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Life Times: Stories
Life Times: Stories
by Nadine Gordimer
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"Superb...a series of masterly drawn glimpses into the storymaking art of one of Africa's great modern literary geniuses." -Alan Cheuse, NPR A selection of short stories written to date by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer, Life Times reveals her... (read more)

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Writings from the Sand, Volume 1: Collected Works of Isabelle Eberhardt
Writings from the Sand, Volume 1: Collected Works of Isabelle Eberhardt
by Isabelle Eberhardt
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Born in 1877 in Geneva, Switzerland, Isabelle Eberhardt became a rebel at an early age. She dressed like a man so she could have access to areas forbidden to women, smoked in public, and scandalized Genevan society. Already multilingual (French, German... (read more)

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The Sudan Handbook
The Sudan Handbook
by John (edt) Ryle
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The Sudan Handbook, based on the Rift Valley Institute's successful Sudan Field Course, is an authoritative and accessible introduction to Sudan, vividly written and edited by leading Sudanese and international specialists. The handbook offers a concise... (read more)

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Where I Stand: Volume I: A Collection of Speeches and Newspaper Articles 1992-1995
Where I Stand: Volume I: A Collection of Speeches and Newspaper Articles 1992-1995
by Ph. D. Cmc Papa Kwesi Nduom
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The first of three volumes planned for publication, Where I Stand is a collection of essays and articles written by Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, a consultant, entrepreneur and politician in the Republic of Ghana. Dr. Nduom, known as Mr. Fix-it for his ability to... (read more)

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The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 (Columbia Guides to Literature Since 1945)
The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 (Columbia Guides to Literature Since 1945)
by Gareth Cornwell
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From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid. Because apartheid intruded on every aspect of... (read more)

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African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson and the Idea of Negritude (Africa List)
African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson and the Idea of Negritude (Africa List)
by Souleymane Bachir Diagne
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Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906-2001) was a Senegalese poet and philosopher who in 1960 also became the first president of the Republic of Senegal. In African Art as Philosophy, Souleymane Bachir Diagne takes a unique approach to... (read more)

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War in African Literature Today (African Literature Today)
War in African Literature Today (African Literature Today)
by Ernest N. Emenyonu
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Since the second half of the twentieth century, no single phenomenon has marred the image and development of Africa more than senseless fratricidal wars which rapidly followed the political independence of nations. This issue of African Literature Today... (read more)

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Three Questions for Sixty-Five Composers Three Questions for Sixty-Five Composers Three Questions for Sixty-Five Composers (Eastman Studies in Music)
Three Questions for Sixty-Five Composers Three Questions for Sixty-Five Composers Three Questions for Sixty-Five Composers (Eastman Studies in Music)
by Balint Andras Varga
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Do today's composers draw inspiration from life experiences or from, say, the natural world? What influences, past and present, have influenced recent composers? How essential is it for a composer to develop a personal style, and when does this... (read more)

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Living Out Loud
Living Out Loud
by Anna Quindlen
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"A panopticon of life in this decade, sure to be valuable to future social historians She touches on life, love, home, family, work, men, women, children and issues large and small." CHICAGO TRIBUNE The voice is Anna Quindlen's. But we know the... (read more)

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Writings from the Sand, Volume 2: Collected Works of Isabelle Eberhardt
Writings from the Sand, Volume 2: Collected Works of Isabelle Eberhardt
by Isabelle Eberhardt
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Born in 1877 in Geneva, Switzerland, Isabelle Eberhardt became a rebel at an early age, dressing like a man so she could have access to areas forbidden to women, smoking in public, and otherwise scandalizing Genevan society. Already multilingual, she... (read more)

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Welcome To Our Hillbrow (11 Edition)
Welcome To Our Hillbrow (11 Edition)
by Phaswane Mpe
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 Welcome to Our Hillbrow is an exhilarating and disturbing ride through the chaotic and hyper-real zone of Hillbrow—microcosm of all that is contradictory, alluring, and painful in the postapartheid South African psyche. Everything is there... (read more)

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South African Poets on Poetry
South African Poets on Poetry
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The depth and variety of South African poetry comes alive in these interviews, first published in the poetry journal New Coin. Twenty poets of the 1980s and 1990s talk about their aesthetics, their politics, and the impulses that drive their writing.... (read more)

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The Great Place: A Soulful Celebration of the Beautiful South African People
The Great Place: A Soulful Celebration of the Beautiful South African People
by Ugonna Wachuku
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This is a fanciful story about Hawaiis menehunes (Hawaiian folklore little people) as the main characters. The Pierce family on a trip to Kauai decide to change their lifestyle. The menehunes led by King Ola at age three hundred help the Pierces as... (read more)

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Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts
Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts
by Clive James
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Echoing Edward Said's belief that "Western humanism is not enough, we need a universal humanism," the renowned critic Clive James presents here his life's work. Containing over one hundred original essays, organized by quotations from A to Z, Cultural... (read more)

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Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity
Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity
by Tsitsi Ella Jaji
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Africa in Stereo analyzes how Africans have engaged with African American music and its representations in the long twentieth century (1890-2011) to offer a new cultural history attesting to pan-Africanism's ongoing and open theoretical potential. Tsitsi... (read more)

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Life Is Not the Dance Floor
Life Is Not the Dance Floor
by Skeelo Khumalo
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Skeelo Khumalo identifies himself as a mystic, naturalist, and ethnologist. In 2004, he won ANGLO PLATINUM short story writing contest and in 2005 was awarded with NOBEL PRIZE INTERNATIONAL POETRY LEGENDS AWARDS. In 2006, he joined the Sediba project as... (read more)

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Africa Fresh! New Voices from the First Continent
Africa Fresh! New Voices from the First Continent
by Rod Amis
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An anthology of African writing only featured on the Internet until now, this book features the collected works of writers for the G21 AFRICA section of G21.net. The eight writers represented here are from around the continent and present an exciting... (read more)

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Readings in African Popular Fiction
Readings in African Popular Fiction
by Stephanie Newell
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..". a useful introduction to an important field of African creative writing that has been invisible for the most part in North America and Europe." --Eileen Julien Readings in African Popular Fiction explores the social, political, and economic... (read more)

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Short Writings from Bulawayo II
Short Writings from Bulawayo II
by Jane (edt) Morris
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Short Writings from Bulawayo II is a collection of short stories and poems from 22 contributors that take the reader on a journey through the townships of Bulawayo, to the rural areas and beyond. It would be unforgivable in today's Zimbabwe to publish as... (read more)

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The Essential Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Barnes & Noble Classics)
The Essential Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Barnes & Noble Classics)
by Edgar Allan Poe
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The Essential Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, by Edgar Allan Poe, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship... (read more)

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