E-books: African Literature & Language

  • Maatian Ethics in a Communication Context book cover

    Maatian Ethics in a Communication Context

    1st Edition

    By Melba Vélez Ortiz

    Maatian Ethics in a Communication Context explores the ethical principle of Maat: the guiding principle of harmony and order that permeated classical African political and civil life. The book provides a rigorous, communication-focused account of the ethical wisdom ancient Africans cultivated…

    eBook – 2020-02-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Communication Studies

  • The Literary History of the Igbo Novel: African Literature in African Languages book cover

    The Literary History of the Igbo Novel

    African Literature in African Languages, 1st Edition

    By Ernest N. Emenyonu

    This book looks at the trends in the development of the Igbo novel from its antecedents in oral performance, through the emergence of the first published novel, Omenuko, in 1933 by Pita Nwana, to the contemporary Igbo novel. Defining "Igbo literature" as literature in Igbo language, and "Igbo novel…

    eBook – 2020-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge African Studies

  • Women, Literature and Development in Africa book cover

    Women, Literature and Development in Africa

    2nd Edition

    By Anthonia C. Kalu

    This book is a powerful exploration of the role of women in the evolution of African thinking and narratives on development, from the precolonial period right through to the modern day. Whilst the book identifies women’s oppression and marginalization as significant challenges to contemporary…

    eBook – 2019-12-09
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Afropolitanism and the Novel: De-realizing Africa book cover

    Afropolitanism and the Novel

    De-realizing Africa, 1st Edition

    By Ashleigh Harris

    The place of the novel as a literary form in Africa is contested. Its colonial origins and its unaffordability for most Africans make it a bad fit for the continent, yet it was also central to the creation of most postcolonial African national literary canons. These bipolar traditions remain…

    eBook – 2019-08-09
    Routledge India
    Literary Cultures of the Global South

  • Bibliography of Nigeria: A Survey of Anthropological and Linguistic Writings form the Earliest Times to 1966 book cover

    Bibliography of Nigeria

    A Survey of Anthropological and Linguistic Writings form the Earliest Times to 1966, 1st Edition

    By Nduntuei O. Ita

    First published in 1971, this major bibliography devoted to Africa’s most populous country – Nigeria – is therefore a timely contribution which must be welcomed by all. The Bibliography of Nigeria contains over 5,400 entries in archaeology, all branches of anthropology, linguistic and relevant…

    eBook – 2019-05-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Life-Writing from the Margins in Zimbabwe: Versions and Subversions of Crisis book cover

    Life-Writing from the Margins in Zimbabwe

    Versions and Subversions of Crisis, 1st Edition

    By Oliver Nyambi

    This book explores the unique contributions of various forms of post-2000 life-writings such as the autobiography, epistles, and biographies, to discourses about the nature and socio-politics of what has become known as the Zimbabwean crisis (c. 2000–2009). Much of what has been written about the…

    eBook – 2019-05-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Narratives of Obeah in West Indian Literature: Moving through the Margins book cover

    Narratives of Obeah in West Indian Literature

    Moving through the Margins, 1st Edition

    By Janelle Rodriques

    This book explores representations of Obeah – a name used in the English/Creole-speaking Caribbean to describe various African-derived, syncretic Caribbean religious practices – across a range of prose fictions published in the twentieth century by West Indian authors. In the Caribbean and its…

    eBook – 2019-04-05
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of African Literature book cover

    Routledge Handbook of African Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Moradewun Adejunmobi, Carli Coetzee

    The turn of the twenty-first century has witnessed an expansion of critical approaches to African literature. The Routledge Handbook of African Literature is a one-stop publication bringing together studies of African literary texts that embody an array of newer approaches applied to a wide range…

    eBook – 2019-03-13
    Routledge

  • Emotions in Muslim Hausa Women's Fiction: More than Just Romance book cover

    Emotions in Muslim Hausa Women's Fiction

    More than Just Romance, 1st Edition

    By Umma Aliyu Musa

    This book examines the emotions expressed in Hausa women’s prose fiction in northern Nigeria, showing how Hausa Muslim women writers use fiction in their indigenous language to demonstrate and express their anger about the problems they face in a patriarchal society. Umma Aliyu Musa shows how Hausa…

    eBook – 2019-03-07
    Routledge
    Global Africa

  • The Mende Language: Containing Useful Phrases, Elementary Grammar, Short Vocabularies, Reading Materials book cover

    The Mende Language

    Containing Useful Phrases, Elementary Grammar, Short Vocabularies, Reading Materials, 1st Edition

    By F.W.H. Migeod

    First published in 1908, this volume emerged in the midst of the British Protectorate of Sierra Leone. The author, F.W.H. Migeod, studied the Mende nation in eastern Sierra Leone and followed the example of the grammar (1882) and vocabulary (1884) published by Dr. Schoen in using the southern form…

    eBook – 2018-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Contested Criminalities in Zimbabwean Fiction book cover

    Contested Criminalities in Zimbabwean Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Tendai Mangena

    This book addresses the ways in which writers deploy the trope of contested criminality to expose Zimbabwe's socially and politically oppressive cultures in a wide range of novels and short stories published in English between 1994 and 2016. Some of the most influential authors that are…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Language in Indenture: A Sociolinguistic History of Bhojpuri-Hindi in South Africa book cover

    Language in Indenture

    A Sociolinguistic History of Bhojpuri-Hindi in South Africa, 1st Edition

    By Rajend Mesthrie

    Originally published in 1991. The transplantation of thousands of Indian workers to South Africa under indenture between 1860 and 1911 was a political act with far-reaching consequences for their linguistic traditions. In this book, the history of one of these Indic languages, Bhojpuri, and its…

    eBook – 2018-09-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

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