Taylor & Francis India: African Literature & Language

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2020-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Language Families Of Africa: Second edition book cover

    The Language Families Of Africa

    Second edition, 1st Edition

    By A Werner

    Published in 1925, this introduction provides an accessible account of language families in Africa. Covering the five families of African languages: the Sudan family, the Bantu family, the Hamitic family, the Bushman family and the Semitic family, it provides a detailed study of the languages,…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-23 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • International Policies for Third World Education: Unesco, Literacy and Development book cover

    International Policies for Third World Education

    Unesco, Literacy and Development, 1st Edition

    By Phillip W. Jones

    Originally published in 1988. Bringing the world close to universal literacy will be a major legacy of the twentieth century. But the rapid and widespread developments in education that have enabled this to happen have not taken place in a social and political vacuum. In some instances conditions…

    Paperback – 2019-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Comparative Education

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-08-27
    Routledge India
    Literary Cultures of the Global South

  • Language in Epistemic Access: Mobilising multilingualism and literacy development book cover

    Language in Epistemic Access

    Mobilising multilingualism and literacy development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Caroline Kerfoot, Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen

    This book focuses on how to address persistent linguistically structured inequalities in education, primarily in relation to South African schools, but also in conversation with Australian work and with resonances for other multilingual contexts around the world. The book as a whole lays bare the…

    Paperback – 2019-02-18
    Routledge

  • Epistemic Freedom in Africa: Deprovincialization and Decolonization book cover

    Epistemic Freedom in Africa

    Deprovincialization and Decolonization, 1st Edition

    By Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

    Epistemic Freedom in Africa is about the struggle for African people to think, theorize, interpret the world and write from where they are located, unencumbered by Eurocentrism. The imperial denial of common humanity to some human beings meant that in turn their knowledges and experiences lost…

    Paperback – 2018-06-27
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Out of Africa: Post-Structuralism's Colonial Roots book cover

    Out of Africa

    Post-Structuralism's Colonial Roots, 1st Edition

    By Pal Ahluwalia

    At the heart of this book is the argument that the fact that so many post-structuralist French intellectuals have a strong ‘colonial’ connection, usually with Algeria, cannot be a coincidence. The ‘biographical’ fact that so many French intellectuals were born in or otherwise connected with French…

    Paperback – 2010-03-25
    Routledge
    Postcolonial Politics

  • Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: A Routledge Study Guide book cover

    Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

    A Routledge Study Guide, 1st Edition

    By David Whittaker, Mpalive-Hangson Msiska

    Offering an insight into African culture that had not been portrayed before, Things Fall Apart is both a tragic and moving story of an individual set in the wider context of the coming of colonialism, as well as a powerful and complex political statement of cross-cultural encounters. This guide to…

    Paperback – 2007-11-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Guides to Literature

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