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Reading the World
Africa


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Palace Walk (Cairo Trilogy #1)
Palace Walk (Cairo Trilogy #1)
by Naguib Mahfouz
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The master work by the 1988 Nobel Prize winner in literature, this stunning book, which introduces the engrossing saga of a Muslim family in Cairo during Egypt's occupation by British forces in the early 1990s, is "a majestic and capacious accomplishment"... (read more)

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Arabian Nights and Days
Arabian Nights and Days
by Naguib Mahfouz
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A renowned Nobel Prize-winning novelist refashions the classic tales of Scheherazade in his own imaginative, spellbinding style. Here are genies and flying carpets, Aladdin and Sinbad, Ali Baba, and many other familiar stories, made new by the magical... (read more)

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So Long a Letter (African Writers Series #248)
So Long a Letter (African Writers Series #248)
by Mariama Ba
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It is not only the fact that this is the most deeply felt presentation of the female condition in African fiction that gives distinction to this novel, but also its undoubted literary qualities, which seem to place it among the best novels that have come... (read more)

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Open Door (60 Edition)
Open Door (60 Edition)
by Latifa Al-zayyat
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The Open Door is a landmark of women's writing in Arabic. Published in 1960, it was very bold for its time in exploring a middle-class Egyptian girl's coming of sexual and political age, in the context of the Egyptian nationalist movement preceding the... (read more)

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The Last Will and Testament of Senhor Da Silva Araujo
The Last Will and Testament of Senhor Da Silva Araujo
by Germano Almeida
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Everyone in Cape Verde knows Senor da Silva. Successful entrepreneur, owner of the island's first automobile, a most serious, upright, and self-made businessman, Senor da Silva is the local success story. Born an orphan, he never married, he never... (read more)

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Voices from the Other World: Ancient Egyptian Tales
Voices from the Other World: Ancient Egyptian Tales
by Naguib Mahfouz
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Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz reaches back millennia to his homeland’s majestic past in this enchanting collection of early tales that brings the world of ancient Egypt face to face with our own times. From the Predynastic Period, where a cabal of... (read more)

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The Lovers of Algeria
The Lovers of Algeria
by Anouar Benmalek
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A breathless story of love and survival in war-torn Algeria-past and present The devil has entered our country, and his footprints are everywhere. Nine-year-old Jallal is old enough to know that his life in Algeria is precarious at best. Having run away... (read more)

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The Story of the Madman (CARAF Books)
The Story of the Madman (CARAF Books)
by Mongo Beti
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Widely acclaimed when first published in French in 1994, Mongo Beti's tenth novel, L'histoire du fou, continues the author's humorous yet fierce criticism of the colonial system in Africa and its legacy of governmental corruption.<P>Translated here... (read more)

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La Trip: A Novel in Verse
La Trip: A Novel in Verse
by Mohammed Dib
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Poetry. Translation. Winner of the 1994 Francophone Grand Prix, the highest literary prize awarded by the Acad'mie Fran'aise, Algerian-born poet Mohammed Dib created this bilingual work in response to a stay in Los Angeles in 1974. The story tells of an... (read more)

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The Rift (Emergent Literatures)
The Rift (Emergent Literatures)
by V. Y. Mudimbe
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The Rift explores textuality, writing, solitude, and death in the context of contemporary African life, and at the same time examines the constitution and materiality of African subjectivity. V. Y. Mudimbe's writing is provocative, demanding, and... (read more)

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Xhosa Proverbs
Xhosa Proverbs
by Zolile Calana
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