Books in category Literary Collections – African

  • Present Imperfect

    Present Imperfect
    Andrew van der Vlies

    Present Imperfect asks how South African writers have responded to the end of apartheid, to the hopes that attended the birth of the 'new' nation in 1994, and to the inevitable disappointments that have followed.

  • Ethnicity in Zimbabwe

    Ethnicity in Zimbabwe
    Enocent Msindo

    A comparative study of identity shifts in two large ethnic groups in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe.

  • Kwani 1

    Kwani? 1
    Binyavanga Wainaina

    The volume features the writings of numerous prize-winners. It includes the short story, ?The Weight of Whispers?, by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, which won The Caine Prize for African Writing in 2003.

  • A History of Malawi 1859 1966

    A History of Malawi, 1859-1966
    John McCracken

    A distinguished scholar's magnum opus and the first full account of Malawi's colonial history.

  • Our Mothers Our Powers Our Texts

    Our Mothers, Our Powers, Our Texts
    Teresa N. Washington

    “Blazes a new trail in Africana literary criticism by providing an insight into the soul and spirit of Africana womanhood.” –Anthonia Kalu, The Ohio State University, author of Women, Literature, and Development in Africa This is the …

  • Colonial Rule and Crisis in Equatorial Africa

    Colonial Rule and Crisis in Equatorial Africa
    Christopher John Gray

    A look at the encounter between the French and the peoples of Southern Gabon in terms of their differing conceptions of boundaries.

  • The Power of African Cultures

    The Power of African Cultures
    Toyin Falola

    An analysis of the ties between culture and every aspect of African life, using Africa's past to explain present situations.

  • Postcolonial African Writers

    Postcolonial African Writers
    Pushpa Naidu Parekh, Siga Fatima Jagne

    This reference book surveys the richness of postcolonial African literature.

  • Your Madness Not Mine

    Your Madness, Not Mine

    The short stories in this collection represent the yearnings and vision of an Anglophone woman, who writes both as a Cameroonian and as a woman whose life has been shaped by the minority status her people occupy within the nation-state.

  • Welcome to Our Hillbrow

    Welcome to Our Hillbrow
    Phaswane Mpe

    Infused with the rhythms of the inner-city pulsebeat, this courageous novel is compelling in its honesty and its broad vision, which links Hillbrow, rural Tiragalong, and Oxford.

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