Cover for 9780230367425 Cover for 9781847010568 Cover for 9780739168752 Cover for 9781555976248 Cover for 9780719064937 Cover for 9780719064944 Cover for 9780739145067 Cover for 9781847015112 Cover for 9781935554646 Cover for 9781555975913 Cover for 9780521126250 Cover for 9780143114734 Cover for 9781566568036 Cover for 9781558615885 Cover for 9781558615892 Cover for 9780739116494
1
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Hardcover:

9781138799363 | Routledge, May 7, 2014, cover price $95.00

Paperback:

9780415006606 | Routledge Kegan & Paul, January 1, 1990, cover price $12.50

3
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)
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Hardcover:

9780313290565 | Greenwood Pub Group, July 30, 1998, cover price $138.95 | About this edition: Postcolonial African writers have made an enormous contribution to world literature.

Paperback:

9781138012134 | Routledge, March 19, 2014, cover price $48.95 | About this edition: This reference book surveys the richness of postcolonial African literature.

4
cover image for 9781847010810
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)
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Paperback:

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.

5
cover image for 9780739170410
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
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Hardcover:

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.

6
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Paperback:

9781847010841, titled "In the Name of the Mother: Reflections on Writers & Empire" | James Currey Ltd, September 19, 2013, cover price $24.95

7
cover image for 9780813347875
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)
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Paperback:

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.

8
cover image for 9781137262950
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
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Hardcover:

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.

9
cover image for 9780230367425
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
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Hardcover:

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?

10
cover image for 9781847010568
Product Description: This special issue of African Literature Today is devoted to some of the pioneer voices of African fiction in the twentieth century: Bessie Head, Cyprian Ekwensi, Dennis Brutus, Ezekiel Mphahlele, Flora Nwapa, Ousmane Sembène and Zulu Sofola...read more
By Ernest N. Emenyonu (editor) and Chimalum Nwankwo (editor)
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Paperback:

9781847010568 | 1 edition (James Currey Ltd, November 15, 2012), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: This special issue of African Literature Today is devoted to some of the pioneer voices of African fiction in the twentieth century: Bessie Head, Cyprian Ekwensi, Dennis Brutus, Ezekiel Mphahlele, Flora Nwapa, Ousmane Sembène and Zulu Sofola.

11
cover image for 9780739168752
Product Description: Cave Culture in Maghrebi Literature: Imagining Self and Nation discusses key postcolonial Francophone North African texts, centering on folktales, war, Berber traditions, femininity, sexuality, the Algerian War of Independence (1954–1962), and the Algerian Civil War (1992–1999)...read more
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Hardcover:

9780739168752 | 1 edition (Lexington Books, September 27, 2012), cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Cave Culture in Maghrebi Literature: Imagining Self and Nation discusses key postcolonial Francophone North African texts, centering on folktales, war, Berber traditions, femininity, sexuality, the Algerian War of Independence (1954–1962), and the Algerian Civil War (1992–1999).

12
cover image for 9781555976248
Product Description: “A Kenyan Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man . . . suffused by a love affair with language.”—Publishers Weekly, Top Ten Books of 2011In this vivid and compelling memoir, Binyavanga Wainaina tumbles through his middle-class Kenyan childhood out of kilter with the world around him...read more
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Paperback:

9781555976248 | Graywolf Pr, September 4, 2012, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: “A Kenyan Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man .

13
cover image for 9780719064944
Product Description: "A people who do not preserve their memory are a people who have forfeited their history." So argues Wole Soyinka, in his book The Burden of Memory, the Muse of Forgiveness, and this provides the overarching thematic concept for African pasts as a whole...read more
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Hardcover:

9780719064937 | Manchester Univ Pr, August 21, 2007, cover price $84.00 | About this edition: African Pasts examines African literatures in English since the end of colonialism, investigating how they represent African history through the twin matrices of memory and trauma.

Paperback:

9780719064944 | Reprint edition (Manchester Univ Pr, August 15, 2012), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: "A people who do not preserve their memory are a people who have forfeited their history.

14
cover image for 9780739145067
Product Description: The postcolonial African culture, as it is discoursed in the academia, is largely influenced by Africa’s response to colonialism. To the degree that it is a response, it is to considerably reactive, and lacks forceful moral incentives for social critical consciousness and nation-building...read more
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Hardcover:

9780739145067 | Lexington Books, November 17, 2011, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: The postcolonial African culture, as it is discoursed in the academia, is largely influenced by Africa’s response to colonialism.

15
cover image for 9781847015112
Product Description: Focuses on theoretical and pedagogical approaches to the teaching of African Literature on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. The publication of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart in 1958 drew universal attention not only to contemporary African creative imagination, but also established the art of the modern African novel...read more
By Ernest N. Emenyonu (editor)
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Paperback:

9781847015112 | 1 edition (James Currey Ltd, November 20, 2011), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Focuses on theoretical and pedagogical approaches to the teaching of African Literature on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond.

16
cover image for 9781935554646
Product Description: A cop from Wisconsin pursues a killer through the terrifying slums of Nairobi and the memories of genocide IN MADISON, WISCONSIN, it’s a big deal when African peace activist Joshua Hakizimana—who saved hundreds of people from the Rwandan genocide—accepts a position at the university to teach about “genocide and testimony...read more
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Paperback:

9781935554646 | Melville Pub House, September 13, 2011, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A cop from Wisconsin pursues a killer through the terrifying slums of Nairobi and the memories of genocide IN MADISON, WISCONSIN, it’s a big deal when African peace activist Joshua Hakizimana—who saved hundreds of people from the Rwandan genocide—accepts a position at the university to teach about “genocide and testimony.

17
cover image for 9781555975913
Product Description: *A New York Times Notable Book**A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice**A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year*Binyavanga Wainaina tumbled through his middle-class Kenyan childhood out of kilter with the world around him...read more
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Hardcover:

9781555975913 | Graywolf Pr, July 19, 2011, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: *A New York Times Notable Book**A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice**A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year*Binyavanga Wainaina tumbled through his middle-class Kenyan childhood out of kilter with the world around him.

18
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Hardcover:

9780230108875 | 1 edition (Palgrave Macmillan, December 15, 2010), cover price $105.00

19
cover image for 9780521126250
Product Description: Although African literatures in English and French are widely known outside Africa, those in the African languages themselves have not received comparable attention. In this book a number have been selected for survey by fourteen specialist writers, providing the reader with an introduction to this very wide field and a body of reference material which includes extensive bibliographies and biographical information on African authors...read more
By W. Tyloch (editor)
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Paperback:

9780521126250 | Reissue edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, January 14, 2010), cover price $71.00 | About this edition: Although African literatures in English and French are widely known outside Africa, those in the African languages themselves have not received comparable attention.

20
cover image for 9780143114734
Product Description: A one-of-a-kind collection showcasing the energy of new African literatureComing at a time when Africa and African writers are in the midst of a remarkable renaissance, Gods and Soldiers captures the vitality and urgency of African writing today...read more
By Rob Spillman (editor)
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Paperback:

9780143114734 | Penguin USA, April 28, 2009, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: A one-of-a-kind collection showcasing the energy of new African literatureComing at a time when Africa and African writers are in the midst of a remarkable renaissance, Gods and Soldiers captures the vitality and urgency of African writing today.

21
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Hardcover:

9780230615373 | Palgrave Macmillan, April 15, 2009, cover price $100.00

22
cover image for 9781566568036
Product Description: Winner of the 2009 NOMA Award for Publishing in Africa From Zamfara up north to the Niger delta down south, with a finale in Lagos, this collection of stories and a novella respond to and amplify the newspaper headlines in a range of Nigerian voices...read more
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Paperback:

9781566568036, titled "News from Home: Stories" | 1 edition (Interlink Pub Group Inc, April 1, 2010), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Winner of the 2009 NOMA Award for Publishing in Africa From Zamfara up north to the Niger delta down south, with a finale in Lagos, this collection of stories and a novella respond to and amplify the newspaper headlines in a range of Nigerian voices.

23
cover image for 9781558615885
Product Description: Praise for the previous volumes:"Invaluable. . . . The editors . . . [have] recover[ed] the lost voices of African women and, as a consequence, have restored their rich cultural and historical legacies."-Library Journal, starred review"Essential...read more
By Amira Nowaira (editor)
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Hardcover:

9781558615885 | Feminist Pr, February 21, 2009, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Praise for the previous volumes:"Invaluable.

Paperback:

9781558615892 | Feminist Pr, February 21, 2009, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Praise for the previous volumes:“Invaluable.

24
Product Description: As with African Literature: An Anthology edited by Olaniyan and Quayson, the concern here is largely with the modern and postcolonial, and in that context, it is the case that African literature has assimilated western criticism and theory - whether Leavisian, New Critical, poststructuralist, feminist, deconstructive, psychoanalytic, post-colonial, postmodern - in forms unique to its own provenance and cultural history...read more
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Hardcover:

9781405111980 | Blackwell Pub, June 30, 2014, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: As with African Literature: An Anthology edited by Olaniyan and Quayson, the concern here is largely with the modern and postcolonial, and in that context, it is the case that African literature has assimilated western criticism and theory - whether Leavisian, New Critical, poststructuralist, feminist, deconstructive, psychoanalytic, post-colonial, postmodern - in forms unique to its own provenance and cultural history.

25
cover image for 9780739116494
Product Description: This book analyzes how Francophone narratives written from the 1950s to the 1990s explore the struggle to craft decolonized forms of Islamic identity within sub-Saharan and North African societies. Considering major narratives by Camara Laye, Cheikh Hamidou Kane, Mariama Bâ, Assia Djebar, Rachid Boudjedra, Yambo Ouologuem, and Amadou Kourouma, Donald Wehrs highlights not only the writers' often sharply divergent attitudes toward Islam and varying assessments of possible relations between Islamic selfhood neither uncritical of Western modernity nor unreflectively hostile toward it...read more
Edition summary (click for prices and details):

Hardcover:

9780739116494 | 1 edition (Lexington Books, May 15, 2008), cover price $95.00 | About this edition: This book analyzes how Francophone narratives written from the 1950s to the 1990s explore the struggle to craft decolonized forms of Islamic identity within sub-Saharan and North African societies.

at beginning | displaying 1 to 25 | next 25 >