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Hausa Folk-Lore
Hausa Folk-Lore
by R. Sutherland Rattray
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When R. Sutherland Rattray joined the School of Anthropology at Exeter College, Oxford, he had already published Chinyanja Folklore which documented the tales and customs of the Chinyanja of Central Africa. He was also quite familiar with several West... (read more)

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Yoruba Proverbs
Yoruba Proverbs
by Oyekan Owomoyela
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“The leopards stealthy gait is not a result of cowardice; it is simply stalking a prey.” (Do not mistake peoples gentle nature for spinelessness.) “The rabbit that eats yams and enjoys them will return for more.” (People remember... (read more)

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African Literature, Animism and Politics
African Literature, Animism and Politics
by Caroline Rooney
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This book marks an important contribution to colonial and postcolonial studies in its clarification of the African discourse of consciousness and its far-reaching analyses of a literature of animism. It will be of great interest to scholars in many... (read more)

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African Hosts and Their Guests: Cultural Dynamics of Tourism
African Hosts and Their Guests: Cultural Dynamics of Tourism
by Walter (edt) Van Beek
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Tourism is important for Africa: international tourist arrivals to Africa continue to grow, income from tourism is crucial to national economies, and tourism investments are considered among the most profitable. This edited volume deals with the... (read more)

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Widor: Thirty-Five Years of German Writers-In-Residence at Oberlin College (Eastman Studies in Music)
Widor: Thirty-Five Years of German Writers-In-Residence at Oberlin College (Eastman Studies in Music)
by John R. Near
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Widor: A Life beyond the Toccata brings to light the life and work of one of France's most distinguished musicians in the most complete biography in any language of Charles-Marie Widor. He is considered one of the greatest organists of his time, a... (read more)

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Turning Points in African Democracy Turning Points in African Democracy
Turning Points in African Democracy Turning Points in African Democracy
by Abdul Raufu Mustapha
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Radical changes have taken place in Africa since 1990. What are the realities of these changes? What significant differences have emerged between African countries? What is the future for democracy in the continent? The editors have chosen eleven key... (read more)

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Silent Cry. Echoes of Young Zimbabwe Voices
Silent Cry. Echoes of Young Zimbabwe Voices
by Amabooks
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Silent Cry: Echoes of Young Zimbabwe Voices is a book of twenty-eight stories and fourteen poems, written by thirty-three young people from Zimbabwe's second city, Bulawayo. The pieces cover many issues, including family, gender, relationships, race... (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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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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Under African Skies: Modern African Stories
Under African Skies: Modern African Stories
by Charles R Larson
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Spanning a wide geographical range, this collection features many of the now prominent first generation of African writers and draws attention to a new generation of writers. Powerful, intriguing and essentially non-Western, these stories will be welcome... (read more)

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Edward Wilmot Blyden and the Racial Nationalist Imagination (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)
Edward Wilmot Blyden and the Racial Nationalist Imagination (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)
by Teshale Tibebu
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Edward Wilmot Blyden and the Racial Nationalist Imagination is a critical study of one of the most prolific and encyclopedic Black world intellectuals of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It shows the contradictions, ambiguities, complexities,... (read more)

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A Political History of the Gambia, 1816-1994 (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)
A Political History of the Gambia, 1816-1994 (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)
by Arnold Hughes
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A Political History of The Gambia: 1816-1994 is the first complete account of the political history of the former British West African dependency to be written. It makes use of much hitherto unconsulted or unavailable British and Gambian official and... (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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Diamonds, Dispossession & Democracy in Botswana
Diamonds, Dispossession & Democracy in Botswana
by Kenneth Good
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Is Botswana still 'an African miracle'? Thanks to diamonds the country's growth rate was the highest in the world into the 1990s, and regular parliamentary elections judged free on polling day have been held since 1965. However a duopoly of... (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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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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Thirteenth Group of Assignments - Don Emeritus
Thirteenth Group of Assignments - Don Emeritus
by Ike Morah
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An action packed fiction with the main character that fights evil for the good of the society. He is trained in all forms of combat both with arms as well as unarmed and his mastery of these is what sets this book apart. Once started, it is very hard to... (read more)

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The Egg Polisher and Other Tales
The Egg Polisher and Other Tales
by Funwi F. Ayuninjam
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This collection represents, in substance and style, folk tradition in the North-West Region of Cameroon. Contained herein is a sampling of various human emotions, parental concerns, and societal conflicts: emotional insecurity, deceit, obstinacy, power... (read more)

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African Theatre 11: Festivals (African Theatre)
African Theatre 11: Festivals (African Theatre)
by James Gibbs
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During the last fifty years, large sums of money, huge resources of labour and vast amounts of creative energy have been invested in international theatre festivals in Africa. Under banners such as 'Reclaiming the African Past' and 'African Renaissance',... (read more)

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