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African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices (Women in Africa and the Diaspora)
African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices (Women in Africa and the Diaspora)
by Jennifer Browdy De Hernandez
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African Women Writing Resistance is the first transnational anthology to focus on women’s strategies of resistance to the challenges they face in Africa today.  The anthology brings together personal narratives, testimony, interviews, short... (read more)

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The Loss Library and Other Unfinished Stories (Africa List)
The Loss Library and Other Unfinished Stories (Africa List)
by Ivan Vladislavic and Sunandini Banerjee
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"Not writing is always a relief and sometimes a pleasure. Writing about what cannot be written, by contrast, is the devil’s own job." In this unusual text, a blend of essay, fiction, and literary genealogy, South African novelist Ivan Vladislavic... (read more)

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A Woman's Voice
A Woman's Voice
by Mary Karooro Okurut
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The first short story anthology by Ugandan women includes twelve stories. They vividly illuminate the courage and endurance of Ugandan women in the face of hardships and social injustice. The book is published by the publishing arm of the Uganda Women... (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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Fire
Fire
by Sebastian Junger
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Sebastian Junger came to the attention of many readers in 1997 with The Perfect Storm, his bestselling account of a ferocious storm off the coast of Nova Scotia and the men and women whose lives were affected by it. However, readers of Vanity... (read more)

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Sexuality and Gender Politics in Mozambique: Rethinking Gender in Africa
Sexuality and Gender Politics in Mozambique: Rethinking Gender in Africa
by Signe Arnfred
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This book is about gender politics in Mozambique over three decades from 1975 to 2005. The book is also about different ways of understanding gender and sexuality. Gender policies from Portuguese colonialism, through Frelimo socialism to later neo... (read more)

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Kwani? 4
Kwani? 4
by Binyavanga Wainaina
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Following and keeping close to the great tradition set by its three predecessors, Kwani? 4 presents a wail of new voices in literary concert with the not so new. The now established talents- Binyavanga Wainaina, Muthoni Garland, Doreen Baingana- share... (read more)

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Laugh It Off Annual 4: South African Youth Culture
Laugh It Off Annual 4: South African Youth Culture
by Jacana Media
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A compilation of poetry, short stories, photography, graphic design, and numerous articles, this diverse reference contains political commentary contributed by South Africas youth. From adolescence to the apocalypse and from Jacob Zuma—a member of... (read more)

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New Generation African Writers: Migration, Material Culture, and Language
New Generation African Writers: Migration, Material Culture, and Language
by Brenda Cooper
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There is a new interest among publishers in New York and London in books by writers of African origin. These authors have often grown up or passed their early adult years out of Africa. The Orange Prize for Fiction was awarded in London 2007 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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Granta: The Magazine of New Writing #92: Granta 92: The View from Africa
Granta: The Magazine of New Writing #92: Granta 92: The View from Africa
by Ian Jack
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This issue of Granta reveals what the Africans themselves think about their continent with its diverse cultures and classes among its many nations. Granta 92 includes new writing from such literary superstars as J.M. Coetzee, Zakes Mda, Emmanuel Dongala,... (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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Writing Free
Writing Free
by Irene Staunton
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In this fifth anthology of Zimbabwean short stories from Weaver Press fifteen writers respond to the topic of writing free, and offer their thoughts about how and why they wrote as they did. The stories reflect a wide variety of freedoms: from tyranny... (read more)

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Kwani? 05 Part 2
Kwani? 05 Part 2
by Billy Kahora
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Kwani 5 Part 2 'Revelation and Conversation: Part 2 of Kwani? 5, the second 400 pages of a twin edition, further examines Kenya in the context and violent aftermath of its 2007 elections. Here, writers, photographers, poets, cartoonists provide further... (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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Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity
Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity
by Tsitsi 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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The Vintage Book of South African Indian Writing
The Vintage Book of South African Indian Writing
by Rajendra Chetty
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Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Indian immigration to South Africa, this anthology of extraordinary range and vigor is as moving and diverse as the people and land that inspired it. Written by former activists, celebrities, and... (read more)

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Reading in African Popular Fiction (02 Edition)
Reading in African Popular Fiction (02 Edition)
by 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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