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By Wale Adebanwi (editor)
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9781138940574 | Routledge, November 2, 2015, cover price $160.00

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Previous studies of African poetry have tended to concentrate either on its political content or on its relationship to various European schools. This book examines West African poetry in English and French against the background of oral poetry in the vernacular. Do the roots of such poetry lie in Africa or in Europe? In committing their work to writing, do poets lose more than they gain? Can the immediacy of oral performance ever be recovered? Robert Fraser's account of two centuries of West African verse examines its subjugation to a succession of international styles: from the heroic couplet to the austerity of experimental Modernism. Successive chapters take us through the Négritude movement and the emergence of anglophone free verse in the 1950s to the rediscovery in recent years of the neglected springs of orality, which is the subject of the concluding chapter.
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9780521309936, titled "West African Poetry: A Critical History" | Cambridge Univ Pr, October 1, 1986, cover price $75.00 | also contains West African Poetry: A Critical History | About this edition: Previous studies of African poetry have tended to concentrate either on its political content or on its relationship to various European schools.

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9780992948085 | Scb Distributors, October 1, 2015, cover price $19.95

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Product Description: Creating Postcolonial Literature, in paperback for the first time, examines the publishing of African literature in the postcolonial period. Its focus is the largely forgotten Three Crowns series by Oxford University Press (1962-1976), which was the vehicle for the publication of Wole Soyinka and Athol Fugard, along with many other major African writers, including Lewis Nkosi, John Pepper Clark, Obi Egbuna, Oswald Mtshali, Joe de Graft and Leopold Sédar Senghor...read more
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9780230369368 | Palgrave Macmillan, April 26, 2013, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Creating Postcolonial Literature examines the publishing of African literature in the postcolonial period.

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9781137546180 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 1, 2015, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: Creating Postcolonial Literature, in paperback for the first time, examines the publishing of African literature in the postcolonial period.

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Product Description: The Narrative Mediterranean: Beyond France and the Maghreb examines literary texts by writers from the Maghreb and positions them in direct relation to increasingly querulous debates on the shifting identity of the modern Mediterranean...read more
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9780739168219 | Lexington Books, November 29, 2013, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: The Narrative Mediterranean: Beyond France and the Maghreb examines literary texts by writers from the Maghreb and positions them in direct relation to increasingly querulous debates on the shifting identity of the modern Mediterranean.

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9781498521253 | Lexington Books, August 25, 2015, cover price $39.99 | About this edition: The Narrative Mediterranean: Beyond France and the Maghreb examines literary texts by writers from the Maghreb and positions them in direct relation to increasingly querulous debates on the shifting identity of the modern Mediterranean.

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Product Description: "What do you know about the Water Snake?" -- When this question was presented to a group of South Africa's Upington women, it triggered a set of lyrical short stories in an attempt to capture the myth of the Water Snake. The women's responses to the question formed the basis for Water Stories, published with a set of original drawings by regional artist Betta Steyn...read more
By Mary Lange (editor)
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9781868887873 | Bilingual edition (Intl Specialized Book Services, May 31, 2015), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: "What do you know about the Water Snake?

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Product Description: 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 onmyth, oral tradition and African cosmological systems...read more
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9780841905771 | Africana Pub, July 1, 1980, cover price $39.50

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

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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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Product Description: The intention of the African Literature Today series (ALT) was, and still is, to encourage African writing in any language, whether of fiction, poetry or plays, and also to encourage its criticism. The critic's role, according to Eldred Durosimi Jones in his 1968 Introduction to ALT 1, is to make the work accessible to a wider readership and to help establish literary standards for African literature: "The more permissive the publisher's policy is, the more necessary becomes the function of the critic...read more
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9780852555064 | James Currey Ltd, May 21, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The intention of the African Literature Today series (ALT) was, and still is, to encourage African writing in any language, whether of fiction, poetry or plays, and also to encourage its criticism.

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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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Product Description: In his Editorial to African Literature Today 12, first published in 1982, Eldred Jones laments the death of Camara Laye and gives tribute to him as one of the pioneers of African literature. The volume celebrates new writers whose works ""have not received much critical attention either because they are relatively new, or because not being what might be described as mainstream they may unintentionally, perhaps, have been damned with faint praise or neglect...read more
By Eldred Durosimi Jones (editor) and Eustace Palmer (editor)
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9781847011237 | James Currey Ltd, May 21, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: In his Editorial to African Literature Today 12, first published in 1982, Eldred Jones laments the death of Camara Laye and gives tribute to him as one of the pioneers of African literature.

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Product Description: First published in 1975, this volume of the series continues in more depth the debate on the role of critics and the purpose of criticism. As Eldred Jones reminds the reader in his Editorial: ""African Literature Today has always aimed to be a forum for discussion ...read more
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9780841901681 | Holmes & Meier Pub, June 1, 1975, cover price $19.50

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9781847011206 | Reissue edition (James Currey Ltd, May 21, 2015), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: First published in 1975, this volume of the series continues in more depth the debate on the role of critics and the purpose of criticism.

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Product Description: In African studies, the "Echeruoan ideal" is understood as an intervention or intellectual engagement characterized by a broadness of vision as well as a depth of analysis. The essays gathered in this volume celebrate that ideal and honor Echeruo's contribution to the African intellectual tradition...read more
By Obiwu (editor)
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9780815633877 | Syracuse Univ Pr, May 15, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: In African studies, the "Echeruoan ideal" is understood as an intervention or intellectual engagement characterized by a broadness of vision as well as a depth of analysis.

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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 Carol P. Marsh-Lockett (editor) and Elizabeth J. West (editor)
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9781498515498 | Reprint edition (Lexington Books, March 26, 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.
9780426204565, titled "The Also People" | London Bridge, January 1, 1996, cover price $5.95 | also contains Literary Expressions of African Spirituality, Literary Expressions of African Spirituality, The Also People

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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 Carol P. Marsh-Lockett (editor) and Elizabeth J. West (editor)
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9781498515498 | Reprint edition (Lexington Books, March 26, 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.
9780426204565, titled "The Also People" | London Bridge, January 1, 1996, cover price $5.95 | also contains Literary Expressions of African Spirituality, Literary Expressions of African Spirituality, The Also People

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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 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 | Reprint edition (Lexington Books, March 26, 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.
9780426204565, titled "The Also People" | London Bridge, January 1, 1996, cover price $5.95 | also contains Literary Expressions of African Spirituality, Literary Expressions of African Spirituality, The Also People

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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: The subject of 'motherhood' is interwoven with themes of survival, power, and identity. It is also at the heart of any consideration of women's writing. Conversations of Motherhood sensitively charts common themes, intersecting experiences, and related topics within the cultural specificities of South African society...read more
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9781869142889 | Univ of Natal Pr, February 2, 2015, cover price $33.50 | About this edition: The subject of 'motherhood' is interwoven with themes of survival, power, and identity.

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Product Description: About a quarter of a million people gathered in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963, to hear King speak. Take a close look at the lives of remarkable people with this fascinating True Book series. From civil rights leaders to pioneering women, the subjects of these books are sure to inspire anyone who reads about them...read more
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9780387960128, titled "Carbonate Petroleum Reservoirs" | Springer Verlag, July 1, 1985, cover price $144.95 | also contains Carbonate Petroleum Reservoirs
9780391029224, titled "Africa and the Novel" | Humanities Pr, April 1, 1984, cover price $45.00 | also contains Africa and the Novel | About this edition: Neil McEwan has made a forceful and distinctive entry to the discussion of African fiction with this book.

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9780531212080 | Childrens Pr, February 1, 2015, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: About a quarter of a million people gathered in Washington, D.

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9780531211946 | Childrens Pr, February 1, 2015, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: About a quarter of a million people gathered in Washington, D.

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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 | Reissue edition (Routledge, May 7, 2014), cover price $105.00 | 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 $54.95 | 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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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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9780739192726 | Lexington Books, October 28, 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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