African Literature & Language Products

  • 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 – 2019-12-20 
    Rethinking Development

  • 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 Library Editions: Comparative Education

  • 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

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Debating the Afropolitan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Emilia María Durán-Almarza, Ananya Jahanara Kabir, Carla Rodríguez González

    This volume evaluates the vitality of the term ‘Afropolitan’ within the fields of African and Afro-diasporic studies. A hotly debated and malleable term, its wide circulation has allowed for Afropolitanism to become a contested space for critical inquiry. The contributions to this book are…

    Hardback – 2019-05-14

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-04-09

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-03-28
    Global Africa

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-03-21

  • 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

  • Narrating African FutureS

    In(ter)ventions and Agencies in African and African diasporic fiction, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susan Arndt, Nadja Ofuatey-Alazard

    This volume is dedicated to fictional negotiations of future, or rather futureS. After all, ‘future’ cannot but exist in a multitude of complementary and/or competing futures, all causally related to each other just as much as to their pasts and their respective memories. Within this cyclical and…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2018-11-27
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

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